Downton Abbey

The "upstairs" cast of "Downton Abbey"

There are several events coming up over the next few weeks at the Sunrise

The popular “Downton Abbey” is continuing to play. The film is rated PG and runs just over two hours. It’s a movie that everyone can enjoy but if you’re a real fan it brings you right back in connection with that place and those people and a whole new raft of stories packed into this two-hour movie.” Said Gareth Neame, “Downton Abbey” producer. “I’d love people to leave the theatre enriched, happy and remembering their love of ‘Downton.’”

Coming soon is the R-rated comedy-drama “Brittany Runs a Marathon.” Hilarious, outgoing and always up for a good time, New Yorker Brittany Forgler is everybody’s best friend, except for her own. At 27, her hard-partying ways, chronic underemployment and toxic relations are catching up with her. Her doctor turns down her request for Adderall and advises her to get healthy. Unable to afford a gym membership, she takes a friend’s advice and starts running.

An encore showing of “Pavarotti” is scheduled Oct. 6. at 4 p.m. This Ron Howard film examines the life of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti who gave his life to the music and a voice to the world. This cinematic event features history-making performances and intimate interviews, including never-before-seen footage. The encore showing at the Sunrise is in response to audience demand after the last showing was sold out. Seating is reserved.

On Thursday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m., “The Audience,” staring Helen Mirren. Captured live on the London Stage, ‘The Audience’ is a speculative staging of the conversations between Queen Elizabeth and 12 of her Prime Ministers. Helen Mirren won a Tony for her Broadway performance in the role. Seating is reserved.

On Sunday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. the untraditional documentary “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles” will be shown. The film includes interviews with the show’s original creators and contemporary artists Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephen Sondheim and Fran Lebowitz. The movie examines the origin story behind one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, “Fiddler on The Roof,” and its creative roots in early 1960s New York, when "tradition" was on the wane as gender roles, sexuality, race relations and religion were evolving. Seating is reserved.

A special Halloween treat is in store for theater-goers Saturday, Oct. 26, as the silent movie “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” is presented.

The 1920 movie stars John Barrymore. Based on Robert Louis Stevenson novella, Dr. Jekyll is a researcher who believes that man has two sides — one good and one evil. He experiments in separating the two, but his experiment transforms him into the evil Mr. Hyde. The event will begin with a costume and cocktail party at 6 p.m., followed by the feature film at 7 p.m. Silent movie historian Tim Lussier will introduce the film and renowned pianist Nathan Shirley will provide live piano accompaniment. The event is sponsored by Swank Coffee Shoppe and Boles Funeral Home. All seating is reserved.

The Sunrise Theater is located at 250 NW Broad St., Southern Pines. Call (910) 692-8501 or visit for further information.

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