Arts at UNCW

UNCW Office of the Arts, Cucalorus, StarNews, and WHQR Public Media are excited to bring drive-in movies back to Wilmington every Friday night in the Kenan Auditorium parking lot! Each movie is preceded by a short film curated by Cucalorus. Curbside Cinema is sponsored by A to Z Equipment Rentals.

Time: 7:30 p.m., parking begins at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $28 per carload (plus tax and online fee)

Event Information
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Due to the likelihood of low temperatures and inclement weather this month, we have decided to postpone our February Curbside Cinema lineup to March. All tickets will be valid for the new show dates. Please contact the box office with any additional questions at 910-962-3500. To request a refund or exchange tickets for another Curbside Cinema event, please email by Friday, February 19th.

Additionally, all show dates have shifted to 7:30 p.m., with gates opening at 6:30 p.m., to accommodate for a later sunset. We can't wait to have you back at Curbside Cinema in warmer weather!


Groundhog Day

A cynical TV weatherman finds himself reliving the same day over and over again when he goes on location to the small town of Punxsutawney to film a report about their annual Groundhog Day. His predicament drives him to distraction, until he sees a way of turning the situation to his advantage. 

Featured Short Film: Oh Dear! Directed by Delanie Gilliss of GILLYBEAR FILMS.

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Frozen II

Elsa the Snow Queen has an extraordinary gift the power to create ice and snow. But no matter how happy she is to be surrounded by the people of Arendelle, Elsa finds herself strangely unsettled. After hearing a mysterious voice call out to her, Elsa travels to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond her kingdom an adventure that soon turns into a journey of self-discovery.

Featured Short Film: "Winter" - Striking Copper. Directed by Kristi Ray of Honey Head Films.

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Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of "Grease," the most successful movie musical of all time. A wholesome exchange student (Olivia Newton-John) and a leather-clad Danny (John Travolta) have a summer romance, but will it cross clique lines?

Featured Short Film: Diamond in the Rough by Theatre For All

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Toy Story 4

Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody's slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they're worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark

Epic tale in which an intrepid archaeologist tries to beat a band of Nazis to a unique religious relic which is central to their plans for world domination. Battling against a snake phobia and a vengeful ex-girlfriend, Indiana Jones is in constant peril, making hair's-breadth escapes at every turn in this celebration of the innocent adventure movies of an earlier era.

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