FREE March Movies at the Carolina

Carolina Cinemas

Every Tuesday at 8 p.m., the Asheville Film Society puts on a FREE movie at the Carolina in theater 6. Membership is not necessary to attend.

While membership is not necessary, it is only $10 for the year. Membership gives you a $1 off the price of your movie ticket Monday through Thursday (used to be every day sigh) and FREE refills on any size popcorn.

Thursday Horror Picture Show

Every Thursday night at 8, Ken Hanke & Justin Souther put on an absolutely FREE horror movie in movie theater 6.

Carolina vs. Carmike – Two theaters enter, one theater leaves!

Recently, Carmike Cinemas introduced their 2015 refillable popcorn bucket. It costs $20 and refills throughout the year are $4. This is a great deal for them as the bucket costs them probably a buck and popcorn costs essentially nothing so the $4 is pure profit.

Carmike Popcorn

 

Is this a good deal for moviegoers? Possibly but only if you go exclusively to Carmike and always need a popcorn fix. Let’s compare this to Carolina Cinemas. If you purchase an Asheville Film Society membership for $10 (half the bucket price at Carmike), you get FREE refills all year long on any size popcorn that you purchase at Carolina AND $1 off any movie ticket at Carolina all year long. Add to that, that at Carolina you get FREE refills on soda any size and your day at the movies is made.

Obviously this is another of my rants about why you should go to Carolina Cinemas but wait there’s more!

Carolina Cinemas

Every Tuesday at 8 p.m., the Asheville Film Society puts on a FREE movie at the Carolina in theater 6. Membership is not necessary to attend.

Thursday Horror Picture Show

 

Every Thursday night at 8, Ken Hanke & Justin Souther put on an absolutely FREE horror movie in movie theater 6.

FREE January Movies at The Carolina

Carolina Cinemas

 

Every Tuesday at 8 p.m., the Asheville Film Society puts on a FREE movie at the Carolina in theater 6. Membership is not necessary to attend.

1/6 Pack Up Your Troubles (1932, George Marshall) w/ Laurel & Hardy

1/13 Mauvais Sang (Bad Blood) (1986, Leos Carax)

1/20 The Ninth Configuration (1980, William Peter Blatty)

1/27 Half Shot at Sunrise (1930, Paul Sloane)

Thursday Horror Picture Show

 

Every Thursday night at 8, Ken Hanke & Justin Souther put on an absolutely FREE horror movie in movie theater 6.

1/8 Creature with the Atom Brain (1955, Edward L. Cahn)

1/15 Night Watch (2004, Timur Bekmambetov)

1/22 Day Watch (2006, Timur Bekmambetov)

1/29 The Mystery of Marie Roget (1942, Phil Rosen)

FREE December Movies at The Carolina

Carolina Cinemas

 

Every Tuesday at 8 p.m., the Asheville Film Society puts on a FREE movie at the Carolina in theater 6. Membership is not necessary to attend.

12/2 Cardinal Richeliu (1935, Rowland V. Lee) w/ George Arliss

12/9 Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (1942, Irving Pichel) w/ Monty Woolley

12/16 The Lemon Drop Kid (1951, Sidney Lanfield) w/ Bob Hope

12/23 Donovan’s Reef (1963, John Ford) w/ John Wayne

12/30 Holiday Inn (1942, Mark Sandrich) w/ Bing Crosby & Fred Astaire

Thursday Horror Picture Show

 

Every Thursday night at 8, Ken Hanke & Justin Souther put on an absolutely FREE horror movie in movie theater 6.

12/4 Zombies of Mora Tau (1957, Edward L. Cahn)

12/11 Secret of the Blue Room (1933, Kurt Neumann) w/ Lionel Atwill

12/18 The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935, Stuart Walker) w/ Claude Rains

12/25 No movie on Christmas

FREE November Movies at The Carolina

Carolina Cinemas

 

Every Tuesday at 8 p.m., the Asheville Film Society puts on a FREE movie at the Carolina in theater 6. Membership is not necessary to attend.

11/4 The Elephant Man (1980, David Lynch) w/ John Hurt

11/11 The Magic Christian (1969, Joseph McGrath) w/ Peter Sellers

11/18 Ministry of Fear (1944, Fritz Lang) w/ Ray Milland

11/25 Judge Priest (1934, John Ford) w/ Will Rogers

Thursday Horror Picture Show

 

Every Thursday night at 8, Ken Hanke & Justin Souther put on a FREE horror movie in movie theater 6.

11/6 Heartless (2009, Philip Ridley)

11/13 Fiend Without a Face (1958, Arthur Crabtree)

11/20 Bride of the Monster (1955, Ed Wood) w/ Bela Lugosi

11/27 NO FILM (Thanksgiving)

FREE October Movies at The Carolina

Carolina Cinemas

 

Every Tuesday at 8 p.m., the Asheville Film Society puts on a FREE movie at the Carolina in theater 6. Membership is not necessary to attend.

10/7 Dead Men Tell (1941) & Castle in the Desert (1942) – Charlie Chan double feature

10/14 Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942) & Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942) – Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce

10/21 Witness for the Prosecution (1957, Billy Wilder)

10/28 The Cat and the Canary (1939, Elliott Nugent) – Bob Hope

Thursday Horror Picture Show

 

Every Thursday night at 8, Ken Hanke & Justin Souther put on a FREE horror movie in movie theater 6.

10/2 Dracula (1931, Tod Browning) w/ Bela Lugosi

10/9 The Alligator People (1959, Roy Del Ruth) w/ Lon Chaney Jr.

10/16 The Island of Lost Souls (1932, Erle C. Kenton) w/ Bela Lugosi

10/23 The Wolfman (1941, George Waggner) w/ Lon Chaney Jr.

