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: 8:00 p.m., parking begins at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $28 per carload (plus tax and online fee)

Event Information
Please read carefully before attending any Curbside Cinema showings.

  • Curbside Cinema Rules & Guidelines
  • Parking Diagram
  • Sponsors


Unfortunately, due to inclement weather, the Curbside Cinema screening of "Home Alone" has been postponed to Saturday, December 19th at 8:00 PM. All tickets will be valid for the new show date, please contact the box office with any additional questions at 910-962-3500. To request a refund, please email the Patron Services Manager, Abigail Beck, at



Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.

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The Polar Express

Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump"; "Cast Away") reunite for "Polar Express," an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

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When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O'Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.

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