Persepolis July 15, 3:00 pm

Join us for our 11th Annual Summer Film Festival, this year in The Crown, on the third floor of the theatre!

Our auditorium is closed for renovations this summer – to learn more, read about our Capital Campaign. 


In 1970s Iran, a young girl, Marji Statrapi (Chiara Mastroianni), watches along with her idealistic family, as their long-awaited dream comes true: the Shah’s defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first-hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at the injustices around her, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study and build a better life. However, this change proves an equally difficult trial, with the young woman finding herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments which deeply trouble her. But upon returning home, Marji finds that both she and her homeland have changed drastically – leaving Mari to wonder, where does she truly belong? Directed by Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi. 2007. Rated PG-13. 1 hour, 36 minutes.

This week is all about Strong Women. For a full schedule of our Summer Film Festival, click here!

Tickets are $7 for adults; $6 for students, teachers, seniors & military. Prices include sales tax.

Please note: There is an additional $3.50 per ticket web fee for Internet purchases; call the Carolina Theatre Box Office at 336-333-2605 to avoid those charges. (Tickets are also available at the door.) You can opt to have tickets mailed to you for a $1 postage fee, or you can pick up tickets in will call for no additional charge.