September 2 - 20, 2023

All That Heaven Allows: The Films of Douglas Sirk


The Chelsea Theater is pleased to announce Chelsea Classics, a new repertory series of essential arthouse films. The initial 28-film selection includes vital American independents, underseen Hollywood classics, international favorites, and even a couple of brand-new restorations that will remain unavailable on home video or streaming. Only at the Chelsea Theater, all summer long! 

Programmed by Jason Sudak, with assistance from Meghan Bowman/Balcony Booking




September 26, 2023

Carrboro Film Festival at The Chelsea Theater


Carrboro Film Fest and The Chelsea invite you to a screening and discussion of the new documentary Stay Here Awhile. In this poetic ode to the power of the Southern landscape, a Tennessee folklorist, a fifth-generation farmer, a Mississippi river guide, and a former professional football player journey through loss and healing, bidding viewers to linger in the liminal spaces we find at the end of things. Director Andrew Kornylak will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening.


Buy your tickets for this one-night-only event today >




October 2, 2023

International Silent Movie Day



Join us for a presentation by Durham Cinematheque's very own Tom Whiteside on Ernst Lubitsch's 1918 silent film, CARMEN, in celebration of International Silent Movie Day. 


Buy your ticket to CARMEN today >




October 4 & 8, 2023

North Carolina Latin American Film Festival


Chelsea Theater and North Carolina Latin American Film Festival partner to present EPICENTRO & EAMI, two films that exemplify this year's theme "honoring plants, as present in the everyday, in the landscape, and the economies that have had an important impact in the region (timber, rubber, sugar, banana, coca, etc.)." Curated by Miguel Rojas-Sotelo and Manuel Sánchez Cabrera


Learn more about these films on NCLAFF website >



Tickets will be available purchase soon.



October 15 - 25, 2023

Jewish Film Festival 2023




Join us for a new Jewish Film Festival organized by the Chelsea Theater and Jewish for Good.

The festival will include six award-winning and critically acclaimed first-run films that sample a range of international subjects and filmmakers, historical moments, and contemporary issues. Each film will be shown twice, and at least one showing of each film will feature an introduction and talk back.

Click here for more information and full list of Festival films>