Last updated: 7/26/2016

now showing at the Chelsea
Matinees on weekends and now also on Wednesdays

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
(Rated R, 91 min.) Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London's trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!
New at the Cheslea
Friday 7/25 - Thursday 7/28
Nightly: 7:00pm, 9:00pm*
Wed 7/27 Matinees: 2:00pm, 4:20pm

Friday 7/29 - Thursday 8/4
Nightly: 7:00pm, 9:00pm*
and Sat, Sun Matinees: 2:00pm, 4:20pm
Wed 8/4 Matinee: 4:20pm

*No 9:00pm late show on Sundays

Reviews from RT
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The Innocents
(Not Rated, 115 min.) Warsaw, December 1945: the second World War is finally over and Mathilde is treating the last of the French survivors of the German camps. When a panicked Benedictine nun appears at the clinic one night begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent, what she finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy. A non-believer, Mathilde enters the sisters' fiercely private world, dictated by the rituals of their order and the strict Rev. Mother (Agata Kulesza, Ida). Fearing the shame of exposure, the hostility of the new anti-Catholic Communist government, and facing an unprecedented crisis of faith, the nuns increasingly turn to Mathilde as their belief and traditions clash with harsh realities.
Ends Thursday July 28
Friday 7/25 - Thursday 7/28
Nightly: 6:50pm, 9:10pm
Wed 7/27 Matinees: 1:50pm, 4:10pm

Reviews from RT
Official Website


Hunt for the Wilderpeople
(Rated PG-13, 101 min.) Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family. Equal parts road comedy and rousing adventure story, director Taika Waititi (WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, upcoming THOR: RAGNORAK) masterfully weaves lively humor with emotionally honest performances by Sam Neill and Julian Dennison. A hilarious, touching crowd-pleaser, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE reminds us about the journey that growing up is (at any age) and those who help us along the way.
New times

Friday 7/25 - Thursday 7/28
Nightly: 7:10pm, 9:15pm*
Wed 7/27 Matinees: 2:10pm, 4:30pm

Friday 7/29 - Thursday 8/4

Nightly: 7:10pm, 9:15pm*
and Sat, Sun & Wed Matinees: 2:10pm, 4:30pm

*No 9:15pm late show on Sundays

Reviews from RT
Official Website


Showtimes are good from Friday, July 22nd thru Thursday, July 28th

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News and notes for the Chelsea:

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Tickets are only available the day of the show.
Box Office opens on Monday-Friday at approximately 615pm and
on Saturday & Sunday at approximately 1245pm.

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Chelsea Theater

(919) 968-3005
Timberlyne Shopping Center
1129 Weaver Dairy Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Excerpts from AOL City Guide. . .

This theater has three screens, and its mission is to provide the community with the best independent and foreign movies around. The Chelsea concessions are the gourmet junk-food fare that we have come to expect from art-house theaters (real butter popcorn, gourmet chocolates), and Cup-A-Joe is right next door for a movie caffeine burst.

The Chelsea also serves beer and wine along with its reasonably priced concessions.

From downtown Chapel Hill: Take MLK Blvd for 3 and 1/2 miles to Weaver Dairy Rd. Turn right onto Weaver Dairy Rd. You will see Timberlyne Shopping Center on your right. The theater is at the far left end of Timberlyne.
From Durham, Raleigh, Cary: Take I-40 West. Exit at Highway 86 (Exit #266). Turn left off the exit ramp. Turn left at the 4th stoplight onto Weaver Dairy Rd. You will see Timberlyne Shopping Center on your right. The theater is at the far left end of Timberlyne.

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for the CHELSEA

Friday, July 29      
Captain Fantastic
(Rated R, 119 min.) Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father (Viggo Mortensen) dedicates his life to transforming his six young children into extraordinary adults. But when a tragedy strikes the family, they are forced to leave this self-created paradise and begin a journey into the outside world that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent and brings into question everything he's taught them.
Opens at the Chelsea on Friday, July 29

Friday 7/29 - Thursday 8/4

Nightly: 6:50pm, 9:10pm*
and Sat, Sun & Wed Matinees: 1:50pm, 4:30pm

*No 9:10pm late show on Sundays

Reviews from RT
Official Website
Wednesday, Aug 3      

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
based on the play Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo.
(Not Rated, 155 min.) Rigoletto is a jester in the court of the Duke of Mantua. He has a hunch-back and he's rather unattractive, but he's good at his job of humiliating the courtiers for the amusement of the Duke.

From the 2016 at the Opéra National de Paris.
Opera in 3 acts

Opens at the Chelsea on Wednesday Aug 3

Wednesday 8/3: 1:30pm

Tickets $15 in Advance; $20 at the Door
Available at the Chelsea Concession Counter during Theater Hours

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Opening Dates are tentative and subject to change
Links are to the Films' Official Websites (if available)

Friday, July 29

Captain Fantastic

Wednesday, August 4 Rigoletto

Coming Soon


Recent Films Played at the Chelsea


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