Conventional wisdom advises that habits are ingrained after 21 days of repetition. If that theory holds true, then the eat~play~shop local habit requires time and effort to develop. Each month I’ll share “21 Days” of some event, place or organization in the Triangle, enabling (and I mean that in the most positive sense possible) your inner Localista to come out and join us. This month it’s all about making time to play, at local sports facilities, live music venues, indie movie theaters and fun places and spaces all around the Triangle.
We have our fair share of art house/indie movie theaters in the Triangle (but hey, we could always use a couple more IMHO). But sometimes it’s fun to catch a first run Summer blockbuster, though oy battling mall crowds can be nerve racking. That’s where Chapel Hill’s The Lumina comes in. Nestled in cozy Southern Village, this locally owned, independent theater is just the ticket for first run films shown in an all digital format. With five screens in the theater there’s usually a film to suit anyone’s taste and with local Carolina Brewery beers available at the bar inside, there’s even more incentive to join your friends for a movie date.
The Lumina also offers a couple of special Summer series too, PG-rated movies for the Summer Kids Series (shown on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings) and outdoor films (in 35mm format) on the green at Southern Village on Friday and/or Saturday nights (around 8:30 pm, weather permitting). You can find information about the outdoor movie series on The Lumina’s Facebook page or Twitter feed. This weekend’s outdoor movie is “X-Men: Days of Future Past” just in case you were interested. Tickets to shows can be purchased via The Lumina website in advance or in person at the box office (credit cards accepted). Oh and college students, you get a special deal on Wednesdays ($6 ticket prices all day long) – aren’t you the lucky ones. 😉