Reviews of The Cary Theater (Movie Theater)

122 E Chatham St, Cary, NC 27511

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REVIEWS OF The Cary Theater IN North Carolina

Tom Brannan

Check out the wall.

Mike Wheatley

Love the concept but..."No web site?" Could not find a list of holiday films they are playing online? Searching for a film to go with the family brings up the multiplexes but not The Cary. Very disappointing.

J Eric Braun

Wonderful space for live music.

Jeffrey Schwartz

Great place to see a show or movie

Emil Velasquez

#culture #datenight

Mark Self

Nice Theater helping to invigorate downtown Cary.

Robert Kulow

A break from the usual run of movies. Pleasant atmosphere.

Kymberly Daniels

Perfect local place for new screenings & old, alike.


Nice little place to catch a show

Heather Abbott

Great selection of movies. What they play isn't showing anywhere else around. Indies & kids offerings, live concerts & comedy, all in an intimate theater. Great service and they even provide clean blankets if you get chilly! Check out Brew coffee shop which is connected to the theater and sells the theaters snacks & packaged popcorn as well as a small menu with nice options. Local beer selection. Chill, fun vibe!

Diana Johnson

Awesome place, love the location and old school movies like American Graffiti

Atlas Johnson

Good Smaller feel with an old school background

Alexander Lawrence

Great little venue showing movies, live music, live comedy acts, and other events.

Kyle Thomas

Decent little theater in Cary. Shows a variety of movies. Concessions are provided by the coffee shop next door. I like that they are engaged with the community. Staff is friendly.

Karin Hess

Nice, old, renovated theater. Good rest rooms. Food counter has some nice offerings, though the service is slow.

Jason Hare

Really liked the kind staff and the preservation of the original chairs as decorations.

Patrice Harris

It was my family first time... attending and I must say I loved it the discussion was educational,so many different out looks and opinions no judgement great conversation

Jane Gries

Bryan Williams

Must see little gem in downtown Cary.

Vishal Srikanth

Gérard Nathalie

Awesome place with great movies !

Paul Greene

I enjoyed the show very much. The seating was intimate without feeling crowded.

Lamar Norwood

Great intimate theater. We will be going back.

Patricia Walker

You finally showed an Indy/Foreign film ("A Man Called Ove")!!! First time I wanted to attend in 3 years. House was full. Hope you will show a lot more CURRENT Independent films. You have the perfect venue for it. Thank you!

Earnest Jordan

Lloyd Forman

Interesting monthly selections of Indie and retro and documentary films. Leave a few extra minutes to find parking. And be aware that the seats are on the small side.

Greg Scopel

Clean. Cozy. Great coffee bar

Scott Pearson

Please show up to work, employees of "The Cary". My friends went for Bengt Washburn tickets @ 5:30pm Friday August 16th. A half dozen patrons,the opening comedian and a beverage vendor were mystified that the box office was "closed" (?) The facility number rang inside unanswered. Returned at 5:50pm and The Cary was still unattended. More patrons came and went, frustrated. As a Cary resident, I was angry my tax dollars were paying a for such a lackluster attitude so I went to the Herbert Walker building to let the Town of Cary know their theater was abandoned. By the time someone arrived at 6:10pm ("Jocelyn") 15+ people reconsidered and left just like us because if this is how they run things, what other unpleasant surprises await? Let's hope "The Cary" pulls it's act together and hasn't squandered our SIX MILLION DOLLAR INVESTMENT!

V Johnson

Great venue! Enjoyed the film festival!!

Michael Vuke

The Cary Theater is a fun local venue that hosts art house/indie and classic movies (they recently played The Godfather Trilogy), concerts, and performances. Brew coffee shop is connected, and you can bring snacks/beverages from Brew into the theater (no outside food or beverages though) The movie tickets are very reasonably priced ($7 after Ticketmaster fees), and they have a great variety of live acts from local singer songwriters like Jason Harrod and Asheville bluesman Jody Carroll to jazz groups and plays. If your back gets stiff easily, be forewarned that the seating is not the most comfortable. All in all a great Venue. Be sure to go upstairs and look at some of the old memorabilia from the original theater!

Caden Duncan


Hala Ghrear

Is good place

Eric Kalin

Perfect for afternoon matinees. I've seen two movies (Ernst Lubitsch's "The Shop Around the Corner" and "Free Solo", about Alex Honnold's 900 meter free climb up El Capitan). Both ran at 2:00 p.m. on weekday afternoons. The tickets are inexpensive; the staff was warm and helpful; the theater was not crowded; the audience was on the older side. A nice coffee shop adjoins the lobby.

Taylor Esteban

Adam Rich

J Stephenson

Even though it's small, not "modern" like the big theaters, I love it. Great movies not showing most theaters, indies, documentaries, old, etc. Coffee shop. Saw "The Man who invented Christmas" today. People are very friendly. Support our community!

