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First Friday


Admission is FREE
Southern Pines Brewing Company beer on tap.
Rotating food trucks all summer.
No outside alcohol. No rolling coolers.
ID required to purchase alcoholic beverages.
One drink per person per purchase for beer & wine - It's the law!
Beer & wine ticket sales end at 7:30pm

All proceeds support the Sunrise Theater for free live concerts and community events all year.
Be sure to thank our Sponsors who make First Friday possible.

Please leave your fur babies at home. Dogs are not permitted on the greenspace, the events can get extremely crowded and the pavement temps are very high during our summers.



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Live Music

Live MusicLive music events such as Night of Bluegrass and Blues Crawl. The venue is downtown Southern Pines.

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film reel logo for Movies CategoryEvents in this category are full length feature motion pictures, generally new releases, but can include current and foreign films, for example. Movies are generally shown Fridays through Wednesdays. Saturday and Sundays often have afternoon matinees. Be sure to check The Sunrise Calendar for event times and dates.


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Summer Classic Series

Classic Summer SeriesOlder films especially chosen for the Summer. Experience favorite classic movies in digital on the big screen. Many of these films are sponsored by local businesses.


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Performing Arts

Performing ArtsPerforming Arts includes plays, musicals and kids programs.

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HD Live Series

HD Live logoHigh definition broadcasts of national and international events, such as the Metropolitan Opera and National Theater. These are broadcasts of live events directly to the Sunrise Theater.


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Metropolitan Opera

Met Opera HDLive LogoThe Metropolitan Opera, commonly referred to as the "Met", is a company based in New York City, resident at the Metropolitan Opera House at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The company is operated by the non-profit Metropolitan Opera Association.

The Metropolitan Opera is the largest classical music organization in North America. It presents about 27 different operas each year in a season which lasts from late September through May. The operas are presented in a rotating repertory schedule with up to seven performances of four different works staged each week.


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Bolshoi Ballet

The Bolshoi Ballet is an internationally renowned, classical ballet company which is based at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia. Founded in 1776, the Bolshoi is among the world's oldest ballet companies. It achieved worldwide acclaim early in the last century when Moscow became the capital of the country. The Bolshoi is recognised as one of the foremost ballet companies in Russia.

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National Theater

National Theater LiveNational Theatre Live is an initiative operated by the Royal National Theatre in London, which broadcasts live via satellite, performances of their productions to movie theaters, cinemas and arts centres on the world.

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ReservedReserved includes events not otherwise categorized, but for which the Sunrise Theater is committed. These events could include special events or activities.

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