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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Winston On The Weekends

Episode 8: Theater Scene

Are you in the mood to watch a movie?  Perhaps catch a show?  Then don't miss this episode of Winston On The Weekends, jam packed with information on the Winston-Salem theater scene.

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HEATER OPPORTUNITIES IN WINSTON-SALEM range from live theaters to movie theaters.

A/perture Cinema, in downtown Winston-Salem, is a favorite art house cinema that supports the local community by buying local.

“At A/perture, we try to support the rest of the community and one of the ways is buying local concessions. We have popcorn and fountain drinks and then we serve beer and wine. But we look for anything that we can buy locally to sort of augment that. So we've got a lot of local beers. We've got some other popcorn that's made locally, and some chocolate. We try to find sort of niche items to put in our counter and I think that really sets us apart from the other theaters in town.” —Lawren Desai, Founder of A/perture Cinema


The Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance supports community theater in Winston-Salem.

“Our mission is to bring community theater, hopefully a variety of community theater experiences, so different audiences can come and enjoy that. Also, to give an opportunity to local people to participate. We know we’re a community theater, but we're very determined to invest time in the show - whatever it takes - to put on something that that people are going to say, “Wow that was great!” And as you can see, we're a very intimate space. So I think our shows sort of take advantage of the fact that our audience is right there next to our our performance.” —Stephen Robinson, President of the Board of Directors, Theatre Alliance

Founded in 1982, the Stained Glass Playhouse is a converted sanctuary of the Marvin United Methodist Church. It is a small, intimate theater that sits about 90 patrons. Each year they do a four show season ranging from musicals to dramas that aligns with their community’s values and mission.

The HanesBrand Theatre anchors the Arts Council of Winston-Salem’s Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. The intimate 244 seat black box space features a variety of stage and seating configurations for theater, dance, film, and music.

If you're looking to catch up on some of the latest blockbusters, then visit The Grand Winston-Salem on University Parkway. The Grand is a cineplex that features IMAX showings, 3D screenings, and has reserved luxury seat recliners.

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