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Free Showing of Finding Nemo This Week!

LOCALLY GROWN Free Movie this Thursday in Downtown Chapel Hill!

Cool summer nights come alive every Thursday evening until August 29, atop the Wallace Deck, 150 East Rosemary Street in Downtown Chapel Hill. Visit for details. Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter


Starting at 8PM join us for kids games and activities on Wallace Plaza. Pre-show will be a family friendly Finding Nemo scavenger hunt as well as crafts for the smaller children. Gather clues to find prizes!

Free popcorn for all while supplies last; and Ben & Jerry's will be selling delicious ice cream to keep you cool! Movie nights start with film shorts created by local award-winning filmmaker Nic Beery; of  Beery Media and founder of the Carrboro Film Festival.


The movies start at sundown-ish (approx. 9PM) so bring a chair or blanket, get dinner from a downtown restaurant and have a picnic dinner under the stars. Discount parking tokens for movie goers provided by Town of Chapel Hill's Parking Services. 


The plaza is on top of the Wallace Parking Deck, car entrance off of Rosemary Street. For all downtown parking options visit But why not bike-in to the movie? There's plenty of bike parking space...and it's free! 

MOVIE NEXT WEEK: Thursday, August 22 - Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960)This will be the third year in a row we've shown a Hitchcock movie at Locally Grown and done trivia -- the competition is getting fierce! Trivia teams are welcome so bring a friend - but only the smart ones.  Trivia will be based on the movie, modern crime television, modern psychology, and about those who followed in the footsteps of Hitchcock.
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The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is working to bring the resources of the Town, University and downtown community together to maintain, enhance and promote downtown as the social, cultural, and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development. Contact Meg McGurk at 919-967-9440 or   
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