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.

Tickets: $28 per carload (plus tax and online fee)

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To accommodate for a later sunset, all March movies now begin at 7:30 p.m., with parking opening at 6:30 p.m. Starting with The Sandlot (April 16), movies will begin at 8:00 p.m., with parking opening at 7:00 p.m.

We can't wait to have you back at Curbside Cinema in warmer weather!

MARCH 5 ∙ 7:30 P.M. 

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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MARCH 12 ∙ 7:30 P.M. 

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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MARCH 19 ∙ 7:30 P.M. 


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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MARCH 26 ∙ 7:30 P.M. 

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.

Featured Short Film: TBA

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APRIL 9 ∙ 7:30 P.M. 

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.

Featured Short Film: TBA

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APRIL 16 ∙ 8:00 P.M.

The Sandlot

When Scottie Smalls (Thomas Guiry) moves to a new neighborhood, he manages to make friends with a group of kids who play baseball at the sandlot. Together they go on a series of funny and touching adventures. The boys run into trouble when Smalls borrows a ball from his stepdad that gets hit over a fence.

Featured Short Film: TBA

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APRIL 23 ∙ 8:00 P.M.

Back to the Future

In this 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into the '50s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) goes awry. Traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents (Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson), and must make sure that they fall in love or he'll cease to exist. Even more dauntingly, Marty has to return to his own time and save the life of Doc Brown.

Featured Short Film: TBA

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APRIL 30 ∙ 8:00 P.M.


An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

Featured Short Film: TBA

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