Soylent Green

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 2022, Earth is overpopulated and totally polluted; the natural resources have been exhausted and the nourishment of the population is provided by Soylent Industries, a company that makes a food consisting of plankton from the oceans. In New York City, when Soylent’s member of the board William R. Simonson (Joseph Cotton) is seemingly murdered by a burglar, Detective Thorn (Charlton Heston) is assigned to investigate the case with his partner Solomon “Sol” Roth (Edward G. Robinson). Thorn goes to Simonson’s fancy apartment and meets his bodyguard Tab (Chuck Connors) and his rented “furniture” woman Shirl (Leigh Taylor-Young).  The detective concludes that the executive was not actually a victim of burglary, and that powerful men want to disrupt his investigation to cover up a disturbing secret about the ingredients of Soylent Green. Directed by Richard Fleischer. 1973. Rated PG. 1 hour, 37 minutes.

This week is all about Food in Film. 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.