About Jengo's Playhouse

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Jengo's Playhouse is a pastel painted micro-cinema and central headquarters for the Cucalorus Film Festival. This quirky hot-spot is a multi-media arts facility located on 815 Princess St. in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. An ingeniously redeveloped prefab metal building nestled in the city's historic district, Jengo's is one of six buildings belonging to a burgeoning artistic compound located in Wilmington's Soda Pop District, an area known for a scattered collection of creative entrepreneurs - from the homebaked Folks Cafe to the agricultural invention machine The Full Belly Project. Just down the block lies the old Coca-Cola Bottling Factory, giving the district it's uniquely appropriate nickname.

Jengo's Playhouse contains six working artist studios occupied by filmmakers, painters, sculptors and anchored by the headquarters of the Cucalorus Film Festival. The centerpiece of the facility is a 52-seat micro-cinema used by local filmmakers for private premiers and by many local non-profits as a meeting space and alternative venue.

To book Jengo's for you next event, please fill out our rental application. Contact Tommy, our Development and Operations guru, for more information at development@cucalorus.org

Having trouble finding us? Take a glance at our Jengo's map. We're at:

815 Princess St.
Wilmington, NC 28401

top photo by Ethan M. Sigmon

Upcoming Events @ Jengo's


Wilmington Indie Meetup with UNC-TV and SDF • Wednesday, April 8th, 6:30 PM

UNC-TV is in the midst of an intensive study of its future direction, which includes a new emphasis on increasing original content across UNC-TV’s platforms. In conjunction with the Southern Documentary Fund, UNC-TV has embarked on a listening tour around the state to talk directly with North Carolina media makers about building successful collaborations with independent television/film producers. Come to Jengo's and voice your ideas on how to make these collaborations happen. Reception starts at 6:30pm, meeting kicks off at 7pm.

RSVP to info@southerndocumentaryfund.org if you plan to attend.  For more info, click here


Rökgärtën Party • Saturday, April 11th, 2:00 PM

Rock out with your rocks out at this alterna-Azalea Fest all-day jam.  Get away from the downtown crowds and chill out in Jengo's Backyard. Free! For more info clicky click onto our blog.


Spring Dance-a-lorus Work & Wine Party • Saturday, April 25, 2:00 to 5:00 PM

Calling any artists interested in being a part of the Cucalorus dance program! Dig deep into the history of Dance-a-lorus and get your brains dipped into the world of artistic collaborations. We'll hear from previous Dance-a-lorus artists and then break out into Collaboratories to develop your new ideas. Snacks and wine sampling from A Tasting Room will finish off the day.

RSVP to dance@cucalorus.org.