Events

Events is the overall category for all activities hosted by the Sunrise Theater, such as movies - classic and new releases are two examples, high definition (HD) broadcasts of the Bolsho Ballet, the National Theater and the Metropolitan Opera and "special" events such as First Friday, local live plays and other special events..

MET OPERA RETURNS TO THE SUNRISE - Encore Performances in April & May

Met Opera encore performances return to the Sunrise Theater this April and May..    

TOSCA (Puccini)    
Saturday, April 17 & Thursday, April 22    
1:30pm / Approx runtime: 3:17    

PORGY & BESS (The Gershwin’s)    
Saturday, May 15 & Thursday, May 20    
1:30pm / Approx runtime: 3:40    

Tickets: $22 each for 2020-21 Met Sunrise Season Subscribers and $27 for all others.  Season Subscribers should contact the Sunrise for tickets at 910-692-3611. All other may be purchased in advance online HERE. Remaining tickets will be available at the box office 30 minutes before showtime. All seats are assigned. Masks are required.

Seats will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Due to the Covid seating restrictions, your season ticket seat assignments may not be available.    
Seating is extremely limited – please sit with friends in your social pod so that we can accommodate more opera fans safely.


Shows inside the Sunrise Theater.

  • Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.
  • Masks must fully cover nose and mouth. Open-neck bandanas may not be worn in place of an approved face mask. Face guards may not be worn unless accompanied by an approved face mask. Masks may be removed only while actively eating or drinking while seated.
  • Concessions are available for purchase. Due to Covid regulations, please wait until you are seated before enjoying your snacks.
  • Seats are reserved (assigned) and changes may only be made through the Sunrise box office.
  • All groups are socially distanced with three empty seats and one empty row between groups.
  • Restrooms are limited to 2 people at a time.
  • Social distancing is required throughout the theater.
  • No outside food or drink permitted.
  • All Executive Orders regarding movie theaters are enforced.
  • Masks are required for everyone, regardless of age with no exceptions. If you're unable to wear a mask, please visit the Sunrise at a future date when masks are no longer required.

ENTER TO WIN A SUNRISE MOVIE PACK

The Oscars will be awarded on Sunday, April 25. During the month of April, the Sunrise will be screening four of the BEST PICTURE nominees. Watch them all and pick the winner for a chance to win a Sunrise Movie Pack (4 movie passes, 4 popcorn tickets).

Every ticket purchased for an Oscar-nominated film in April receives a Sunrise ballot. The more movies you attend, the more ballots you receive, the more chances to guess the Oscar winner. The Sunrise winner will be randomly drawn from all entrees with the correct Oscar winner selected.

Ballots must be turned in to the Sunrise Theater by 4pm on Sunday, April 25 to qualify.

One grand prize winner will be drawn from all correct entries and announced in the April 29 Sunrise newsletter.

Click HERE to purchase tickets  to Oscar-nominated films in advance or call the Sunrise at 910-692-3611 for assistance. 

UPCOMING OSCAR-NOMINATED FILMS


trial posterTRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7
R | 2h 9min | Drama, History, Thriller     
Written & Directed by Aaron Sorkin    

Nominated for 6 Oscars including Best Picture, Supporting Actor, Screenplay, Film Editing, Cinematography, and Original Song    

The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. 

Watch the trailer HERE  

SHOWTIMES:
Friday, April 23, 2pm
Friday, April 23, 7pm
Saturday, April 24, 6pm

Click HERE to purchase tickets in advance.


NomadlandNOMADLAND
R | 1h 48min | Drama   
Stars Frances McDormand   

Nominated for 6 Oscars including Best Picture, Lead Actress, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing, and Cinematography   

Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. Nomadland features David Strathairn in a supporting role and real-life nomads Linda May, Swankie, and Bob Wells, as fictionalized versions of themselves.

Watch the trailer HERE

SHOWTIME:
Sunday, April 25, 2pm

Click HERE to purchase tickets in advance.


Minari posterMINARI
PG-13 | 1h 55min | Drama    

Nominated for 6 Oscars including Best Picture, Lead Actress, Director, Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay, Original Score/Music    

A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, MINARI follows a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, MINARI shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. 

Watch the trailer HERE

SHOWTIME: Saturday, April 10, 2pm

AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE SCREENINGS

 


  Father posterTHE FATHER
PG-13 | 1h 37min | Drama    
Stars Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman    

Nominated for 6 Oscars including Best Picture, Leading Actor, Supporting Actress, Screenplay, Film Editing, and Production Design.   

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality. 

Watch the trailer HERE

SHOWTIMES:
Friday, April 16, 4pm
Sunday, April 18, 2pm

AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE SCREENINGS


 Shows inside the Sunrise Theater. 

  • Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.
  • Masks must fully cover nose and mouth. Open-neck bandanas may not be worn in place of an approved face mask. Face guards may not be worn unless accompanied by an approved face mask. Masks may be removed only while actively eating or drinking while seated.
  • Concessions are available for purchase. Due to Covid regulations, please wait until you are seated before enjoying your snacks.
  • Seats are reserved (assigned) and changes may only be made through the Sunrise box office.
  • All groups are socially distanced with three empty seats and one empty row between groups.
  • Restrooms are limited to 2 people at a time.
  • Social distancing is required throughout the theater.
  • No outside food or drink permitted.
  • All Executive Orders regarding movie theaters are enforced.
  • Masks are required for everyone, regardless of age with no exceptions. If you're unable to wear a mask, please visit the Sunrise at a future date when masks are no longer required.