Stephen Hollis

Nice venue. Glad you can get snacks and adult beverages there

Mark Wainwright

Peter Rivera


Joseph Luthman II

Just moved near downtown Cary in late 2018 and finally got to see a movie here when Free Solo was playing. It's got a great vibe for a smaller theater and to me is one of the beauties of Main Street. Love the old school Marquee!! My wife and I will definitely be visiting regularly!

Catherine Paquette

Bruce MacKenzie

We always have a great time when we are able to attend. You have to stay alert to changing programs, or you will miss out.

Mary Kay Eckert

I love The Cary Theater. We have seen some great movies and comics. I appreciate the revitalization of downtown Cary. I am proud to live here!

Denise Byron-Cox

Vicki Shawl

Great small older theater. Attached is a coffee shop and a bar. We watched a comedian. Fun time

Jason Boone

Angel Walter

precious theatre, need more show times though

John De Binder

Unique and excellent experience

Melissa Brown

Bora Bali

Excellent location, great variety of drinks (coffee, tea, wine, beer, etc.), clean, organized, and very welcoming.

Alex Ware

The comedy show was fantastic

Linda Blakley

Loving The Magic Flute

Rod H

Aspires to "sophistication". A small theater showing minor films. Fine if they strike your fancy.

J.Scott Rinker

Very nice theater,

Christian Rahl

Very quaint theater but they need to step up on showing more modern classic movies.

Dave Berger

Nice place to catch the unusual flick. Staff and volunteers are always really friendly.

Maureen Wertheim

Nice old tome theater with updated facilities.

Héloïse salvagnac

Little beautiful theater with good snacks !!

joanne randolph

Give us more, more, more foreign and Indy films. Otherwise, a wonderful addition to downtown Cary.

Linda Gunter

Nice venue, but I think the Town of Cary should install some more comfortable seats.

Tim Decker

Great intimate venue for watching life performances in downtown carry near restaurants and pubs

Ron Nickels


Blanca Akers

Great small town theatre!

Tom Hayes

Join First United Methodist Church's "1st on Chatham" service. Beautiful sermons and great guitar music, often accompanied with Banjo, mandolin and base


Great experience

Craig Taylor

This theatre always has older off the wall or classic movies. Classic in the context of bot necessarily popular but films that are great in their own right but may never have gained recognition or popularity. Selection is superb. This is a theatre owned by the town of Cary so while there is not plush seating the ticket and concession prices are very fair ($5/ticket). My wife and I usually go at least twice a month.

Reydis Pupo


Linda Tracy

This is a hidden gem in downtown Cary. You MUST check it out for a movie, play or music. While parking can be challenging, it is worth it.

Cheryl Rossi

Loved the Cary theater. Great show with The Nighthawks last night!

Stacy Ingham

Nice variety of events. Music, movies and such. Friendly staff as well

Hannah Wallis-Johnson

Stacy Nordquist

Love this cinema! It shows great films and the coffee shop serves good food.

ChiTeng Chan

Historic theater in downtown Cary. It also houses a cafe, a newspaper and a coworking space.

Maggie Gross

Fun, indy movies; nice volunteer staff!

Stan Martin

Wide range of films and special events. Great post-film discussions.


Love the people there

randy shavis

Cozy place to hear music.

Hugh Parks

This was a very comfortable theater with accommodations for accessible parking in the alley behind the theater.There were also arrangements in the theater for wheelchair seating and accompanying guests.We were also greeted by friendly staff.

Haris Ali


Mike Cooper

Warm welcome from the ticket office staff, great friendly service in the bar, a good selection of beers, wines and snacks, and the film was great. Altogether a fantastic evening. Will definitely return

Sharon Pearce

Eclectic, seats could be more comfortable, but it makes up for it in character.

Vivek Srivastav

Simple old fashioned theater with all the modern technology integrated into it. Seats are a bit uncomfortable if you compare with other movie places, but ok for a smaller length movie or show. It's accompanied by a great coffee and beer bar and overall gives a great ambience

Guy Smith

LOVE this cute little renovation in the heart of downtown Cary!

Esther Getker

Friendly, welcoming little hometown theater. Movies, stand-up comedy, concerts, etc. Compact and cozy venue; very comfortable. Concession offers a variety of goodies - not your standard movie theater fare. Nestled in Cary's newly renovated downtown area with interesting little restaurants and great ice cream nearby. After the movie, buy some ice cream and stroll down Academy Street toward the Cary Arts Center. Hang out by the fountain and people-watch. Very pleasant, safe, and down-home.

April Elliott

Ken Presting

The second landmark of downtown Cary. A very good coffee pastry and wine/beer bar inside. Seating inside has stadium rows and auditorium rows. Shows movies as well as live music and dance. An intimate space.

Todd Westfall

A great use of an old theater. Not a bed s was at in the house.

Leah Spear

Great venue! Will definitely go back.

