Events

Events is the overall category for all activities hosted by the Sunrise Theater, such as movies - classic and new releases are two examples, high definition (HD) broadcasts of the Bolsho Ballet, the National Theater and the Metropolitan Opera and "special" events such as First Friday, local live plays and other special events..

IN THE HEIGHTS - Now Showing inside the Sunrise Theater

PG-13 | 2h 23min | Drama, Musical     
Music by Lin-Manuel Miranda     

SPONSORED BY SANDHILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

In the Heights centers on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan. At the center of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner who looks after the aging Cuban lady next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon and dreams of winning the lottery and escaping to the shores of his native Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, Nina, a childhood friend of Usnavi's, has returned to the neighborhood from her first year at college with surprising news for her parents, who have spent their life savings on building a better life for their daughter. Ultimately, Usnavi and the residents of the close-knit neighborhood get a dose of what it means to be home.

Click HERE to watch the trailer.

SHOWTIMES:
Friday, June 18: 1pm
Saturday, June 19: 4pm
Sunday, June 20: 2pm

Tickets: $10 each - available HERE or at the box office, 30 minutes before showtime. General admission.


Shows inside the Sunrise Theater.

  • Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.
  • Concessions are available for purchase. 
  • No outside food or drink permitted.

SINGER/SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND - Hosted by Annelle Staal June 26

Saturday, June 26 at 7pm, four talented local singer/songwriters will take the stage in the Sunrise Theater.  Using Nashville's “in the round” performance style, the artists will share the stage and perform one song at a time while offering personal stories behind each song’s inspiration.

Local favorite Annelle Staal will host the event and be joined on stage by Caleb Sasser, Paulina Simone, and John McDonald.

Watch the trailer HERE

Tickets are $15 reserved / $18 VIP and are available online HERE, at the Sunrise Theater Box Office, or by calling 910-692-3611.  VIP seats are the first 6 rows of the theater and are reserved (assigned).


Annelle 2Nashville recording artist and songwriter Annelle Staal graduated from Pinecrest High School in 2016. She released her debut EP, “MARS” in 2017 after signing with Redline Entertainment.

After several years of experience in studio work, cowriting and live performance, the songstress released her second studio project, “Heart on My Sleeve” in October of 2020. In collaboration with Grammy Award Winning producer Andrew Bergthold, “Heart on My Sleeve” strips both Annelle’s sound and heart bare, and serves as a commentary on self-love, discovery, and courage.

Amidst the absence of live music, Annelle began performing virtual shows on Twitch TV, a streaming platform that brings live content to viewers around the globe.  

 

Caleb 2

 

Caleb Sasser has a passion for music and a dream to one day sing for millions and have his music reach the world as a source of inspiration.

He was born and raised in Goldsboro and is a graduate of UNC Pembroke with an emphasis in the Music Industry and Vocal Jazz. In addition to his music performance career, he is a middle school Chorus/ General Music teacher and teaches private voice and piano lessons.

Caleb has auditioned for shows such as The Voice, American Idol, The XFactor, and Sundays Best.

 

 

 

paulina 2Paulina Simone is a French/American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her lyrics and tone offer vulnerability and a passion for vocal runs and R&B and she is inspired by influences like Jimi Hendrix, Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse, and Stevie Nicks.

Paulina released her very first single in 2018 titled “Family Man” which proved valiant spirited and experimental, and paved the way for her true soul to be experienced in tracks like “Deep End” and “From Here”. The instrumentation performed by Simone in ”Deep End” was heavily inspired by Hendrix and personification of the instrument.

The Charlotte based artist started singing, playing guitar and writing songs at a young age and her journey began on an electric guitar.

 
John

John McDonald is a Moore county native with deep roots in the Sandhills.Influenced more by English musicians growing up, McDonalds songs blend Brit-pop hooks with American sentimentality.

As a member of a number of touring and recording groups, John and his band mates prioritized writing and performing original music over perfecting cover songs, which only enhanced the urgency of each performance.

Now, with long drives and longer nights behind him, and a young family at the center of his life, John's songwriting serves both as a chronicle of his world, and to blur the lines between the past and the present.

Currently working with Red Radio Productions, John will release his first full length solo work, Neon County, at the end of 2021.

 

For more information, please contact the Sunrise at 910-692-3611 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SUMMER CLASSICS - THURSDAY NIGHTS IN THE SUNRISE THEATER

All summer long, enjoy the Sunrise Summer Classic series in the Sunrise Theater at 7pm.   This year's line up has something for everyone.   Special thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors who make the series possible.

Tickets: $10 general admission. Advance purchase are available online HERE. Tickets are also available at the Sunrise Theater office or at the Box Office 30 minutes before the show.


 SEASON PASS
Get a Season Pass for all 10 shows for only $75 and reserve your seat in advance for the entire series. Regular prices are $10 per show, general admission. Season Passes can only be purchased through the Sunrise office. Call 910-692-3611 or stop by during office hours.


