Last updated: 2/8/2016

now showing at the Chelsea
Matinees on weekends and now also on Wednesdays

Hail Caesar!
(Rated PG-13, 105 min.) Filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood's Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum, Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.
New at the Chelsea
Monday 2/8 - Thursday 2/11
Nightly: 7:00pm, 9:15pm*
Wed 2/10 Matinee: 2:00pm, 4:20pm

Friday 2/12 - Thursday 2/18
Nightly: 7:00pm, 9:15pm*
Sat, Sun & Wed Matinees: 2:00pm, 4:20pm

No 9:15pm show on Sundays

Reviews from RT

Official Website

45 Years
(Rated R, 93 min.) There is just one week until Kate Mercer's forty-fifth wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. By the time the party is upon them, five days later, there may not be a marriage left to celebrate.
New at the Chelsea
Monday 2/8 - Thursday 2/11
Nightly: 7:10pm, 9:10pm*
Wed 2/10 Matinee: 2: 2:10pm, 4:30pm

Friday 2/12 - Thursday 2/18
Nightly: 7:10pm, 9:10pm*
Sat, Sun & Wed Matinees: 2:10pm, 4:30pm

No 9:10pm show on Sundays

Reviews from RT

Official Website


(Rated R, 118 min.) Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) spots the beautiful, elegant Carol (Cate Blanchett) perusing the doll displays in a 1950s Manhattan department store. The two women develop a fast bond that becomes a love with complicated consequences. Adaptated from the Patricia Highsmith novel "The Price of Salt." Directed by Todd Haynes.
Different showtimes starting Friday, Feb 12
Monday 2/8 - Thursday 2/11
Nightly: 6:50pm
Wed 2/10 Matinee: 2:00pm

Friday 2/12 - Thursday 2/18
Nightly: 9:00pm*
and Sat, Sun & Wed Matinees: 4:00pm

*No 9:00pm late show on Sundays

Reviews from RT
Official Website

(Rated R, 90 min.) Anomalisa is a stop-motion animated film, written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Duke Johnson and Charie Kaufman, about a man who struggles with his inability to connect with other people. Starring David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tom Noonan.
Ends Thursday, February 11
Monday 2/8 - Thursday 2/11
Nightly: 9:25pm
Wed 2/10 Matinee: 4:40pm

Reviews from RT
Official Website

Showtimes are good from Friday, February 5th thru Thursday, February 11th

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News and notes for the Chelsea:

Learn more about the Chelsea's History and Digital Conversion

We DO NOT accept credit/debit cards.

Tickets are only available the day of the show.
Box Office opens on Monday-Friday at approximately 615pm and
on Saturday & Sunday at approximately 1245pm.

Need a space to hold a meeting or class? Interested in a private screening of a film (current or otherwise) for your group? The Chelsea Theater is available for rent most Mondays thru Fridays from 9am-5pm! Call 919-929-8428 for more details during theater hours.
Gift Certificates available at the Chelsea concession counter.


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Chelsea Theater

(919) 968-3005
Timberlyne Shopping Center
1129 Weaver Dairy Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Excerpts from AOL City Guide. . .

This theater has three screens, and its mission is to provide the community with the best independent and foreign movies around. The Chelsea concessions are the gourmet junk-food fare that we have come to expect from art-house theaters (real butter popcorn, gourmet chocolates), and Cup-A-Joe is right next door for a movie caffeine burst.

The Chelsea also serves beer and wine along with its reasonably priced concessions.

From downtown Chapel Hill: Take MLK Blvd for 3 and 1/2 miles to Weaver Dairy Rd. Turn right onto Weaver Dairy Rd. You will see Timberlyne Shopping Center on your right. The theater is at the far left end of Timberlyne.
From Durham, Raleigh, Cary: Take I-40 West. Exit at Highway 86 (Exit #266). Turn left off the exit ramp. Turn left at the 4th stoplight onto Weaver Dairy Rd. You will see Timberlyne Shopping Center on your right. The theater is at the far left end of Timberlyne.

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for the CHELSEA

Friday, February 12      
(Not Rated, 100 min.) In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination. Best Foreign Film Oscar Nominee.
Returns to the Chelsea on Friday, February 12
Friday 2/12 - Thursday 2/18
Nightly: 6:50pm
and Sat, Sun & Wed Matinees: 1:50pm

Reviews from RT

Official Website

ONLY Sunday, Mar 27
and Wednesday, Mar 30
at 2pm    
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
(Not Rated, 127 min.) Puccini’s melodrama about a volatile diva, a sadistic police chief, and an idealistic artist has offended and thrilled audiences for more than a century.

From the 2014 at Opéra Royale de Wallonie.
Opera in 3 acts

Opens at the Chelsea on Sunday, Jan 24
LIMITED Engagement with ONLY 2 shows

Sunday 3/27: 2:00pm
Wednesday 3/30: 2:00pm

Tickets $15 in Advance; $20 at the Door
Available at the Chelsea Concession Counter during Theater Hours

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Opening Dates are tentative and subject to change
Links are to the Films' Official Websites (if available)

Friday, February 12


Sunday, March 27
Wednesday, March 30


Coming Soon

Recent Films Played at the Chelsea


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