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


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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