Adrian Aguirre

Fran S

Dmitry B

This theater always has something interesting going - a few times just dropped in to nice film festival, plays etc

Cathy Murphy

Nicely restored old movie theater with coffee & snack shop. Has an interesting mix of current, older, foreign, various theme movies, live concerts & comedy acts. A reasonable membership allows for discounted tickets. Cozy 1 screen venue.

Michael Thalman

Seats to small, beer selection is weak

Liz Johnson

Jim Northrup

I was inside for photography event. I didn't have the pleasure of seeing a movie there. The outside facade is beautiful.

Danene Bloch

A very nice, clean place. We had an enjoyable day at a reasonable price.

Risa Schluchter

Great theater

Leslie Miller

This is a great venue for enjoying performances.

Laurel Archer

New old fashioned theatre in downtown Cary - great venue! :)

Robert Petrolino

Just a nice old school Theater. Nice concessios..clean.. friendly staff..a pleasant experience.

Alicia Maureen

Love companies that support small businesses. By showing less prominent films this theater is doing just that. thank you. will be back soon

Karen Tulloh

Such a quaint venue. We attended church in this building, did not see a show.

James Parker

The is a great venue for small concerts. Nice seats and good acoustics. Clean restrooms and small bar area. They also show classic and INDIE movies. +GoogleLocalGuides +TriangleLocalGuides

Micheal W. Palmer

This small theater is comfortable, and there's a coffee shop next door with access from the theater lobby.

drew vandegrift

Dan Tulloh

Enjoy Church service on Sunday.

Jeff Wright

Interesting movies, great snacks

James P Nettles, Jr

Great Johnny Cash show. Excellent seating and sound

Amanda Murphy


Steve Earp

Good place to watch an old movie.

Cornelis J van Dijk

Nice place showing great film art.

Julie Vazquez

Lovely intimate theatre theater with attached coffee shop.

Phyllis Martin

Movie there Tuesday was great

Alan Grovesteen

Love this small venue for non-mainstream films.

Jack Richman

Great venue...a real gem.

Susan Thompson

Live music in an interesting setting, artisanal drinks and snacks.

Ray Bowles

Great little theater

Jim White

First time visiting and I'll definitely return. Nice area to walk too.

Ed Killian

Elise Je

Great little theater

Carol Kimes

Shannon Benedetto

The coffee shop is crazy in the morning but a good place to go in the afternoon if you're looking for a quiet place to hop online

Dan Barr

Good mix of events.

Brian Magee

Great location, clean and we'll staffed. I find the events and movies to be a perfect compliment for Carry's diversity and educated population. A few items need to be addressed; parking and larger restrooms.


Intimate venue with excellent artists and movies, light food, beer and wine.

valerie rabeler


Rana Dayal

Homely, comfortable and fun.

Dan Mowrey

Great little theater. Cheap tickets. Helpful staff. Go early for better seats.

Gerhard Gschwandtner

A real cultural gem in Cary's ever expanding arts scene. Always something interesting playing. The best theater in the entire area including Raleigh and Durham. I'm glad to be a supporting member!

Tina Mizell

Very cool

Philip Morgan

Great place to see indie movies, also have musical performances

Jason Fitch

Theresa Banks

Small place but great performance.

Jay Johnson

Really nice, almost shiny and with a very nice staff. Small but charming, in a way the Carolina Theater is not. Ten times nicer than AMC.

Andy Hiscock

Nice venue. Attended for a presentation. Video shook when anyone closed a door somewhere in the back of the theatre.

Bruce Barreto

Great place to catch a show!

Jaap Wessels

Quaint theater - great coffee at the Brew.

Katy Doyle

Tonight was my first time at Cary Theatre but it won't be my last! It is a small, cozy place showing mostly indie films. You can purchase specialty coffee or wine along with snacks to bring with you while you watch the show! If you get chilly, they have clean blankets for you to use! Highly recommend!

Enspire Technologies

Outstanding arts and entertainment facility, lovingly curated.

Celeste Watson

What a great space for entertainment! Intimate, easy to access, a huge community asset. So fortunate it's still open and vibrant!

Holly Sullenger

Great theatre offering great film experiences. Need fresh popped popcorn.

Leah Campbell

Nice venue and staff. Been to several events. Very intimate.

Ann B

Very intimate venue with a surprisingly good sound system. Definitely will return.

CE Rental

Wonderful first time! Perhaps a little wine to add to this experience would be exceptional.

Beverly Gelety


Cheryl Rice

Best small theater around.

Elena Bambaeva

I'm very glad there is a theater showing independent and classic films.

Adam Bianchi

Great schedule of films! A hidden gem waiting to be discovered-

Ben C

Chelsey Mcclaugherty

Kat Thomas

Great little theater.

Kira Lee

Joe Frazier

Great place for some indie films and more. Well run. Good screen and sound.

Carina Muehl

Nice intimate theater

Jay Horowitz

Great small town theater, not a bad seat in the house. The staff was very friendly. Went for comedy night, will definitely go back again.

John Barnum

The Cary theatre is working to bring interesting alternatives to Cary


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