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Mariners’ Wharf Film Festival 2024

Mariners’ Wharf Film Festival 2024

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - Tuesday, July 30, 2024
8:30 PM

Relive the drive-in movie experience— minus the car — with Elizabeth City’s beautiful waterfront at Mariners’ Wharf Park as the backdrop. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and relax!

Enjoy a classic movie shown outdoors on a large screen while relaxing in a lawn chair or on a blanket at Mariners' Wharf Park on our beautiful downtown waterfront!

The Film Festival is every Tuesday evening for eight weeks from June 4th through July 23th. Movies start at 8:30 pm or Dusk (whichever is earlier).

Have dinner in one of our downtown restaurants or pubs prior to the movie or bring a picnic to the park to enjoy. Authentic movie theater popcorn, concessions, and drinks available for purchase during the movie. Sponsorship opportunities and/or preview ads available for purchase.

Note: Weather in the form of wind and/or ran may affect the movie screenings. Rain date is July 30. ECDI and RCE Theaters may make last minute changes/substitutions if deemed necessary.

For more information, visit:

June 4, 2024
Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes*, 2023
Rating: Not Rated
Run Time: 120 minutes (2 hours)
Genre: Documentary
Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes explores the life and music of the legendary drummer, bandleader and social activist --a remarkable series of creative peaks, personal struggles and reinventions--from Jim Crow to the Civil Rights years, from the heady days of post-war modern jazz to hip hop and beyond.
Directed by: Sam Pollard and Ben Shapiro.

June 11, 2024
Woman in Gold, 2015
Rating: PG-13
Run time: 109 minutes (1 hour, 49 minutes)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Sixty years after fleeing Vienna, Maria Altmann, an elderly Jewish woman, attempts to reclaim family possessions that were seized by the Nazis. Among them is a famous portrait of Maria's beloved Aunt Adele: Gustave Klimt's "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I." With the help of young lawyer Randy Schoeberg, Maria embarks upon a lengthy legal battle to recover this painting and several others, but it will not be easy, for Austria considers the artwork a national treasure.
Cast: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes, Tatiana Maslany

June 18, 2024
The Odd Life of Timothy Green, 2012
Rating: PG
Run Time: 105 Minutes (1 hour 45 minutes)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
A married couple, resigned to being childless, dream up their ideal child and write the child’s characteristics on a notepad and bury those wishes in a wooden box in their backyard garden. After a thunderstorm, a young Timothy Green appears. Timothy is a magical pre-adolescent boy whose personality and naïveté have profound effects on the people in his town. He brightens the lives of all he encounters in this charming family fantasy.
Cast: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams, Odeya Rush

June 25, 2024
A Most Beautiful Thing, 2020
Rating: PG
Run Time: 95 minutes (1 hour, 35 minutes)
Genre: Documentary, Sport
A Most Beautiful Thing follows the story of the first African American public high school rowing team in the United States. Formed in the 1990s at Manley High School and based in Chicago's West Side, the team was made up of young men, many of whom were members of rival gangs.

Reuniting after 20 years, the team gets back on the water to prepare to race in the 2019 Chicago Sprints, the largest rowing regatta in the Midwest. In the process, Arshay Cooper, the team's captain, takes inspiration from the past and reaches out to the Chicago Police Department to show that rowing can bring even people with the most disparate of backgrounds together.

A Most Beautiful Thing features interviews with former US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Olympic coach Mike Teti, Olympic rower David Banks, and Olympic International Committee Member Anita DeFrantz. Fifty percent of the film’s profits were donated to support inclusion efforts within the sport of rowing as well as trauma research and social justice initiatives.
Mild violence, language
Cast: Narrated by: Common;

July 2, 2024
Edward Scissorhands, 1990
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 105 minutes (1 hour, 45 minutes)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American gothic romantic fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. It was produced by Burton and Denise Di Novi, written by Caroline Thompson from a story by her. It tells the story of the solitary life of an unfinished artificial humanoid who has scissor blades instead of hands. The unfinished Edward is taken in by a suburban family and falls in love with their teenage daughter.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Weist, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker, Vincent Price, Alan Arkin

July 9, 2024
The Electric Life of Louis Wain, 2021
Rating: PG-13
Run time: 111 minutes (1 hour, 51 minutes)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
The true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain, whose playful, psychedelic pictures transformed the public's perception of cats forever. Set in the early 1900s, we follow Wain as he seeks to unlock the "electrical" mysteries of the world and, in so doing, to better understand his own life and the profound love he shared with his wife Emily Richardson.
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones

July 16, 2024
Yesterday, 2019
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 116 minutes (1 hour, 56 minutes)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Yesterday is a 2019 musical romantic comedy film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Richard Curtis. The film tells the story of Jack Malik, a struggling musician who wakes up in a world where The Beatles never existed. Jack becomes an overnight sensation by performing The Beatles’ songs as if they were his own.
Cast: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Joel Fry, Ed Sheeran, Kate McKinnon

July 23, 2024
Hidden Figures, 2016
Rating: PG
Run Time: 127 minutes (2 hours, 7 minutes)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
"Hidden Figures" is a movie based on the true story of three African-American women, Katherine Jonson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, who worked at NASA and served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn. The women were known as "human computers" and were tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. The movie celebrates the incredible achievements of African-American women in NASA, inspiring future generations to pursue careers in STEM fields and defy societal expectations.
Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons

July 30, 2024
*Special Event – Live Music with Lucky 757 & Screening of the surfing documentary “The Endless Summer” to celebrate Museum of the Albemarle’s surfing exhibition, which opens on July 13th, and the 60th anniversary of the original release of the movie.
Concert: 6-8:00 pm; Moving screening: 8:30 pm; Surfing and vintage activities
The Endless Summer, 1966
Rating: NR
Run Time: 95 minutes (1 hour, 35 minutes)
Genre: Documentary, Sport
“On any day of the year, it’s summer somewhere in the world.” This Bruce Brown documentary highlights the adventures of two young American surfers, Robert August and Mike Hynson, who follow this everlasting summer around the world. Their unique expedition takes them to Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Hawaii, and California. Share their experiences as they search the world for that perfect wave which may be forming over the next Horizon.
*In case of rain, this night’s activities will be held at Museum of the Albemarle


EC-PC Parks & Recreation Kidz Flix movies
June 21, 8:00 pm, Migration
July 19, 8:00 pm, Kung Fu Panda 4
August 16, 8:00 pm Wonka

Mariners' Wharf Park
202 South Water Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

For more information visit our website.

Contact Information
(252) 338-4104

Admission: Free Admission

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