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..

Outdoor Movies at the Sunrise

outdoor movies layoutOutdoor 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 and select their seats. Special party areas may be reserved in advance for groups of 10 or more.  Remaining tickets will be available at the box office 30 minutes before showtime.   

Chairs must be outdoor, portable chairs with a maximum height of 34".
No pets permitted.
No outside food permitted.

Purchase tickets in advance HERE or at the box office 30 minutes before the show. Additional details below.

SPECIAL VIP PARTY SECTION AVAILABLE: Have a large group? Contact the Sunrise at 910-692-3611 for special seating options for 10-25.  


RHPSOctober 22 & 23, 6:30pm
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975)
R | 1h 40min

 

sponsored by SPOT ON FLOOR & CARPET REJUVENATION

A newly-engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must seek shelter at the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-n-Furter.

We'll start the night with a COSTUME CONTEST! 

 Tickets are $10 per person, general admission. Available online HERE or at the box office 30 minutes prior to the show.

 


SPECIAL VIP PARTY SECTION AVAILABLE: Have a large group? Contact the Sunrise at 910-692-3611 for special seating options for 10-25. 

In case of inclement weather, the film will be moved inside the Sunrise Theater and all purchased tickets will be honored. NO REFUNDS, EXCHANGES, OR CREDITS AVAILABLE.

  • Box Office and concessions open 30 minutes before showtime.
  • Chairs and blankets are recommended. Chair height may not exceed 34"
  • No Outside food permitted.

ADDITIONAL OUTDOOR THEATER DETAILS 

  • Restrooms are available to ticketed patrons (wrist band required). Parents must accompany children.
  • Two concession stands are available. The outdoor concessions offers limited drinks and candy. The indoor concessions offers the full range of popcorn, candy and drinks. Both are open 30 minutes prior to the start of the movie and for the first hour of the event. 
  • Alcoholic beverages are available at the concessions area. ID is required. 
  • Children must be supervised at all times.
  • No smoking on the greenspace, the theater, or the outdoor theater foyer.
  • Please clean up your space and deposit all trash in the receptacles.
  • Chairs must be outdoor, portable chairs with a maximum height of 34".
  • No pets permitted.
  • No outside food permitted. 

Shows inside the Sunrise Theater. 

  • Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.
  • Concessions are available for purchase. 
  • No outside food or drink permitted.

First Friday | FREE Outdoor Concert

FF21 logo circleFirst Fridays are the main fundraiser for the Sunrise Theater.  The free concert is 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 theater.

RAIN OR SHINE! 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.
*  Two drink per person per purchase for beer & wine - It's the law!
* Beer & wine ticket sales end at 7:30pm
* 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.

 

NIKKI 2Special Thanks to our 2021 season sponsor – Nikki Bowman, Realty World Properties of the Pines

Nikki has been in the business for 15 years and has a passion for her job! She has had the joy of growing her business with working with sellers, buyers, and renters along the way. When choosing an agent, whether to represent you on selling or buying, choosing one that is actively in the market and has experience under their belt with transactions closed is so important. An agent can make all the difference in the world to get to the goal you are trying to get to.

Find out more HERE

  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!

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FIRST FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 5-8pm

Karma Beauty Bar logo 1October Sponsor: KARMA SPA LOUNGE & BEAUTY BAR
Karma is cultivating more than beauty. Mindfulness, respect, and kindness are all tenets of the way they treat Mother Earth, their clients, and themselves. They created an inclusive and peaceful space for you to recharge and refuel, and continue life's tasks with vigor and beauty.

 

 

 Sam FribushBand: SAM FRIBUSH ORGAN TRIO WITH CHARLIE HUNTER

 

 

 

 


FIRST FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 5-8pm

Swank logo 3November Sponsor: SWANK COFFEE SHOPPE & HANDMADE MARKET

Swank Coffee Shoppe is located in Southern Pines, two doors down from the Sunrise. They serve a variety of espresso, coffee, scones, and more!

 

ESBBand: EMPIRE STRIKES BRASS

Asheville-based BrassFunkRock band Empire Strikes Brass has a lot to say with a big sound.

