FREE August Movies at Carolina Cinemas

Time for my monthly plug of FREE movies at Carolina Cinemas.

Carolina CinemasEvery Tuesday night at 8 p.m.. the Asheville Film Society puts on a FREE classic movie in the cinema lounge. Membership is not necessary to attend.

8/6 Dinner at Eight (1933, George Cukor) – John and Lionel Barrymore, Jean Harlow

8/13 Murder, He Says (1945, George Marshall) – Fred MacMurray

8/20 Murder at the Vanities (1934, Mitchell Leisen) – Kitty Carlisle

8/27 Jewel Robbery (1932, William Dieterle) – William Powell, Kay Francis

Every Thursday night at 8, there is a FREE horror movie in the cinema lounge. Arrive early as Ken and Justin often show a serial before the movie at ~ 7:30.

8/1 The Black Room (1935, Roy Wm. Neill) – Boris Karloff

8/8 The Innkeepers (2011, Ti West)

8/15 Nothing listed yet

8/22 Crimes at the Dark House (1940, George King) – Tod Slaughter

8/29 Double Feature – Voodoo Man (1944, William Beaudine) – Bela Lugosi, John Carradine AND Return of the Ape Man (1944, Phil Rosen) – Both with Bela Lugosi, John Carradine and George Zucco.

Once a month, Ken gets a new digital print to show on one of the big screens downstairs. These shows are NOT free – they cost $7 ($5 for Asheville Film Society) and are quite worth it.

This month’s film is the classic 1974 private eye thriller, Chinatown, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway.

Also once a month, ActionFest puts on a movie. This month, the ActionFest feature is on Thursday July 18th and it is…I Declare War. I Declare War won Best Picture at last year’s ActionFest and it was in a rough workprint edition. This will be the full theatrical release.

Like previous ActionFest films, there will be a donation of $10 that goes to benefit Homeward Bound and there will be FREE popcorn and drinks.

FREE Summer Kids Movies at Carolina Cinemas

Carolina Cinemas

Not to be outdone by Regal’s cheap kids movies, Carolina is offering a slate of FREE children’s fare. Carolina’s kids movies are shown Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11 a.m.

June 18th & 19th – The Smurfs

June 25th & 26th – Madagascar 3

July 9th & 10th – Kung Fu Panda 2

July 16th & 17th – Megamind

July 23rd & 24th – Despicable Me

July 30th & 31st – How to Train Your Dragon


The Return of ActionFest

We interrupt Special Forces week to bring you breaking news of the return of ActionFest.

ActionFest OutrageThis Friday night, April 19th, at 7 p.m., Carolina Cinemas is playing a double feature of Outrage and Beyond Outrage. There is a $10 suggested donation for Asheville’s Homeward Bound, a local charity fighting homelessness. Your $10 not only helps them but nets you a nifty Yakuza double feature by Takeshi Kitano AND a FREE Ninja Porter Pint or soda if you prefer.

Outrage played at the 2011 ActionFest and was quite good. Beyond Outrage is the just released sequel. Carolina owner Bill Banowski plans to release monthly ActionFest features to keep the brand alive until next year when, hopefully, we will see the return of a full-fledged ActionFest.

The last minute notice unfortunately means I won’t be able to attend (sadface) as I have a prior commitment. Augh! Still I’ll keep an eye out for future events which will hopefully be advertised further out than a week and a half.

Parker is a Dead Man Down in Oz

The Easter holiday was very good to me – swag-wise. Unfortunately you are stuck with my terrible photos as my loving wife is hard at work elsewhere.

Oz packageI won an Oz the Great and Powerful prize package from a Facebook trivia contest that Carolina Cinemas did. It includes a large Oz movie poster, an extra large Oz T-shirt (good thing as I’m extra large), a very nice Oz totebag, and an Oz notebook with a nice lenticular cover.

ParkerBefore I could go in to pick it up, Carolina Cinemas sent out a text message to subscribers (subscribing nets you a FREE promotional popcorn and you can subscribe at any time). While supplies lasted, when you showed the text while purchasing a ticket, you got a FREE spring cleaning goodie bag.

We went to see Stoker and my googie bag had an extra large Parker T-Shirt, an Oogie Loves glow wand, a Carolina Cinemas balloon, a pair of Croods 3D glasses, and a Dead Man Down martini glass

Dead Man DownJenny’s goodie bag was the same as mine except that it had an extra large Dead Man Down shirt instead of a Parker shirt.

Soooo I got two more martini glasses (for a total of four) and three more T-shirts (even though my T-shirt drawer is out of room) and all those other goodies. Pretty sweet.

February FREE Movies!

February may be short but there is no lack of FREE movies at Carolina Cinemas

The Asheville Film Society puts on a FREE movie every Tuesday at 8 in Carolina’s cinema lounge. Membership is not necessary to attend.

2/5 Love and Human Remains (1993, Denys Arcand)

2/12 A Night to Remember (1943, Richard Wallace)

2/19 Metropolitan (1990, Whit Stillman)

2/26 Flying Down to Rio (1933, Thornton Freeland)

Every Thursday night, Carolina Cinemas puts on a FREE horror movie in their cinema lounge at 8 p.m. Actually it is Ken and Justin but Carolina Cinemas is kind enough to donate their cinema lounge.

2/7 H.P. Lovecraft’s From Beyond (1986, Stuart Gordon)

2/14 The Mummy’s Ghost (1944, Reginald Le Borg) & The Mummy’s Curse (1944, Leslie Goodwin) – Woohoo! A Universal double feature for Valentine’s Day! Just what my wife’s spouse wanted!

2/21 The Phantom of Crestwood (1932, J. Walter Rubin)

2/28 The Magic Sword (1962, Bert I. Gordon)

On Wednesday 2/13, The Asheville Film Society presents Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express (1974, Sidney Lumet). This will be showing in one of the downstairs theaters and is NOT free. Tickets are $5 for Film Society members and $7 for those who are not.


FREE August Movies in Asheville

Every Thursday, Carolina Cinemas Asheville has a FREE horror movie in the cinema lounge. The movie begins at 8 p.m. with a serial starting about 7:30.

8/2 The Mangler (1995, Tobe Hooper)

8/9 Timecrimes (2007, Nacho Vigalondo)

8/16 Doctor X (1932, Michael Curtiz)

8/23 Big Trouble in Little China (1986, John Carpenter)

8/30 Planet Terror (2007, Robert Rodriguez)

Every Tuesday, the Asheville Film Society puts on a FREE show in the Carolina Cinemas cinema lounge. Membership is not required and the feature begins at 8.

8/7 Love & Death (1975, Woody Allen)

8/14 The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933, Fritz Lang)

8/21 The Knack…and how to get it (1965, Richard Lester)

8/28 Modern Times (1936, Charles Chaplin)

August 7th is the last of Cinebarre’s FREE outdoor showings. Across the Universe begins at dusk.