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Movies in the Garden: Dreamgirls

  • Dates: September 9, 2021
  • Venue: Raleigh Little Theatre
  • Location: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Address: 301 Pogue St., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Times: 7:30pm
  • Admission: Pay what you can


Movies in the Garden is back in RLT’s Stephenson Amphitheatre! Come out September 9 for an outdoor screening of the 2006 movie adaptation of the hit musical Dreamgirls!

Rating: PG-13
Start time: 7:30 PM
Runtime: 2h, 11min

Deena (Beyoncé Knowles), Effie (Jennifer Hudson) and Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose) form a music trio called the Dreamettes. When ambitious manager Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx) spots the act at a talent show, he offers the chance of a lifetime, to be backup singers for a national star (Eddie Murphy). Taylor takes creative control of the group and eventually pushes the singers into the spotlight. However, one becomes the star, forcing another out, which teaches them about the high cost of fame.

Food trucks open at 6:30pm! Tickets on sale July 30 at noon! You are welcome to bring your own picnic and non-alcoholic drinks as well. Please see the detailed rules below regarding what can be brought in.

The movie will be screened outside to an audience of up to 300 guests in the Stephenson Amphitheatre. Tickets are general admission and sold at pay-what-you-can pricing. Some seating rows will be marked off to encourage social distancing between parties. A ticket is required for all patrons, regardless of age. Masks will not be required when seated but are suggested in outdoor common spaces and required indoors. It is recommended that unvaccinated attendees wear a mask at all times.