A Grand Day at The Movies!

Roll back the calendars to the golden age of Hollywood movie houses, when the cost of a movie was a “buck-fifty,” and you could spend an entire day watching reel after reel. Wilmington’s opulent Grand Opera House was once a classic movie theater, and is now the perfect venue to watch classic films.

In celebration of The Grand’s 150th Anniversary, we invite you to spend A Grand Day at The Movies on Sunday, November 7, 2021, and relive the classic movie experience! Enjoy four full-length films from the 1930s, ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s on The Grand’s giant screen, along with period cartoons, coming attractions, and much more, all for a price that reaches back to 1971 which marked The Grand’s centennial anniversary and launched a period of restoration for the historic theater.

All Tickets $1.50 General Admission

Concessions and merchandise available. Free afternoon tours between matinee showings.


11am Pinocchio (1940, 88 minutes, G) – beloved family classic

1:15 Tour The Grand

2pm High Noon (1952, 85 minutes, PG) – exciting western

4:15 Tour The Grand

5pm A Raisin In The Sun (1961, 127 minutes, TV-G) – compelling drama

8pm The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938, 102 minutes, TV-G) – iconic hero

The Grand Opera House, operator of three theaters on Wilmington’s Market Street arts corridor, will be requiring proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the event for entry into its buildings. The decision was made after watching the dramatic surge of COVID-19 cases as the Delta variant spreads through the United States and in consultation with other larger performing arts centers around the country.

Patrons, volunteers, and staff will be required to wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status, unless they are actively eating or drinking. Patrons will be provided one warning before being removed from the venue if not acting in accordance with this rule.

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