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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • CHILDREN'S THEATER CAMP PERFORMANCES

    Everyone is welcome to come and support the Campers at their live performanc! The kids work hard all week developing acting skills and rehearsing the show. Come and cheer them on! Tickets are $5 for adults, children under 18 are free. General admission. Concessions available.    Camps are divided by grades with some overlap to accommodate summer...

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  • OUTDOOR MOVIES ON THE SUNRISE SQUARE

    Outdoor 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. ...

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  • FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE SUNRISE, JULY 2, 5-8pm

    FIRST FRIDAYS ARE BACK!       First Fridays are hosted by the Sunrise Theater and take place from 5-8pm on NW Broad Street between W Connecticut and W New Hampshire Avenues. Everyone is welcome to come out and see old friends or make new ones, drink some Southern Pines Brewery beers & hard seltzers, and listen to great music while supporting the local...

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  • RENT THE SUNRISE THEATER

    RENT THE THEATER FOR DATE NIGHTS, VIDEO GAME EVENTS, PARTIES, BOOK CLUBS, OR EVEN FAMILY NIGHTS TO WATCH HOME MOVIES ON THE BIG SCREEN.      What event would you host in the beautiful, historic theater?     Choose from a variety of packages or build your own.     DATE NIGHT:  $150   • Up to 10 guests• For private use only. Seats and tickets not for resale or...

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  • HOST A PRIVATE SCREENING OF FILMS SHOWING IN THE SUNRISE THEATER

    Reserve the entire Sunrise Theater for a private screening.   Prices start at $260 for up to 20 guests for most films. Additional guests may be added at $12 each for up to 300 people.  FILMS AVAILABLE:    In the Heights Dream Horse  TIMES AVAILABLE   Mondays - Thursdays: 10am - noon, 2pm - 4pm, 6pm - 8pmFridays: 10am - noon, 2pm - 4pmSaturday: 10am -...

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  • MARKETPLACE - July 17, 10am - 4pm on the Sunrise Square - NEW VENDORS WELCOME

    An Outdoor Market Featuring a Variety of Local Small Businesses & Artisans   Free and Open to the Public      NEW VENDORS WELCOME       Open air Marketplaces are scheduled for one Saturday per month through December. Each Marketplace features your favorite pop-up shops and many new ones. It's a great way to shop local and supporty your community-based...

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  • SUNRISE VIRTUAL THEATER - WHERE EVERY NIGHT IS MOVIE NIGHT

      Welcome to the Sunrise Virtual Theater... where you can watch a movie where you want - when you want! The Sunrise Virtual Theater brings new films to the safety and comfort of your home. Through partnerships with several studios, we’re able to bring movies to the community that were cancelled due to the shutdown. Movies are $3-12 which is split...

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  • POST YOUR SPECIAL MESSAGE ON THE SUNRISE MARQUEE

    Create the photo op of a lifetime by renting the Sunrise marquee! Wish a Happy Birthday to someone special, congratulate a new retiree, or welcome a new baby. Even make your marriage proposal stand out! Download the rental application and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloake8862ee0c0fa39f2c28e55faba767670').innerHTML =...

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  • Temple Theatre's Steel Magnolias | Live at the Sunrise!

    STEEL MAGNOLIAS AT THE SUNRISE      We are working closely with the Temple Theatre to bring STEEL MAGNOLIAS live performances to the Sunrise as originally planned. We really appreciate your patience!    The show is currently scheduled for October, 2021. Current ticketholders from the original date will have first dibs on the new dates so hang onto your...

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  • Free Daily Metropolitan Opera Performances At Home!

    The Met Opera offers free encore performances available to stream at thome nightly. This is a great way for opera lovers to stay connected to the Met Opera Live in HDprogram while the Met stage is dark.  The nightly encore presentations will continue for the duration of the Met’s closure. Every night, a different complete operatic gem from the...

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  • AmazonSmile

    AmazonSmile is a great way for shoppers to donate to the Sunrise at Amazon's expense! AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile...

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