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Movie Theaters in Charlotte

From Standard Theaters to IMAX to Dollar Theaters to Drive-Ins


Looking for the closest movie theater to you in Charlotte? Here's your answer! There's no shortage of excellent movie theaters in Charlotte. Whether it's a standard, first-run movie theater, a sprawling IMAX dome or a small arthouse or a second-run dollar theater there's something for any taste in film. We even have a few old-fashioned drive-in theaters around Charlotte.

Uptown Theaters

The silver screen has returned to Uptown, and the theater at the Epicenter is a great place to catch a movie, as well as take in the scenery.

Studio Movie Grill
210 E. Trade St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Now showing at EpiCentre Theaters

Arthouse Theaters

Foreign and independent films more your thing? Charlotte has two arthouse theaters, the Ballantyne Village Theatre in Ballantyne and the Manor Twin in Myers Park and the. The Manor Twin is a traditional theater with two screens, showing mainly independent that you probably can't find anywhere else. The Ballantyne Village Theatre still features independent films, but does so in an upscale environment, offering up gourmet concessions and alco-holic beverages during films.

Dollar Theater

If a movie theater has more than doubled its prices in recent years, it might be somewhere you'd avoid. But when ticket prices were $1 a show, $2.25 a show (Friday and Saturday after 6 p.m.) is still a stellar value. All day Tuesdays though, prices are still $1. Like most "dollar" theaters, it's a theater showing second-run films. But if you're able to wait a few weeks to see a movie this, you can't beat the cost.

Cinemark Movies 10
9508 Northeast Court
Matthews, NC 28105
Now showing at Cinemark Movies 10

Drive-In Theater
A rarity these days, there are actually several theaters nearby that Charlotte-area moviegoers can enjoy. There's the Bessemer City Kings Mountain Drive-In on Hwy 161 in Bessemer City (about 40 minutes away from center city) and a theater in Shelby, which is about an hour away. But the closest option would be Bill's Belmont Drive-In Theatre. With close to 300 parking spots and a reasonably-priced concession stand, it's a great way to catch a first run movie in a different environment. In peak times, from May to June, Arriving about an hour early to secure a spot is recommended.

Bill's Belmont Drive-In Theatre
314 McAdenville Road
Belmont, NC 28012
Now Showing at Bill's Belmont Drive-In Theatre

The Light Factory
Charlotte's contemporary museum of photography and film, the Light Factory often features films, both current and past that have "had an influence on society." Usually featuring at least one show a month, it's a nice opportunity for a different experience.

The Light Factory
345 North College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Now Showing at The Light Factory


If you've never experienced IMAX, it's worth the venture to Discovery Place Museum to check it out. While mostly documentary films are featured, the occasional feature film is shown. If you're not familiar with IMAX, in-stead of a traditional flat movie screen, viewers are in the center of a domed theater where the image is projected on the screen that wraps around the whole room. It's definitely a unique experience.

IMAX Dome Theatre at Discovery Place
301 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Now showing at the IMAX Dome Theatre at Discovery Place

Regal Cinemas

Regal Manor Twin
607 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
Now showing at the Regal Manor Twin

Ballantyne Village Theatre
14815 John J. Delaney Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28277
Now showing at Ballantyne Village Theatre

Arboretum Stadium 12
8008 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC
Now showing at Arboretum Stadium 12

Park Terrace Stadium 6
4289 Park Road
Charlotte, NC
Now showing at Park Terrace Stadium 6

Phillips Place Stadium 10
6911 Phillips Place Court
Charlotte, NC
Now showing at Phillips Place Stadium 10

Starlight Stadium 14 - Charlotte
11240 US Hwy 29
Charlotte, NC
Now showing at Starlight Stadium 14

Stonecrest at Piper Glen Stadium 22
7824 Rea Road
Charlotte, NC
Now showing at Piper Glen Stadium 22

Birkdale Stadium 16
16950 Birkdale Commons Pkwy PO Box 2055
Huntersville, NC
Now showing at Birkdale Stadium 16

AMC Theaters

Carolina Pavilion 22
9541 South Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28273
Now showing at Carolina Pavillion 22

Northlake 14
7325 Northlake Mall Drive
Charlotte, NC 28216
Now showing at AMC Northlake 14

Concord Mills 24
8421 Concord Mills Blvd.
Concord, NC 28027
Now showing at AMC Concord Mills 24

Other Area Theaters

Ayrsley Grand 14 Cinemas
9110 Kings Parade Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28273
Now showing at Ayrsley Grand 14 Cinemas

Crownpoint Stadium 12
9630 Monroe Road
Charlotte, NC 28270
Now showing at Crownpoint Stadium 12

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