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"Made in North Carolina" movies to be shown this summer in Downtown Raleigh

Outdoor movies will be on the big screen in Downtown Raleigh for six Fridays this summer
Leigh Powell Hines

For six Fridays this summer, City Plaza in Downtown Raleigh will transform into “The living room of Raleigh” featuring films made in North Carolina on an outdoor screen.

Offering a unique summer experience, moviegoers will enjoy beloved classics and contemporary movie favorites on a large outdoor movie screen at City Plaza. To elevate the social experience, the PNC Downtown Raleigh Movie Series will provide pre-movie entertainment including live bands from the local music scene. During the show, patrons can dine on local food truck fare and sip on microbrews. This year’s made-in-North Carolina theme encompasses the event’s purpose of connecting the local community and supporting local businesses.

“Downtown Raleigh is booming, and this new movie series will not only serve the burgeoning downtown residential and professional community, but also support local merchants and retailers,” said Rebecca Quinn-Wolf , director of Client & Community Relations for PNC and DRA board member. “We are delighted to support our downtown Raleigh community through our sponsorship of this new and exciting event.”

The first event will kick off Friday, May 23 featuring the iconic romance film Dirty Dancing and pre-entertainment from award-winning rock group, Nick Driver Band. The event is free to the public.

The movie line-up is as follows: May 23: Dirty Dancing, May 30: Talladega Nights, June 6: Last of the Mohicans, June 13: Hunger Games, and June 20: Iron Man 3. The PNC Downtown Raleigh Movie Series will culminate with a special event on June 27 highlighting a collaboration with Full Frame, a Durham-based non-profit which promotes the art form of documentary film. The event will include a free screening of one of the films from this year's Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

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