Last updated: 12/19/2014


now showing at the Chelsea
Note Special Holiday times including weekday matinees Fri, Dec 26 - Thu, Jan 1

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Wild
(Rated R, 115 min.)
With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. WILD powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.
New at the Chelsea
Friday 12/19- Tuesday 12/23:

Nightly: 7:00pm, 9:30pm*
and also Sat & Sun Matinees: 2:00pm, 4:20pm
*No 9:30pm late show on Sundays

Wednesday 12/24- Thursday 1/1
Wed 12/24: Chelsea is closed
Thu 12/25: 7:00pm
Fri 12/26: 2:00pm, 4:20pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Sat 12/27: 2:00pm, 4:20pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Sun 12/28: 2:00pm, 4:20pm, 7:00pm
Mon 12/29: 2:00pm, 4:20pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Tue 12/30: 2:00pm, 4:20pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm
Wed 12/31: 2:00pm, 4:20pm, 7:00pm
Thu 1/1: 2:00pm, 4:20pm, 7:00pm

Reviews from RT
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The Homesman
(Rated R, 122 min.)
When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank). Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be, and employs a low-life drifter, George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones), to join her. The unlikely pair and the three women (Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter) head east, where a waiting minister and his wife (Meryl Streep) have offered to take the women in. But the group first must traverse the harsh Nebraska Territories marked by stark beauty, psychological peril and constant threat.
New times
Ends Tuesday, December 23
Friday 12/19- Tuesday 12/23:

Nightly: 7:10pm, 9:20pm*
and also Sat & Sun Matinees: 2:00pm, 4:20pm

*No 9:20pm late show on Sundays

Wednesday 12/24: Chelsea is closed

Reviews from RT
Official Website

       

Birdman
(Rated R, 119 min.)
BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.
New times
Ends Tuesday, December 23
Friday 12/19- Tuesday 12/23:

Nightly: 6:50pm
and also Sat & Sun Matinees: 1:50pm

Wednesday 12/24: Chelsea is closed

Reviews from RT

Official Website

Theory of Everything
(Rated PG-13, 123 min.)
Starring Eddie Redmayne ("Les Misérables") and Felicity Jones ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2"), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of - time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh ("Man on Wire").
New times
Ends Tuesday, December 23
Friday 12/19- Tuesday 12/23:

Nightly: 9:10pm
and also Sat & Sun Matinees: 4:10pm

*
No 9:10pm late show on Sundays

Wednesday 12/24: Chelsea is closed

Reviews from RT
Official Website

       

Showtimes are good from Friday, December 19th thru Thursday, December 25th

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News and notes for the Chelsea:

We DO NOT accept credit/debit cards.


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.


Need a space to hold a meeting or class? Interested in a private screening of a film (current or otherwise) for your group? The Chelsea Theater is available for rent most Mondays thru Fridays from 9am-5pm! Call 919-929-8428 for more details during theater hours.
Gift Certificates available at the Chelsea concession counter.





Enjoy our Award-Winning Concessions

Best Movie Snack Bar
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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.


DIRECTIONS to the CHELSEA
 
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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Some of the UPCOMING FILMS
for the CHELSEA

Thursday, Dec 25   Thursday, Dec 25  

The Imitation Game
(Rated PG-13, 114 min.)
During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of 'gross indecency', an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality - little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, THE IMITATION GAME follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives.
Opens at the Chelsea on Thursday, Dec 25


Wednesday 12/24- Thursday 1/1
Wed 12/24: Chelsea is closed
Thu 12/25: 6:50pm
Fri 12/26: 1:50pm, 4:30pm, 6:50pm, 9:10pm
Sat 12/27: 1:50pm, 4:30pm, 6:50pm, 9:10pm
Sun 12/28: 1:50pm, 4:30pm, 6:50pm
Mon 12/29: 1:50pm, 4:30pm, 6:50pm, 9:10pm
Tue 12/30: 1:50pm, 4:30pm, 6:50pm, 9:10pm
Wed 12/31: 1:50pm, 4:30pm, 6:50pm
Thu 1/1: 1:50pm, 4:30pm, 6:50pm

Reviews from RT
Official Website

Big Eyes
(Rated PG-13, 106 min.)
Directed and produced by Tim Burton, BIG EYES is based on the true story of Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who was one of the most successful painters of the 1950s and early 1960s. The artist earned staggering notoriety by revolutionizing the commercialization and accessibility of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The truth would eventually be discovered though: Keane's art was actually not created by him at all, but by his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams). The Keanes, it seemed, had been living a lie that had grown to gigantic proportions. BIG EYES centers on Margaret's awakening as an artist, the phenomenal success of her paintings, and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, who was catapulted to international fame while taking credit for her work.
Opens at the Chelsea on Thursday, Dec 25


Wednesday 12/24- Thursday 1/1
Wed 12/24: Chelsea is closed
Thu 12/25: 7:10pm
Fri 12/26: 2:10pm, 4:20pm, 7:10pm, 9:20pm
Sat 12/27: 2:10pm, 4:20pm, 7:10pm, 9:20pm
Sun 12/28: 2:10pm, 4:20pm, 7:10pm
Mon 12/29: 2:10pm, 4:20pm, 7:10pm, 9:20pm
Tue 12/30: 2:10pm, 4:20pm, 7:10pm, 9:20pm
Wed 12/31: 2:10pm, 4:20pm, 7:10pm
Thu 1/1: 2:10pm, 4:20pm, 7:10pm

Reviews from RT
Official Website

Coming Soon      
Foxcatcher
(Rated R, 130 min.)
FOXCATCHER is a psychological drama directed by Academy Award nominee Bennett Miller (MONEYBALL) and starring Golden Globe winner Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo, Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller. The film was written by E. Max Frye and Academy Award nominee Dan Futterman. FOXCATCHER tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) and a life of poverty when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Desperate to gain the respect of his disapproving mother, du Pont begins "coaching" a world-class athletic team and, in the process, lures Mark into dangerous habits, breaks his confidence and drives him into a self-destructive spiral. Based on actual events, FOXCATCHER is a gripping and profoundly American story of fragile men who pinned their hopes for love and redemption on a desperate obsession for greatness that was to end in tragedy.
Coming Soon


Reviews from RT
Official Website

 
     
       


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

Friday, December 19 Wild
Thursday, December 25

Big Eyes
The Imitation Game


Coming Soon

Foxcatcher


Recent Films Played at the Chelsea

 

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