440 Griffith Road
Charlotte, NC 28217
Phone: (704) 525-0747
Fax: (704) 522-0968
An interesting arty exterior and pretty old-world interior beckons you to Park Terrace 6. Delighting cinema-goers since 1964, and now converted into a multiplex, it is part of the Regal Entertainment cinema chain. Six screens, disabled access and listening devices are some of the services offered here. Check the website for film schedules, ticket information and more.
Bowling at George Pappas is always a fun thing to do in South Charlotte. Opened by PGA professional, George Pappas in 1958, the place offers bowling facilities, video games, a shop and a restaurant. Socials, birthday parties, league games, and more happen here. In fact, the league games are a huge affair here. On the food front, find barbecues, burgers, onion rings, wine and beers. Visitors can also opt for "Lunch and Bowl" on weekdays.
In the mood for a movie? Hop down to the Ayrsley Grand Cinemas 14 which offers its visitors 14 hi-tech auditoriums. Enjoy the crystal clear picture and sound quality at this venue. Pick up a snack and sink into your seat as the latest movies explode onto your screen. This theater is also available for rent and for fund raisers. Call or check the website for film timings, online ticket information, discounts and other details.
Enjoy a glass of wine and the company of friends while expressing your artistic side. You can bring food and drinks while an experienced instructor helps you create your own masterpiece to take home. You can find a theme to fit your taste, such as paint your pet, Van Gogh, or spring time. The studio will provide everything you need to paint, including a blank canvas, apron, and brushes. All you need to focus on is having fun!
If it is a Hollywood blockbuster, it must be showing at the Carolina Pavilion 22. The 22 large screens of this multiplex offer a wide range of entertainment to the movie fanatics of the city. Big, cozy seats and a digital sound system add up to the perfect movie experience. Come weekend and long queues assemble at the ticket booth. Call for a movie schedule instead, and book tickets online. Check the website for admission details.
The Tremont Music Hall is a hot spot for popular rock and alternative music concerts. The venue can hold up to 1,000 people but maintains a very informal atmosphere with no seats more than 50 feet from the band. It books only original groups playing (among others) Modern Rock, Indie Rock, Punk, Metal, or Roots Rock. Also available within the Tremont is The Casbah, an even more intimate setting that features local and regional musicians. They are open every Friday and Saturday and also during the week as bookings are scheduled. Listings are available on the website.
Dana Auditorium holds musical shows put up by popular artistes who are brought to perform at Dana by a fund-raising organization, called the Friends of Music. Beethoven fans can let themselves savor every note as an audio treat here, for Beethoven, Mozart, Prokofiev and Dohnanyi are some of the usual music that is played in the auditorium. Opera lovers can enjoy an emotional music-full of opera performed during spring time. Dana paves a great way to relish good music at low price.
Placed in front of the Park Road Shopping Centre, Amos' Southend attracts the young and single crowd of Charlotte to its wild dancing space and impressive bar. Local bands perform live at this venue almost every night. If you can't withstand all the smoke and noise, move towards the cozy balcony on the second floor, make yourself comfortable on one of the overstuffed sofas and sip on your favorite drink. Service is quick and friendly, but you might have to scream to make yourself heard.
The Big Chill invites party lovers of Charlotte to unlimited music and fun. Barge in with your friends and let yourself loose in the bar's chilled out atmosphere. Catch up with old friends over a few drinks or shake a leg with your hot date. The bar's local band plays retro music every Friday and Saturday night. So reserve some space if you want to treat some special buddies.
If you are bored with run-of-the-mill Hollywood potboilers, head over to the Regal Manor Twin. This theater, a part of the reputed Regal Entertainment Group, largely screens diverse films from festivals, foreign productions and arty fare. Enjoy the old world ambiance here while you indulge your celluloid-hungry self. Call or check the website for schedules, ticket information and more.
Theatre Charlotte was initially known as The Little Theatre and has existed since 1927. The goal is to create “theater relevant to the people of Charlotte”. The theater is looked after by volunteers except for three employees responsible for sales. They have two stages – the Main stage for well known performances and Stage 501 for emerging talents. Past productions include The Heidi Chronicles and The Diary of Anne Frank.
Located uptown, this is a contemporary theater that stages a variety of plays for the audiences of the city—dramas handling social issues, hoarse comedies, and soul-stirring musicals. The 199-seat venue maintains its standards by hiring professional actors from the Actor's Equity Association and employing top-notch production values. Log on to the website for tickets and this season's new productions.