Persepolis

Good news, friends: The power is back & the movies are ON! 
You may have seen that we ran into a little construction hiccup this morning, resulting in a powerless day at the theatre.  Things seem to be back up and running, though, so we expect this weekend’s Summer Film Festival features in The Crown (Taxi Driver, Fight Club, and
Persepolis) to run as originally scheduled. See you at the movies! 

 

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. 

NOTE: SEATING WILL BE EXTREMELY LIMITED. BUY TICKETS EARLY TO ENSURE ADMISSION.

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.