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Movies Under the Stars Blasts Off!

Let the stars guide your family to a free movie with popcorn on Thursday nights this summer!

The Town of Chapel Hill and Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership are excited to announce the return of Movies Under the Stars - a free outdoor summer movie series on the Wallace Plaza in Downtown Chapel Hill.

The series kicks-off on June 7th, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. with Spiderman: Homecoming.  Get there early for the best spot and a chance to win Superhero Trivia. Moviegoers of all ages will enjoy free popcorn and fun activities with cotton candy and cold treats to purchase.
Movies Under The Stars
Thursday, June 7 at 7:00 PM

Wallace Plaza, 150 E. Rosemary Street
Parking is easier than ever in Downtown Chapel Hill! 
Visit to find out where to park. Or, use our fare-free bus system for your next visit to Franklin Street.

Fridays on the Front Porch at The Carolina Inn
Friday, June 1 at 5:00 PM

Fridays on the Front Porch (FOFP) is a popular end-of-the-work-week celebration in Chapel Hill, NC. Big Fat Gap will be performing. Relax on the shady front porch while enjoying delicious fare provided by SoomSoom Pita Pocket and Wandering Moose.
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Star Families: Survival Skills Using the Sky at Morehead
Saturday, June 2 at 3:30 PM

Prepare for summer camping trips by learning how the sky provides you with a compass, clock and calendar! The Star Families series is designed for children (ages 7-12) accompanied by their families.
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Fish Fry & SnoBalls at Imbibe
Sunday, June 3 at 12:00 PM

Chow down at this monthly fish/chicken fry out the front window of Imbibe. Bring cash, because this low-key event only offers outdoor seating and a $10 box of fried fish or chicken tenders, fries, slaw, and a soda. Plus snoballs. 
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Target - UNC Franklin Street 
Now Open Until Midnight

Target on Franklin Street, located in Carolina Square, has expanded their hours and is now open until midnight.
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Open Mic Gatherings at Zog's
Tuesday, June 5 at 8:45 PM

This regular opportunity offers female comedians a chance to get together, talk comedy, give and get advice. Positive, useful, feedback for new comedians available by request.
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Carolina Science Cafe: "GenX and Your Drinking Water" 
at Back Bar 

Wednesday, June 6 at 6:00 PM

GenX got a lot of press in the last year for its presence in drinking water in the Wilmington, NC area. Come hear the story about the impacts for the Cape Fear watershed.
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Triangle Emerging Arts Leaders (TEAL) at The Crunkleton
Thursday, June 7 at 5:30 PM

Triangle Emerging Arts Leaders is a gathering place for artists, arts administrators, arts business leaders to learn, share, network and have fun.
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The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership brings together the resources of the Town, University and downtown community to maintain, enhance and promote downtown as the social, cultural, and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development.