10/30 The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959, Edward L. Cahn)

Ken Hanke is also presenting two Budget Big Screen offerings this month. These shows are NOT free. They are $6 for Film Society members and $8 for non-members.

Wednesday, October 15th at 7:30 – Lisztomania (1975, Ken Russell) – Ken Russell’s widow, Lisi, will be a special guest.

Carrie

Wednesday, October 29th at 7:30 – Carrie (1976, Brian DePalma)

FREE September Movies at The Carolina

Carolina Cinemas

 

Every Tuesday at 8 p.m., the Asheville Film Society puts on a FREE movie at the Carolina in theater 6. Membership is not necessary to attend. Arrive early as they have gotten very crowded.

9/2 Counsellor at Law (1933, William Wyler)

9/9 Every Day’s A Holiday (1965, James Hill)

9/16 The Last Days of Disco (1998, Whit Stillman)

9/23 Love Me Tonight (1932, Rouben Mamoulian)

9/30 Help! (1965, Richard Lester)

Thursday Horror Picture Show

 

Every Thursday night at 8, Ken Hanke & Justin Souther put on a FREE horror movie. This used to be in the cinema lounge but has become so popular that it has been moved to theater 6.

The Neanderthal Man

9/4 The Neanderthal Man (1953, E.A. DuPont)

9/11 *September’s horror has not yet been posted but go anyway!

9/18

9/25

My Local Theater Roundup

I love going to the movies. I also love staying home and watching movies. I thought that today I would take a positive look at what is good in our local theaters. R.I.P. Cinebarre, you will be missed.

Carolina Cinemas

 

Obviously, The Carolina is my favorite.

* FREE movies every Tuesday night (Asheville Film Society) and Thursday night (Thursday horror picture show) put The Carolina head and shoulders above the rest.

* Once a month, Ken Hanke gets a new digital print of a classic movie at a bargain price ($6 for members, $8 for non-members). Last month it was Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window.

* Local food, locally sourced from Chop Shop & Carolina Mountain Bakery along with local beer on tap, wine, iced tea, and the usual soft drinks. They have REAL butter on their popcorn. Their quattro formaggio pizza is my current favorite though I’m itching to try their hummus.

* They currently do DealFlicks – they don’t really give a discount through them so much as give you a small popcorn and a ticket for the price of a ticket. Asheville Film Society ($10 a year) gives you a $1 discount off of each ticket and FREE refills on any size popcorn.

* FREE refills on any size soda or tea

Biltmore Grande

 

The Biltmore Grande is the newest of Asheville’s cinemas.

* It has all stadium seating and the best sound and video in the area. Their auditoriums are designed so that opening the door does not allow light to leak in.

* They have a RPX screen which is HUGE and LOUD. It is also an upcharge so these showings are less crowded.

* They have Coke (and other flavor) Icees – my drink of choice at the movies.

Epic Hendersonville

 

Epic of Hendersonville, just south of Asheville

* Very, very close – okay it doesn’t say much about the theater itself but it sure is nice to drive fifteen minutes instead of forty-five.

* The sound and video are almost as nice and large as Biltmore Grande. They have all stadium seating and the same proper positioning of doors.

* They currently allow DealFlicks, MoviePass, and even (often) give away tickets for blood donations.

Asheville Pizza

 

 

Asheville Pizza & Brewing is on the North side of Asheville

* Our only remaining second-run theater. Tickets are only $3 for all shows

* Locally brewed beer on tap

* Good menu, including many varieties of pizza. Best item: The Tot-Chos – a basket of tater tots baked and then smothered in queso.

FREE August Movies at The Carolina

Carolina Cinemas

 

Every Tuesday at 8 p.m., the Asheville Film Society puts on a FREE movie at the Carolina in theater 6. Membership is not necessary to attend. Arrive early as they have gotten very crowded.

8/5 Unconquered (Cecil B. DeMille, 1947)

8/12 Liliom (Frank Borzage, 1930)

8/19 Four Men & Prayer (John Ford, 1938)

8/26 Trouble in Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch, 1932)

Thursday Horror Picture Show

 

Every Thursday night at 8, Ken Hanke & Justin Souther put on a FREE horror movie. This used to be in the cinema lounge but has become so popular that it has been moved to theater 6.

8/7 DOUBLE FEATURE: White Zombie (Victor Halperin, 1932) & The Ape Man (William Beadine, 1943)

8/14 DOUBLE FEATURE: I Walked with a Zombie (Jacques Tourneur, 1943) & Zombies on Broadway (Gordon Douglas, 1945)

8/21 Phantom of the Opera (Rupert Julian, 1925)

8/28 The Fearless Vampire Killers (Roman Polanski, 1967)

FREE May Movies at The Carolina

Carolina Cinemas

 

Every Tuesday at 8 p.m., the Asheville Film Society puts on a FREE movie at the Carolina in theater 6. Membership is not necessary to attend. Arrive early as they have gotten very crowded.

5/6 – Noah’s Ark (1929, Michael Curtiz)

5/13 – Parachute Jumper (1933, Alfred E. Green)

5/20 – Miller’s Crossing (1990, Joel and Ethan Coen)

5/27 – The Beauty of the Devil (1950, Rene Clair)

Thursday Horror Picture Show

 

Every Thursday night at 8, Ken Hanke & Justin Souther put on a FREE horror movie in Carolina’s cinema lounge. Arrive early as they often put on an old serial beforehand.

5/1 – In Dreams (1999, Neil Jordan)

5/8 – No show? None listed anyway

5/15 – Phenomena (1985, Dario Argento)

5/22 – Forbidden Zone (1980, Richard Elfman)

5/29 – The Walking Dead (1936, Michael Curtiz) w/ Boris Karloff