The North Carolina Museum of Art

Summer Movies

Outdoor movies go digital! Big-screen movie magic under the stars has been a cherished NCMA experience for over 20 years. We present award-winning comedies, dramas, documentaries, animated features, and everything in between.

Beginning this season we’ll show outdoor movies in high-definition digital format with a new state-of-the art digital projection system. We will continue to screen beautiful archival film prints in our auditorium. The new projection equipment will make movies look and sound sharper on our outdoor screen and will give us a wider range of programming options. We greatly appreciate the generous support from Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., which made purchasing the new equipment possible.

Parents, please note: many screenings are family friendly, but we include a few R-rated titles each season.

Food and Beverage

Picnics are welcome. Beer and wine may be purchased at the venue, along with popcorn and candy. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought to the venue; all nonalcoholic beverages, including water, must arrive in factory-sealed containers.

Friday, September 5 | 8:30 pm

Grand Budapest Hotel

The tale of M. Gustave, a finicky hotel concierge and louche opportunist, and his protégé, Zero,... Read more >

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Saturday, September 6 | 8:30 pm

Second Annual The Big Lebowski Dude Abides Party

The NCMA’s own version of Lebowski Fest celebrates the Dude, the laziest man in L.A. County, a... Read more >

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Place and Time

Museum Park Theater (enter from Plaza)

Movies begin just after dark, at 9 pm through mid-August, 8:30 thereafter. Check individual times.
Gates open 90 minutes before showtime.

Free for Museum members; tickets from Box Office required
$5 All others

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Museum Box Office in East Building, by calling (919) 715-5923, or online.


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