The Cary


The Cary Theater

The Cary Theater122 E. Chatham St.

Built in 1946, The Cary property was once home to the town's first indoor movie theater, which hosted live performances as well as films. The property was also used as a clothing store, auto parts store and recording studio. Now the marquee lights up Downtown Cary with the mission of providing a unique setting for cinema and live performance to enhance the cultural arts experience in Downtown Cary.

The Cary offers independent films, music, and live performance including comedy and improv!

175-seat theater
Lighted marquee
Concession stand



Movie: Belle Epoque

October 23 | 7 & 9:30 p.m. 
Rated: R

“In 1931, a young soldier  (Fernando) deserts from the army and falls into a country farm,where he is welcomed by the owner (Manolo) due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters (Rocio, Violeta, Clara and Luz). Fernando likes all of themand they like him, so he has to decide which one to love.” (credit: Michel Rudoy/


Music: Six String Presents Chris Rosser
plus Joe Ebel and Annie Lalley

October 24, 2014 | 8pm

Chris Rosser is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, composer and producer. Joe Ebel is a working songwriter who plays acoustic steel string guitar and five-string violin to make amazing music. For singer-songwriter Anne Lalley, making things beautiful is as natural as breathing. Whether it is the soulful rock-path flower garden behind her Asheville, North Carolina home or the flowing songs she spins from the threads of her experiences, Anne Lalley does Life from the heart.


Movie: Scent of a Woman 

October 25, 2014 | 7 p.m.
Rated: R

Driven by an extravagant, tour-de-force performance by Al Pacino, Scent of a Woman is the story of Frank Slade (Pacino), a blind, retired army colonel who hires Charlie Simms (Chris O'Donnell), a poor college student on the verge of expulsion, to take care of him over Thanksgiving weekend. At the beginning of the weekend, Frank takes Charlie to New York, where he reveals to the student that he intends to visit his family, have a few terrific meals, sleep with a beautiful woman and, finally, commit suicide. The film follows the mismatched pair over the course of the weekend, as they learn about life through their series of adventures. (


Movie: Belle Epoque

October 26 | 2 p.m. 
Rated: R

Read descriptions of film, music and other events scheduled.

Hours of Operation:
The Cary opens one (1) hour prior to each event. The Cary is closed on all official Town holidays.

Volunteer at the The Cary

The Cary is accepting applications for its volunteer ushers group. Please fill out the volunteer application and return to the Downtown Theater and Events Supervisor / The Cary / PO Box 8005, Cary, NC 27512.

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The Cary Theater | 122 E. Chatham Street | Cary, NC 27511 | (919) 462-2051