Last updated: 6/27/2016


now showing at the Chelsea
Matinees on weekends and now also on Wednesdays
Special Holiday Times for Monday, July 4

Free State of Jones
(Rated R, 139 min.) Directed by four-time Oscar (R) nominee Gary Ross and starring Oscar (R) winner Matthew McConaughey, Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.
New at the Chelsea
Different showtimes starting on Friday, July 1
Friday 6/24 - Thursday 6/30
Nightly: 6:50pm, 9:20pm
Wed 6/29 Matinees: 1:30pm, 4:10pm

Friday 7/1 - Thursday 7/7
Fri 7/1: 6:50pm
Sat 7/2: 1:30pm, 4:10pm, 6:50pm
Sun 7/3: 1:30pm, 4:10pm, 6:50pm
Mon 7/4: 1:30pm, 4:10pm, 6:50pm
Tue 7/5: 6:50pm
Wed 7/6: 1:30pm, 4:10pm, 6:50pm
Thu 7/7: 6:50pm


Reviews from RT
Official Website

Sunset Song
(Rated R, 135 min.) Sunset Song is Terence Davies' intimate epic of hope, tragedy and love at the dawning of the Great War. A young woman's endurance against the hardships of rural Scottish life, based on the novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, told with gritty poetic realism by Britain's greatest living auteur. The film takes place during the early years of the twentieth century, with the conflicts and choices a young woman experiences reflecting the struggle between tradition and change; a struggle that continues to resonate today. Set in a rural community, Sunset Song is driven by the young heroine Chris and her intense passion for life, for the unsettling Ewan and for the unforgiving land. The First World War reaches out from afar, bringing the modern world to bear on the community in the harshest possible way, yet in a final moment of grace, Chris endures, now a woman of remarkable strength who is able to draw from the ancient land in looking to the future. Sunset Song is at once epic in emotional scale and deeply romantic at its core, given power by Terence Davies' unflinching poetic realism.
New at the Chelsea
Ends Thursday, June 30
ONE WEEK ONLY
Monday 6/27 - Thursday 6/30
Nightly: 7:00pm
Wed 6/29 Matinees: 1:50pm, 4:20pm

Reviews from RT
Official Website

       

Genius
(Rated PG-13, 104 min.) From Academy Award-nominated screenwriter JOHN LOGAN (Gladiator, The Aviator, Hugo, Skyfall) and acclaimed, Tony Award-winning director MICHAEL GRANDAGE in his feature film debut, comes Genius, a stirring drama about the complex friendship and transformative professional relationship between the world-renowned book editor Maxwell Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway) and the larger-than-life literary giant Thomas Wolfe. Based on the biography "Max Perkins: Editor of Genius" by A. SCOTT BERG, Genius stars COLIN FIRTH as Perkins, JUDE LAW as Wolfe, NICOLE KIDMAN as Aline Bernstein, a costume designer sharing a tumultuous relationship with Wolfe, LAURA LINNEY as Louise Perkins, Max's wife and a talented playwright, GUY PEARCE as F. Scott Fitzgerald and DOMINIC WEST as Ernest Hemingway.
Ends Thursday, June 30
Monday 6/27 - Thursday 6/30
Nightly: 7:10pm
Wed 6/29 Matinees: 2:10pm

Reviews from RT
Official Website

Love & Friendship
(Rated PG, 92 min.) Beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon visits to the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter, Frederica. In doing so she attracts the simultaneous attentions of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy, the rich and silly Sir James Martin and the divinely handsome, but married, Lord Manwaring, complicating matters severely.
Ends Thursday, June 30
Monday 6/27 - Thursday 6/30
Nightly: 9:10pm
Wed 6/29 Matinees: 4:30pm

Reviews from RT
Official Website


Showtimes are good from Friday, June 24th thru Thursday, June 30th

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News and notes for the Chelsea:


Learn more about the Chelsea's History and Digital Conversion



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.
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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

Friday, July 1      
Swiss Army Man
(Rated R, 95 min.) Outrageously fun and deeply affecting, Swiss Army Man is a gonzo buddy comedy that is the feature film debut of acclaimed music video directors Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan (collectively known as DANIELS). The film goes from the absurd to the emotional to the whimsical to the profound and back again. Hank (Paul Dano) is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a corpse named Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) washes up on shore; the two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams. The film creates a world like no other-a place of pure fantastical imagination, brimming with magical realism yet featuring two characters whose dreams and fears are entirely relatable. Dano and Radcliffe both fully commit to their directors' audacious vision, and their work is exceptional, finding the perfect balance of humor and heart that drives the whole film.
Opens at the Chelsea on Friday, July 1
Friday 7/1 - Thursday 7/7
Fri 7/1: 7:10pm, 9:00pm
Sat 7/2: 2:10pm, 4:20pm, 7:10pm, 9:00pm
Sun 7/3: 2:10pm, 4:20pm, 7:10pm
Mon 7/4: 2:10pm, 4:20pm, 7:10pm
Tue 7/5: 7:10pm, 9:00pm
Wed 7/6: 2:10pm, 4:20pm, 7:10pm, 9:00pm
Thu 7/7: 7:10pm, 9:00pm

Reviews from RT
Official Website

 
Friday, July 1      
Our Kind of Traitor
(Rated R, 107 min.) While on holiday in Marrakech, an ordinary English couple, Perry (Ewan McGregor) and Gail (Naomi Harris), befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian, Dima (Stellan Skarsgard), who unbeknownst to them is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia. When Dima asks for their help to deliver classified information to the British Secret Services, Perry and Gail get caught in a dangerous world of international espionage and dirty politics. The couple is propelled on a perilous journey through Paris and Bern, a safe house in the French Alps, to the murky corners of the City of London and an alliance with the British Government via a ruthless and determined MI6 agent.
Opens at the Chelsea on Friday, July 1
Friday 7/1 - Thursday 7/7
Fri 7/1: 7:00pm, 9:10pm
Sat 7/2: 2:00pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:10pm
Sun 7/3: 2:00pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm
Mon 7/4: 2:00pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm
Tue 7/5: 7:00pm, 9:10pm
Wed 7/6: 2:00pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:10pm
Thu 7/7: 7:00pm, 9:10pm

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

Friday, July 1

Swiss Army Man
Our Kind of Traitor


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