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Introducing the Skyline Drive-In Movie Series

UPDATE (9/17/20 at 4 PM): Due to inclement weather, the original dates for The Conjuring (September 17, 19, & 20) have been rescheduled for September 24 & 26. Ticket buyers, please check your email for more information and next steps.

Skyline Drive-In Movie logo presented by the Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College and Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts

The Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts and the Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College are thrilled to announce a new Drive-In series – Skyline Drive-in Movies, which will take place under the stars on the Downtown Campus of CFCC, beginning this month!

This unique new entertainment experience will elevate the concept of the drive-in cinema to an entirely new level – specifically, the top level of the Hanover Street Student Parking Deck, just opposite the Wilson Center. The series will highlight the history of cinema in Wilmington, and will feature films made in Wilmington and the surrounding Cape Fear region.

Tickets are exclusively sold through the Wilson Center Box Office. Though the Wilson Center has temporarily suspended in-person ticket sales, tickets are available for purchase via telephone at 910-362-7999 and through our website. The first several films of the series will be The Conjuring , directed by James Wan; Blue Velvet , directed by David Lynch; and Stephen King’s Firestarter , directed by Mark Lester. The dates for the currently announced films are:

  • The Conjuring: Sept. 17th, 19th & 20th
  • Blue Velvet: Sept. 28th, 29th & 30th
  • Firestarter: Oct. 1st, 3rd & 4th  

These are ticketed events. Capacity for these screenings are limited to preserve sight lines. Tickets must be bought in advance; no walk-up tickets will be available. The event will be held in compliance with local and state health guidelines and will be an in-car event. The film sound will be broadcast via short-range FM radio transmission. In order to optimize the movie experience, it is recommended that ticket purchasers arrive with a tunable FM receiver (vehicle radio or the like). For more details, please visit our Skyline Drive-In Movies page.

About The Conjuring (2013):

In 1971, Carolyn and Roger Perron move their family into a dilapidated Rhode Island farmhouse and soon strange things start happening around it with escalating nightmarish terror. In desperation, Carolyn contacts the noted paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, to examine the house. What the Warrens discover is a whole area steeped in a satanic haunting that is now targeting the Perron family wherever they go. To stop this evil, the Warrens will have to call upon all their skills and spiritual strength to defeat this spectral menace at its source that threatens to destroy everyone involved. Directed by James Wan. This movie is Rated R for sequences of disturbing violence and terror.

About Blue Velvet (1986):

Returning home to visit his father who is in intensive care at the hospital, Jeffrey Beaumont stumbles upon a human ear he finds in a field. With local police detective John Williams and the local police department unable or unwilling to do more than a cursory investigation, Jeffrey and Sandy, Detective Williams’s high-school-age daughter decide to do their own investigation. But Jeffrey and Sandy’s investigation leads them to discover that a dark underworld exists in their hometown. Jeffrey becomes suspicious of nightclub singer Dorothy Vallens, who is involved with Frank Booth, a violent and evil man, and what her involvement in the case might be. Directed by David Lynch. This movie is Rated R for adult situations/language, nudity, and violence.

About Stephen King’s Firestarter (1984):

In this film, based on Stephen King’s 1980 novel of the same name, Andrew McGee and Vicky Tomlinson met while earning money as guinea pigs for an experiment at college. The experiment was shrouded in suspicion and mystery, and seemed to be related to psychic abilities. The two were later married and had a daughter, Charlene, or “Charlie,” who can see the near future and also the power of pyrokinesis – the ability to start fires with her mind. Naturally, the government takes a great interest in Charlie, and operatives from the secret department known as “The Shop” want to quarantine and study her, and perhaps deploy her powers to their own nefarious ends. Directed by Mark Lester. This movie is rated R.

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