Pop-Up Cinema brings movies to you!


Keep an eye out for random acts of film in your neighborhood parks, parking lots, and backyards! Cucalorus has recently acquired an impressive set of mobile projection equipment and is using it to bring free outdoor movie nights to coastal North Carolina, one sunset screening at a time. The new Cucalorus Pop-Up Cinema program kicks off its 2015 summer screening series with a free showing of Yakona on the Tidal Creek Food Cooperative lawn, Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at 7:00pm. Celebrate Earth Day with this visually stunning documentary about the San Marcos River in Texas. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and friends!


Pop-Up Cinema grew out of an initiative to provide free outdoor screenings at last year’s Surfalorus and Cucalorus film festivals. After purchasing the equipment last fall, Cucalorus has held multiple outdoor screenings including a showing of Spanish comic adaptation favorite Zip & Zap and The Marble Gang at Wilmington’s Festival Latino, the classic Flash Gordon as part of the Cucalorus 20 Dino De Laurentiis retrospective, and a collection of partygoers’ off-the-cuff rock-themed shorts made at the Cucalorus Rökgärtën Party in April. Cucalorus will continue its Pop-Up Cinema screening series with numerous events throughout Wilmington and the surrounding area, including the 4th annual Surfalorus Film Festival in the Outer Banks, NC in October 2015.

Want to impress your kid? Blow this up in your backyard.

Want to impress your kid? Blow this up in your backyard.

Itching to hold an screening of your own? Call Cucalorus! Our trained staff can set up private screenings at Jengo’s Playhouse inside our 47-seat microcinema, outdoors in Jengo’s Backyard, or anywhere your imagination takes you with our Pop-Up Cinema equipment! We will even help curate a selection of vids for your kid’s birthday celebration, friend’s bachelorette party, or pet lizard’s wedding anniversary. Call 910-343-5995 or email dan@cucalorus.org for more info.