 

OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS - Available in the Sunrise Virtual Theater through April 25

This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films. For a limited time all three categories are available to watch at home through the Sunrise Virtual Theater.    

Each nominee is released in one of three distinct feature-length compilations according to their category of nomination: Live Action, Animation, or Documentary.     

Watch the trailer HERE

2021 Oscar shorts animation

ANIMATION
Approx 1h 34min
Burrow – Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat (USA, 6 min.)
Genius Loci – Adrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise (France, 16 min.)
If Anything Happens I Love You – Will McCormack and Michael Govier (USA, 12 min.)
Opera – Erick Oh (USA, 9 min.)
Yes-People – Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson (Iceland, 8 min.)
PLUS A SELECTION OF ADDITIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS

Click HERE to watch Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation

2021 Oscar shorts doc

DOCUMENTARY
Approx 2h
Colette – Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard (France/Germany/USA, 24 min.)
A Concerto Is a Conversation – Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers (USA, 13 min.)
Do Not Split – Anders Hammer and Charlotte Cook (USA/Norway, 20 min.)
Hunger Ward – Skye Fitzgerald and Michael Scheuerman (USA, 40 min.)
A Love Song for Latasha – Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan (USA, 18 min.)

Click HERE to watch Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary

2021 Oscar shorts live action

LIVE ACTION
Approx 2h 5min
Feeling Through – Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski (USA, 19 min.)
The Letter Room – Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan (USA, 33 min.)
The Present – Farah Nabulsi (Palestine, 25 min.)
Two Distant Strangers – Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe (USA, 25 min.)
White Eye – Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman (Israel, 21 min.)

Click HERE to watch Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action

 

 AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING THROUGH APRIL 25

TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 - April 23 & 24 - Inside the Sunrise Theater

R | 2h 9min | Drama, History, Thriller     
Written & Directed by Aaron Sorkin    

Nominated for 6 Oscars including Best Picture, Supporting Actor, Screenplay, Film Editing, Cinematography, and Original Song    

The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. 

Watch the trailer HERE  

SHOWTIMES:
Friday, April 23, 2pm
Friday, April 23, 7pm
Saturday, April 24, 6pm

Tickets can be purchased in advance online HERE. Or call the Sunrise at 910-692-3611 and leave a message. We'll get back to you as quickly as possible. Remaining tickets will be available at the box office 30 minutes before showtime. All seats are assigned. Masks are required.

Private Screenings available


lShows inside the Sunrise Theater. 

  • Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.
  • Masks must fully cover nose and mouth. Open-neck bandanas may not be worn in place of an approved face mask. Face guards may not be worn unless accompanied by an approved face mask. Masks may be removed only while actively eating or drinking while seated.
  • Concessions are available for purchase. Due to Covid regulations, please wait until you are seated before enjoying your snacks.
  • Seats are reserved (assigned) and changes may only be made through the Sunrise box office.
  • All groups are socially distanced with three empty seats and one empty row between groups.
  • Restrooms are limited to 2 people at a time.
  • Social distancing is required throughout the theater.
  • No outside food or drink permitted.
  • All Executive Orders regarding movie theaters are enforced.
  • Masks are required for everyone, regardless of age with no exceptions. If you're unable to wear a mask, please visit the Sunrise at a future date when masks are no longer required.

NOMADLAND - Returns to the Sunrise Sunday, April 25 @ 2pm for One Encore Screening

Encore - One Showing Only   

R | 1h 48min | Drama   
Stars Frances McDormand   

Nominated for 6 Oscars including Best Picture, Lead Actress, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing, and Cinematography   

Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. Nomadland features David Strathairn in a supporting role and real-life nomads Linda May, Swankie, and Bob Wells, as fictionalized versions of themselves.

"A poetic character study on the forgotten and downtrodden, Nomadland beautifully captures the restlessness left in the wake of the Great Recession." Critic Consensus

Watch the trailer HERE

SHOWTIME:
Sunday, April 25, 2pm

Tickets can be purchased in advance online HERE. Or call the Sunrise at 910-692-3611 and leave a message. We'll get back to you as quickly as possible. Remaining tickets will be available at the box office 30 minutes before showtime. All seats are assigned. Masks are required.

Private Screenings available


lShows inside the Sunrise Theater. 

  • Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.
  • Masks must fully cover nose and mouth. Open-neck bandanas may not be worn in place of an approved face mask. Face guards may not be worn unless accompanied by an approved face mask. Masks may be removed only while actively eating or drinking while seated.
  • Concessions are available for purchase. Due to Covid regulations, please wait until you are seated before enjoying your snacks.
  • Seats are reserved (assigned) and changes may only be made through the Sunrise box office.
  • All groups are socially distanced with three empty seats and one empty row between groups.
  • Restrooms are limited to 2 people at a time.
  • Social distancing is required throughout the theater.
  • No outside food or drink permitted.
  • All Executive Orders regarding movie theaters are enforced.
  • Masks are required for everyone, regardless of age with no exceptions. If you're unable to wear a mask, please visit the Sunrise at a future date when masks are no longer required.