 

 

 


 PAST EVENTS

FIRST FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 5-8pm

PSC WOMENS HEALTHSeptember Sponsor: PINEHURST SURGICAL - WOMEN'S COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH

 

 

 

firesidecollective Band: FIRESIDE COLLECTIVE
Blending the characteristic interplay of bluegrass instrumentation and harmonies with strong original material and exuberant energy, Fireside Collective has drawn on folk, blues, funk and a wide variety of bluegrass sounds to create a distinctive body of work that’s all their own. Each member—Joe Cicero (guitar); Alex Genova (banjo); Jesse Iaquinto (mandolin); Tommy Maher (resonator guitar) and Carson White (upright bass)— brings a strong, original voice to his instrument, and the unique contributions of different lead and harmony vocalists complement the variety in the group’s many original songs

Tim Wilson FriendsOpener: TIM WILSON & FRIENDS
Tim Wilson and Friends perform music for all tastes...from Folk/Americana,Country, to Country Rock. Performing songs you know and can sing along with to original material you'll fall in love with.

 Food trucks: MASA WRAP & MEAT & GREEK

 

 Beer Servers: Cross Fit Baile

 

 

 


FIRST FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 5-8pm

Travers brosBand:  TRAVERS BROTHERSHIP
Travers Brothership are consummate musicians and live music aficionados with a deep understanding of their preferred genres - soulful, bluesy, rock n’ roll spun in psychedelic jam. Utilizing the band's unmatched live energy, they create a concert atmosphere that transforms an audience into a community and their enthusiasm, gusto, and talents carry the day.

Opener: JOHN McDONALD
John is a Moore county native with deep roots in the Sandhills. Influenced more by English musicians growing up, his songs blend Brit-pop hooks with American sentimentality.

Food Trucks: GONZAS and MEAT & GREEK 

Beer Servers: F3 Sandhills


FIRST FRIDAY, JULY  2, 5-8pm

Jonathan Robinson TrioBand: THE JONATHAN ROBINSON TRIO
A jam band that’s a little outside the norm, with dynamic live shows and songs you’ll find yourself remembering long after the fact.

Opener: FLANNEL WEATHER
Flannel Weather is a musical duo composed of vocalist Jordan Cranford and guitarist extraordinaire Tim Fogarty. They cover a wide variety of musical genres, “we cover everything from Adele and Hall & Oates to Lizzo and Led Zeppelin.” They have been working together since 2018 and are really excited about being the first opening act for the First Friday series of 2021.

Food Trucks: THE HOUSE OF ODELL & LUELLA and MAS-A-WRAP FILIPINO 


 FIRST FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 5-8pm

ritualx productsJune Sponsor: ritualx INTEGRATED HEMP SOLUTIONS
ritualx is a physician-led group of professionals inspired by what they have seen in clinical settings. ritualx is rooted in science and research, not sales and marketing. They know there is no one product that is right for everyone. That’s why they offer 20 different formulas of cannabinoid tinctures and a hemp-extract balm.

Find out more HERE.

 


HPC Photo 2Band: HANK, PATTY, AND THE CURRENT
Two of North Carolina’s veteran bluegrass musicians-- Hank Smith on Banjo and Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw on fiddle, join forces with some of the most versatile musicians in the Carolinas to create modern, American, acoustic music featuring the full range of their talents as composers and arrangers. The Current includes Billie Feather on guitar and Stevie Martinez on bass.

Opener: JOHN McDONALD
John is a Moore county native with deep roots in the Sandhills. Influenced more by English musicians growing up, his songs blend Brit-pop hooks with American sentimentality.

Food Trucks: MEAT & GREEK and  JAYA’S INDIAN CUISINE

Beer Servers: F3 Sandhills

 

Rent 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..  A one-hour rental for a custom message is $100.

Download the rental form here - Marquee Rental Form

 

 

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 promotion.   

SUNRISE SOCIAL:  $250
• Up 20 guests
• For private use only. Seats and tickets not for resale or promotion.

THEATER CELEBRATION:  $350
• Up to 30 guests
• For private use only. Seats and tickets not for resale or promotion.

PRIVATE PARTY: $500
• Up to 50 guests
• For private use only. Seats and tickets not for resale or promotion.

DETAILS & EXTRAS
• Each rental is for two hours. Additional time is available for $50/hour. 
• Concessions are available for purchase.
• Add a special marquee message for $50 (half price!)
• Signed contract and full payment required to secure reservation.
• No refunds for cancelled events within 30 days of event.
• Add a microphone and sound system for meetings and presentations for $50 per event.

To reserve your date or for more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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 Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

When you're shopping online, we ask that you consider choosing the Sunrise Preservation Group as your preferred charitable organization. It's not going to cost you a thing, and Amazon will send us a check!

Click on this link to be directed to AmazonSmile and start shopping.

Thank you for supporting the Sunrise!