News Releases

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option
To view news releases from previous years, choose the year from the All Categories menu and click the Archived News button.

The Cary Theater Showcases Hitchcock Plus Full Slate of Indie Darlings & Classics In April

Post Date:04/03/2018 8:51 AM
  • April 13: Six String Presents Jon Shain & Wyatt Easterling.
  • April 15: “Carmen – From The Royal Opera House.”
  • April 18: Cinema Overdrive screens the gonzo 1980 classic “Super Fuzz.”
  • April 20-22: Hitchcock Weekend features Masterclass plus Q&A with “78/52” director Alexandre Philippe.
  • April 26-28: “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story,” a documentary chronicling the inventor/actress.

CARY, N.C. (April 2, 2018) – The Cary Theater is proud to showcase a unique schedule of compelling art house entertainment in the month of April, highlighted by a special weekend of Hitchcock film screenings and presentations. On Saturday, April 21, The Cary will host Alexandre Philippe for a masterclass dedicated to the beloved filmmaker. Philippe is the acclaimed director of “78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene,” which will screen April 22 in conjunction with his participation in a Q&A discussion. 

“As we spring into the second quarter of 2018, our schedule includes a terrific lineup of top independent films, classics, live music and comedy,” said Joy Ennis, operations and program supervisor at The Cary. “We’re thrilled to bring Alexandre Philippe to town to share his filmmaking experiences with audiences.”

Hitchcock Weekend –April 20-22

The Cary celebrates the beloved filmmaker with a weekend dedicated to his craft. Featured programming includes:

  • “Psycho,” April 20 at 7:00 p.m.
  • “Vertigo,” April 20 at 9:15 p.m.
  • The Art & Craft of Alfred Hitchcock, a masterclass with Alexandre Philippe, April 21 at 10:00 a.m.
  • “78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene” screening and Q&A with director Alexandre Philippe, April 22 at 2:00 p.m.

Six String Presents: Jon Shain & Wyatt Easterling – April 13 at 8:00 p.m.

Shain is a popular local singer-songwriter with an evolved musical style and fiery acoustic guitar. Easterling’s written chart-toppers for Dierks Bentley, Joe Diffie, Neal McCoy and more. He’s back at The Cary to support his new album produced by Chris Rosser, having launched his return to the stage right here one year ago.

Comedy @ The Cary with Buzz Sutherland & Tom Holaday – April 28 at 8:00 p.m.

Feel the Buzz of humor that’s 100 percent clean, with a smooth blend of homespun characters and outrageous facial expressions that will keep audiences rolling in their seats. Now retired from his career as a teacher, Coach Holaday brings clean comedy to his life stories about family, school and coaching.

Monthly Series at The Cary

  • Motion for Pictures Screening Series presented by Triangle Filmmaking Community, this month’s short film showcase includes: “Atisaz” by director Arvand Dashtaray, “The Amazing Neckbeard” by director Aaron Legg, and “The Replacement Child” by director Justin Lerner. Q&A afterward with filmmakers.April 4 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Cinema Overdrive presents “Super Fuzz” – Bomb site radiation gives a Miami police rookie intermittent powers that he uses to fight crime in this gonzo B-movie from 1980. April 18 at 7:30 p.m.

On Stage at The Cary

  • Cary Playwrights’ Forum and The Cary Theater present Grandchild of Playslam, a 3-minute play contest with audience participation deciding the winners among 12 plays. April 14 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Triangle’s Got Talent presented by Cary Teen Council, featuring 15 local teens performing. April 21 at 6:00 p.m.

Film Schedule – Current independent, foreign, documentaries and classic films

  • “Wonder” starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. April 5 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. April 6 at 9:30 p.m. April 7 at 7:00 p.m. April 8 at 2:00 p.m.
  • “The Insult” presented in Arabic with English subtitles. April 5 at 9:30. April 6 at 7:00 p.m. April 7 at 9:30 p.m. April 12 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
  • “Nazim Hikmet: The Blue-Eyed Giant.” This acclaimed biopic depicts the 20th century Turkish poet Nâzım Hikmet Ran’s time as a political prisoner. Presented in Turkish with English subtitles. April 7 at 2:00 p.m. FREE
  • “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.” 1995 Academy Award winner for best costume design. April 12 at 9:30 p.m.
  • “Carmen: From The Royal Opera House.” Sung in French with English subtitles. This popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical, non-traditional production, incorporating music written by Georges Bizet for the score but not usually heard. April 15 at 2:00 p.m.
  • “I Am Not Your Negro” presented by Building Stronger Communities as part of its quarterly Heart & Art Series. Includes a discussion forum facilitated by Tru Pettigrew. April 16 at 6:00 p.m. FREE
  • “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (1956) screening April 19 at 2:00 p.m.
  • “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” (2004) screening April 19 at 7:00 p.m. This film kicks off the Town of Cary’s inaugural Dodgeball Tournament! All proceeds from the event will go toward the Town of Cary Scholarship Fund, which provides underserved individuals and families with the opportunity to participate in enriching recreational activities.
  • “Suspicion” (1944) screening April 19 at 9:00 p.m.
  • “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story.” The Austrian actress fled an oppressive marriage to become a Hollywood starlet in the 1940s. Her considerable on-screen talents were surpassed by her role as inventor of a radio system now considered the basis of Bluetooth technology. April 26 at 2:00 p.m. April 27 at 9:00 p.m. April 28 at 2:00 p.m.
  • “Red-Headed Woman.” A gold digger played by Jean Harlow breaks up her boss’ marriage and sins her way to financial success in this 1932 comedy. April 27 at 7:00 p.m.
  • “Design For Living” (1933) screening April 29 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 or $4.00 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


Return to full list >>