Here’s the deal. The Lumina is now part of the Acme community of businesses. Along with Atlas, our cocktail bar, The Lumina highlights our belief that great towns deserve great, local places to gather and to celebrate and to be entertained. Places that are as unique and wonderful as the community that they serve. We want The Lumina to be your movie theater. Period. For blockbusters and black comedies. And everything in between. We have brand new seats and screens and a completely reimagined concession area. Being a part of a community is a great thing. It really is; I think you know that. So, where will you be the next time you see a great movie? Let me adamantly assure you that it won’t be on your couch. So, join us. The magic of the movies awaits.
Greetings from Carrboro & The Lumina,
They’re given lots of names. Some people use flick. Others call it a show. And then there’s feature and film and, of course, motion picture. But in each case – without a doubt – we all know what they’re talking about. Movies. On a big screen. In the dark. With popcorn.
Movies thrill us. They make us laugh and cry and jump right out of our seats. Their images saturate our lives as a shared dramatic backdrop connecting friends and neighbors and generations – be it a lightsaber or a hockey mask or a certain martini. Somehow movies allow both the uncommon to feel utterly common and for the commonplace to thrum with meaning and effortlessly roar to life.
Because at the nexus of every movie is a story. That’s what Viola and Leo, the Coen brothers and Spike are doing; they’re weaving a tale – with, you know, 100 of their best friends. It can be a far-off adventure that stirs our deepest fantasies or it can be a rich drama that conjures memories of what our subtle hearts have endured. Some entertain – and well – as others fall short. But the really great movies do more than entertain; they mark us. No question. And when we walk out of the theater, that story becomes a part of the rest of our lives.
In May of 2000 the Lumina opened its doors. Since that day, whether from an invading alien force or a natural disaster or some evildoer starting a cataclysmic world war, it’s a fair guess that planet Earth has been saved and/or avenged dozens of times in those four theaters. And, needless to say, there have been countless more tales of espionage and of broken hearts and nerve-wracking cliffhangers to grace our silver screens. But through every movie – in every genre – spanning those many years, there has been a singular, common plotline. That of a proud local theater and the steadfast community that supports it. Because the Lumina wouldn’t exist without you. And everytime you walk in our door, you become a part of that very real story. And that’s a story we will continue to tell. Together. Because having a thriving local theater matters. To all of us.
So what are you waiting for? At the Lumina, it’s always a good day for a movie. Because honestly, there’s nothing like that feeling when the lights go down and the big screen comes to life. Whether you’re 5 or 105, it really doesn’t matter. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. All you need to provide is the anticipation. We’ll supply the stories and popcorn.
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme & The Lumina look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme & The Lumina