 1 wait until darkJune 17: Wait Until Dark (1967)
sponsored by KEN HOWELL & HOWELL MASONRY 

1h 48min | Thriller
Stars Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, and Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
A recently blinded woman is terrorized by a trio of thugs while they search for a heroin-stuffed doll they believe is in her apartment.

96% on Rotten Tomatoes

Watch the trailer HERE

  

1 city slickersJune 24: City Slickers (1991)
sponsored by SANDHILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE 

 PG-13 | 1h 53min | Comedy, Western
Stars Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby, and Jack Palance.
On the verge of turning 40, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest.

Watch the trailer HERE  

 

 

1 mister robertsJuly 1: Mister Roberts (1955)
sponsored by BELLI BAMBINI  

2h 3min | Comedy, Drama, War
Stars Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, and Jack Lemmon.
In the waning days of World War II, the United States Navy cargo ship Reluctant and her crew are stationed in the "backwater" areas of the Pacific Ocean. Trouble ensues when the crew members are granted liberty. 

 

 1 liberty valanceJuly 8: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
sponsored by CUTLER TREE SERVICE 

 2h 3min | Drama, Western
Stars John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Vera Miles, and Lee Marvin. Directed by John Ford.
A senator returns to a western town for the funeral of an old friend and tells the story of his origins.

  

 

1 whats up docJuly 15: What's Up Doc (1972)
sponsored by DR. MOUBRY & MOUBRY FAMILY DENTISTRY 

 G | 1h 34min | Comedy
Stars Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal and Madeline Kahn
The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.

 

  

 

 

1 northwestJuly 22: North by Northwest (1959)
sponsored by AUTOWERKS

2h 16min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Stars Cary Grant, Eve Marie Saint and James Mason. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
A New York City advertising executive goes on the run after being mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies. 

97% on Rotten Tomatoes

 

 

 

1 my fair ladyJuly 29: My Fair Lady (1964)
sponsored by KNICKERS LINGERIE 

 G | 2h 50min | Drama, Family, Musical
Stars Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison
Snobbish phonetics Professor Henry Higgins agrees to a wager that he can make flower girl Eliza Doolittle presentable in high society.

 

 

 

 

1birdcageAugust 5: The Birdcage (1996)
sponsored by SANDHILLS PRIDE 

 R | 1h 57min | Comedy
Stars Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, and Dianne Wiest
A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.

  

 

1 big lebowskiAugust 12: The Big Lebowski (1998)
sponsored by THE ICE CREAM PARLOR 

 R | 1h 57min | Comedy, Crime, Sport
Stars Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, and Steve Buscemi
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

 

 

 

 


1 Philadelphia StoryJune 10: The Philadelphia Story (1940)
sponsored by MANIFEST BOUTIQUE 

1h 52min | Comedy, Romance
Stars Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart.
When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.

100% on Rotten Tomatoes

 Watch the trailer HERE


 

OUTDOOR MOVIES ON THE SUNRISE SQUARE

outdoor movies layoutOutdoor movies are shown on the Sunrise Square, the park located beside the theater. The park is surrounded with walls of tents for an enclosed theater setting. Seating is general admission - guests may bring blankets & chairs (not exceed 34" tall) and select their seats. Special party areas may be reserved in advance for groups of 10 or more.  Remaining tickets will be available at the box office 30 minutes before showtime.   

Watch the trailer HERE

Chairs must be outdoor, portable chairs with a maximum height of 34".
No pets permitted.
No outside food permitted.

Purchase tickets in advance HERE or contact the Sunrise at 910-692-3611 for more information. Additional details below.

SPECIAL VIP PARTY SECTION AVAILABLE: Have a large group? Contact the Sunrise at 910-692-3611 for special seating options for 10-25. 


  vacation posterJUNE 18 & 19, 8:30pm
NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION (1983)
R | 1h 38min | Adventure, Comedy   

SPONSORED BY SWANK COFFEE SHOPPE 
Accompanied by their children (Dana Barron, Anthony Michael Hall), Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) and his wife, Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo), are driving from Illinois to a California amusement park. As Clark increasingly fixates on a beautiful woman driving a sports car, the Griswolds deal with car problems and the death of a family member. They reach Los Angeles, but, when Clark worries that the trip is being derailed again, he acts impulsively to get his family to the park.

Tickets are $10 per person, general admission and may be purchased  HERE


 Hairspray2007posterJuly 9 & 10, 8:45pm
HAIRSPRAY (2007)
PG | 1h 57min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

In 1960s Baltimore, dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) auditions for a spot on "The Corny Collins Show" and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion. Perhaps her new status as a teen sensation is enough to topple Corny's reigning dance queen and bring racial integration to the show.

