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We’re Dreaming of a White Christmas (Sing-A-Long) & More Holiday Fun at The Cary in December

Post Date:11/30/2017 8:22 AM
  • Dec. 9: Six String Presents Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboy with Corin Raymond
  • Dec. 15-17: Annual “White Christmas” Sing-A-Long.
  • Dec. 23: “Elf” Snowball Sock Throw to benefit Dorcas Ministries.
  • Dec. 28-30: “Battle of the Sexes” starring Emma Stone & Steve Carell.

CARY, N.C. (November 29, 2017) – ‘Tis the season for entertaining as The Cary Theater puts a bow on a December full of programming that is beyond ordinary. The Cary gift-wraps 18 Christmas classic films, plus live music and entertainment that is bound to make the holidays more fun for area families.

“What better way to end the year than by celebrating with our holiday tradition ‘White Christmas’ Sing-A-Long?” said Joy Ennis, operations and program supervisor for The Cary Theater. “This year we add another audience participation event with the modern classic “Elf,” which we hope becomes a popular fundraiser. It is truly a gift to provide our patrons with ways to get together as a community for fun and entertainment in downtown Cary.”

“White Christmas” Sing-A-Long – Dec. 15-17

Back by popular demand, this classic film has become a local Christmas tradition. Audiences are encouraged to participate as The Cary provides interactive props and a songbook to help make this a fun holiday event for families. All five screenings sold out last year! Tickets are $8-10 and available online and at the box office. Showings: Dec. 15 at 7:00 p.m.; Dec. 16 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.; Dec. 17 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

“Elf” Snowball Sock Throw for Charity – Dec. 23 at 2:00 p.m.

Get ready for a “snowball” fight for a great cause! Come see the modern classic “Elf” and bring numerous pairs of new white socks with you. During the snowball fight scene, we’ll ball up our socks and have fun! After the film, we will collect the socks and donate them to Dorcas Ministries as they are the most requested item at area shelters this time of year.

Cinema Overdrive Series Presents “Silent Night, Bloody Night” – Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

This monthly film series is dedicated to the very best in cult, exploitation and gonzo action cinema. The Cary loves B-movie gore, and December is no different! Join us as we screen the holiday camp classic “Silent Night, Bloody Night” on Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Ho-Ho-Holiday Hits

The Cary will celebrate the holidays with some of the most beloved and unusual classic films featuring a Christmas theme, including:

  • “Christmas in Connecticut” on Dec. 1 & Dec. 8 at 7:00 p.m.
  • “Love Actually” on Dec. 1 at 9:15 p.m.
  • “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
  • “Dr. Zhivago” on Dec. 3 at 2:00 p.m.
  • “Almost Christmas” on Dec. 7 at 2:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.
  • “Surviving Christmas” on Dec. 7 at 7:00 p.m.
  • “Die Hard” on Dec. 8 at 9:15 p.m.
  • “The Bishop’s Wife” on Dec. 10 at 2:00 p.m.
  • “Christmas with the Karounstzoses” on Dec. 14 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
  • “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” on Dec. 14 at 9:30 p.m.
  • “The Polar Express” on Dec. 19 at 10:00 a.m. & Dec. 24 at 2:00 p.m.
  • “It’s a Wonderful Life” on Dec. 21 at 2:00 p.m. & Dec. 23 at 7:00 p.m.
  • “A Christmas Story” on Dec. 21 at 9:15 p.m. & Dec. 22 at 7:00 p.m.
  • “The Nativity Story” on Dec. 21 at 7:00 p.m.
  • “Deck the Halls” on Dec. 22 at 9:00 p.m.

Six String Presents: Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboy with Corin Raymond – December 9 at 8 p.m.

Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboy are best known for Americana tales of love, life and loss. Based in Carrboro, Byrd brings a unique sound based in his love of roots music. All the way from Toronto, guitar troubadour Corin Raymond blazes as the opener.

Independent, Classic and Documentary Films

In December, The Cary will screen interesting local, independent and documentary films that include:

Motion for Pictures Screening Series – Dec. 6 at 7:00 p.m. The Triangle Filmmaking Community curates a collection of award-winning short films guaranteed to make audiences think, gasp, and perhaps fall on the floor laughing. This month’s diverse shorts include: a threesome, saving a village from devastation, or bringing about the birth of the antichrist. Films are: Christmas Threesome, Bartleby, Resurgence: Restoring Life and Hope to a Barren Land, Born Again, Slow Wave, The Action Hero’s Guide to Saving Lives. Some films contain adult content.

  • “Battle of the Sexes” – A true story of the events leading to the 1973 tennis match between women’s #1 Billie Jean King and washed up ex-champ and hustler Bobby Riggs in what would become the most watched televised sports event of all time.  Dec. 28 at 2:00 & 7:00 p.m., Dec. 29 at 9:00 p.m., and Dec. 30 at 7:00 p.m.
  • “In Search of Fellini” – A sheltered, small-town Ohio girl is suddenly faced with harsh reality. Desperate for answers, she discovers hope in the delightfully bizarre films of Federico Fellini and sets off on a journey to find him. Dec. 28 at 9:30 p.m., Dec. 29 at 7:00 p.m., Dec. 30 at 9:30 p.m., and Dec. 31 at 2:00 p.m.

About The Cary Theater

The Cary Theater, located at 122 E. Chatham St. in downtown Cary, lights up downtown with its mission to provide a unique setting for the community to experience art house cinema and live performances that enhance the cultural arts experience in the Town of Cary. Originally constructed in 1946 to serve as the Town’s first indoor movie theater, The Cary was meticulously restored in 2014 to create a vibrant space downtown that offers independent film, live performance comedy and improv, the Six String Presents music series as well as other live events. The Cary is owned by the Town of Cary and operated by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources. For the latest schedule, please visit Film tickets are $5.00 ($3.00 for Film Circle members) unless otherwise noted and can be purchased online and at the box office.



Joy Ennis, The Cary Supervisor, (919) 462-2054
Lyman Collins, Cultural Arts Manager, (919) 462-3861
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 462-3908

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