If you want to see a movie in Greensboro, NC you have plenty of great theaters at your disposal. The best theater for you will depend on what you want to see, and where in town you’re located. Here are a few of the best in the area to catch the next big blockbuster:
3205 Northline Ave
Greensboro NC 27408
Located in the Friendly Shopping Center, the Greensboro Grande is one of the best theaters in the area. The theater has sixteen different screens two of which are absolutely humongous. They get a lot of the big named films, and will allow movie goers to purchase tickets two weeks in advance at the box office, as well as online and through a small machine inside the lobby. The staff is primarily college aged student due to the theaters proximity to UNCG, Greensboro, and Guilford College. The theater is located in the friendly shopping center so you have plenty of dining options walking distance from the theater, as well as several shops if you want to make a day of your trip. A Starbucks is located in the exact same parking lot as well, so you can grab a cup of coffee before or after the show. With big movie releases parking can be difficult, so plan to get to the show early to find a space.
1305 Battleground Ave
Greensboro, NC 27408
The Carousel is the Grande’s main competition. Both theaters were built around the same time, in around the same area, so they can never play the same movies. Despite their similar build time, the Carousel has quickly begun to look run down. I think this may have something to do with the crowd who see movies there, which are primarily teenagers. The few times I’ve been recently there have been quite a few “unruly” people there which in some cases have made me fear for my personal safety. This theater also has a tendency to smell like a restroom. You can however get alcohol here, if you are seeing a movie in a smaller theater (which is always a plus), and there is always plenty of parking.
2822 Koger Blvd
Greensboro NC 27407
The Carmike is a great theater for visitors to the area. Unfortunately the movie theater is located in a rather obscure place so it’s hard for newcomers to find. It is located right off Wendover Avenue, which is an exit off 40. The theater however requires you to turn down a street, and then turn into an office park, where the theater is located. You can’t see the theater from the road, and it doesn’t look like you’re going the right way. This theater is great for people who are coming from out of town just because of how close it is to the highway, they get every single new big movie, so you can catch everything you want to see here. If you plan on visiting the Carmike give them a call beforehand to get directions so you don’t get lost on your way.