Tickets are $10 per person, general admission. Coming Soon

 


Austin Powers posterJuly 16 & 17
AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY (1997)
PG-13 | 1h 29min | Adventure, Comedy
A world-class playboy and part-time special agent, Powers is defrosted after 30 years in a cryogenic freeze to match wits with his nemesis, Dr. Evil (also played by Myers). Possessing antiquated spy skills and mod mannerisms from the `60s, Austin must confront a villain like no other while making peace with his own out-of-date, swinging sexuality.

Tickets are $10 per person, general admission. Coming Soon

 


Little shop of horrors posterJuly 30 & 31
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1986)
PG-13 | 1h 34min | Comedy, Horror, Musical
Meek flower shop assistant Seymour (Rick Moranis) pines for co-worker Audrey (Ellen Greene). During a total eclipse, he discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II, which feeds only on human flesh and blood. The growing plant attracts a great deal of business for the previously struggling store. After Seymour feeds Audrey's boyfriend, Orin (Steve Martin), to the plant after Orin's accidental death, he must come up with more bodies for the increasingly bloodthirsty plant.

Tickets are $10 per person, general admission. Coming Soon

  


1birdcage

August 5
The Birdcage (1996)
sponsored by SANDHILLS PRIDE 
R | 1h 57min | Comedy
Stars Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, and Dianne Wiest
A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.

Tickets are $10 per person, general admission. Coming Soon

 


 SPECIAL VIP PARTY SECTION AVAILABLE: Have a large group? Contact the Sunrise at 910-692-3611 for special seating options for 10-25.

In case of inclement weather, the film will be moved inside the Sunrise Theater and all purchased tickets will be honored. NO REFUNDS, EXCHANGES, OR CREDITS AVAILABLE.

  • Box Office and concessions open 30 minutes before showtime.
  • Chairs and blankets are recommended. Chair height may not exceed 34"
  • No Outside food permitted.

ADDITIONAL OUTDOOR THEATER DETAILS 

  • Restrooms are available to ticketed patrons (wrist band required). Parents must accompany children.
  • Two concession stands are available. The outdoor concessions offers limited drinks and candy. The indoor concessions offers the full range of popcorn, candy and drinks. Both are open 30 minutes prior to the start of the movie and for the first hour of the event. 
  • Alcoholic beverages are available at the concessions area. ID is required. 
  • Children must be supervised at all times.
  • No smoking on the greenspace, the theater, or the outdoor theater foyer.
  • Please clean up your space and deposit all trash in the receptacles.
  • Chairs must be outdoor, portable chairs with a maximum height of 34".
  • No pets permitted.
  • No outside food permitted.

Shows inside the Sunrise Theater. 

  • Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.
  • Concessions are available for purchase. 
  • No outside food or drink permitted.

NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION (1983) - at the Outdoor Theater June 18 & 19

SPONSORED BY SWANK COFFEE SHOPPE     

R | 1h 38min | Adventure, Comedy     
Accompanied by their children (Dana Barron, Anthony Michael Hall), Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) and his wife, Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo), are driving from Illinois to a California amusement park. As Clark increasingly fixates on a beautiful woman driving a sports car, the Griswolds deal with car problems and the death of a family member. They reach Los Angeles, but, when Clark worries that the trip is being derailed again, he acts impulsively to get his family to the park.

SHOWTIMES:
Friday & Saturday, June 18 & 19 @ 8:45pm

Tickets: $10 per person. General admission. Tickets are available for purchase online HERE. Remaining tickets will be available at the box office 30 minutes before showtime. 

SPECIAL VIP PARTY SECTION AVAILABLE: Have a large group? Contact the Sunrise at 910-692-3611 for special seating options for 10-25.

In case of inclement weather, the film will be moved inside the Sunrise Theater and all purchased tickets will be honored. NO REFUNDS, EXCHANGES, OR CREDITS AVAILABLE.

  • Box Office and concessions open 30 minutes before showtime.
  • Chairs and blankets are recommended. Chair height may not exceed 34"

ADDITIONAL OUTDOOR THEATER DETAILS 

  • No outside food permitted.
  • Restrooms are available to ticketed patrons (wrist band required). Parents must accompany children.
  • Two concession stands are available. The outdoor concessions offers limited drinks and candy. The indoor concessions offers the full range of popcorn, candy and drinks. Both are open 30 minutes prior to the start of the movie and for the first hour of the event. 
  • Alcoholic beverages are available at the concessions area. ID is required. 
  • Children must be supervised at all times.
  • No smoking on the greenspace, the theater, or the outdoor theater foyer.
  • Please clean up your space and deposit all trash in the receptacles.
  • Chairs must be outdoor, portable chairs with a maximum height of 34".
  • No pets permitted.

Shows inside the Sunrise Theater. 

  • Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.
  • Concessions are available for purchase. 
  • No outside food or drink permitted.