Last updated: 3/2/2015

now showing at the Chelsea
Matinees on weekends only.

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(Rated PG-13, 97 min.)
Not far from the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, proud cattle herder Kidane (Ibrahim Ahmed aka Pino) lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima (Toulou Kiki), his daughter Toya (Layla Walet Mohamed), and Issan (Mehdi Ag Mohamed), their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes abruptly in this stunningly rendered film from a master of world cinema.
New at the Chelsea
Ends Thursday, March 5
Monday 3/2- Thursday 3/5:
Nightly: 6:50pm, 9:00pm

Reviews from RT
Official Website

Still Alice
(Rated PG-13, 99 min.)
Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring.
Different showtimes starting Friday, Mar 6
Monday 3/2- Thursday 3/5:
Nightly: 7:00pm, 9:10pm

Friday 3/6- Thursday 3/12:

Fri (3/6): 9:15pm
Sat (3/7):
Sun (3/8): 7:00pm
Mon (3/9): 7:00pm, 9:10pm
Tue (3/10): 7:00pm, 9:10pm
Wed (3/11): 7:00pm, 9:10pm
Thu (3/12): 7:00pm, 9:10pm

Reviews from RT
Official Website


Mr Turner
(Rated R, 149 min.)
This film explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.
Different showtimes starting Friday, Mar 6

Monday 3/2- Thursday 3/5:
Nightly: 7:10pm

Friday 3/6- Thursday 3/12:
Nightly: 7:10pm
and also Sat & Sun Matinees: 2:15pm

Reviews from RT
Official Website



Showtimes are good from Friday, February 27th thru Thursday, March 5th

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News and notes for the Chelsea:

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.

Enjoy our Award-Winning Concessions

Best Movie Snack Bar
from the Independent Weekly


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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, March 6      

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
(Rated PG)
THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it's making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone's secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.
Opens at the Chelsea on Friday, March 6
Friday 3/6- Thursday 3/12:

Fri (3/6): 6:50pm, 7:00pm, 9:20pm
Sat (3/7):
1:50pm, 2:00pm, 4:20pm, 6:50pm
Sun (3/8): 1:50pm, 2:00pm, 4:20pm, 6:50pm
Mon (3/9): 6:50pm, 9:20pm
Tue (3/10): 6:50pm, 9:20pm
Wed (3/11): 6:50pm, 9:20pm
Thu (3/12): 6:50pm, 9:20pm

Reviews from RT

Official Website


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

Friday, March 6 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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