The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

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. 


The cruel and sadistic crime boss Albert Spica (Michael Gambon) has dinner every night in his restaurant with his wife Georgina (Helen Mirren) and his gang. Albert abuses his wife, his gangsters, the chef Richard Borst (Richard Bohringer) and the restaurant employees. When Georgina meets the gentle bookseller Michael (Alan Howard) in the restaurant, they begin a torrid affair. When a prostitute discloses to Albert that he has been betrayed by his wife, Albert takes the ultimate revenge. Or so he thinks – for his wife and the rest of his victims plan to retaliate in ways he could never have dreamed. Directed by Peter Greenaway. 1989. Rated NC-17. 2 hours, 4 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.