Coming to a Curbside Near You: Weekly Drive-In Movie Series Begins July 10

Monday, June 29, 2020

Like social distancing, curbside has become part of “the new normal” because of the coronavirus pandemic. With these considerations, the UNCW Office of the Arts, the Cucalorus Festival, StarNews and WHQR teamed up to find a creative way to bring relief from the heat and summer fun to the community.

Each Friday from July 10 to 31, “Cucalorus at Kenan: Curbside Cinema” will bring a family-friendly feature film to the parking lot of Kenan Auditorium. The selections, curated by Cucalorus director Dan Rawley and StarNews arts and entertainment editor John Staton, are a mix of classics and blockbusters, with a few made in Wilmington. As the event host site, UNCW is overseeing most of the logistics, including sound and projection.

The schedule is as follows:
July 10: Iron Man 3
July 17: Coco
July 24: Miss Juneteenth
July 31: The Karate Kid (1984 version)

The screenings begin at 8:30 p.m. (parking begins at 7 p.m.). Tickets are $28 per carload (plus tax and online fee) and will be available online beginning July 1.

Visit for additional details and safety guidelines for the showings.

-- Caroline Cropp