The North Carolina Museum of Art

Winter Films

Motion pictures were born at the tail end of the 19th century, and the Universal Film and Manufacturing Company was founded soon after by German immigrant Carl Laemmle. Early moguls like "Uncle Carl" loved the idea of selling something over and over (an image on a screen) that you did not actually have to give to your customer. He also charged visitors for tours of the sets on Universal's back lot, in essence creating the first theme park.

Universal has been celebrating its centennial with new prints of its classics. We present a selection of Westerns, comedies, dramas, and horror films that showcase the signature style of Hollywood's oldest studio.

Films are introduced by NCMA film curator Laura Boyes or a guest presenter.

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Fridays, 8 pm
East Building
Museum Auditorium

Tickets $7 ($5 Students, NCMA members)

Many screenings sell out, so we encourage you to purchase in advance and arrive early to secure choice seating.

NCMA Cinema series pass
Valid for 8 screenings, January–May
$48 ($32 Students, NCMA members)

A series pass does not guarantee you a seat. The pass serves as a voucher that must be used to obtain tickets to specific movies.

By phone: (919) 715-5923
In person: Museum Box Office, East Building.