Wilson Center and Thalian Hall present

Blue Velvet


Monday, September 28, 2020
Showtime: 8:00pm, Gates: 7:00pm

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Showtime: 8:00pm, Gates: 7:00pm

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Showtime: 8:00pm, Gates: 7:00pm

Ticket prices:
$40 Premium Carload ticket includes best viewing locations, plus box of popcorn, and choice of candy for each occupant of vehicle.
$30 General Carload ticket includes general admission parking

The Wilson Center and Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts are thrilled to co-present this Drive-In Movie filmed right here in Wilmington, NC!

Returning home to visit his father who is in intensive care at the hospital, Jeffrey Beaumont stumbles upon a human ear he finds in a field. With local police detective John Williams and the local police department unable or unwilling to do more than a cursory investigation, Jeffrey and Sandy, Detective Williams’s high-school-age daughter decide to do their own investigation. But Jeffrey and Sandy’s investigation leads them to discover that a dark underworld exists in their hometown. Jeffrey becomes suspicious of nightclub singer Dorothy Vallens, who is involved with Frank Booth, a violent and evil man, and what her involvement in the case might be.

Directed by David Lynch.

This movie is Rated R for adult situations/language, nudity, and violence.


The Drive-In Movies will be held in the top level of the Hanover Student Parking Deck beside the Wilson Center. For this event, the entrance to this deck is at the corner of Hanover and Second Streets. Capacity for each screening is limited. Vehicle placement will be at the discretion of management, and in compliance with local and state health guidelines. Motorcycles are prohibited at this time.

This will be an in-car event, with movie sound being broadcast via short-range FM radio transmission, so you can enjoy the show in your comfy car, with that sweet, sweet stereo you added.

In order to enjoy the full film experience, it is strongly recommended that ticket purchasers arrive in a vehicle equipped with a tunable FM receiver.

Click here for Skyline Drive-In FAQ

Further guidelines:
-No alcohol, no weapons, no loitering
-All attendees must be in vehicle at time of entry and remain in their cars throughout entire screening.
-No walk up sales. All sales will end one hour prior to showtime.
-There will be no amplified sound. All sound will come through FM radio transmission.

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