Marquee on Main coming soon

Published 6:56 pm Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The 2nd-annual Marquee on Main Film Festival will take place on Jan. 12, at the historic Turnage Theatre in Washington.

The festival was moved from early November due to the impact from Hurricane Florence.

The films produced by North Carolina filmmakers or about North Carolina topics will be shown in the Palace Theatre between 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Patrons can take a dinner break in downtown Washington, then come back for improv comedy at 7 p.m. Comedy tickets are $5 at the door.

The films selected this year are suitable for adults 18 years and older. Festival films will include “Wilmington on Fire,” “Teacher of the Year,” “Little Red Pocketbook” and more!

“Teacher of the Year” is a documentary based on a true story about a real teacher trying to become a Hollywood hero.

“Little Red Pocketbook” tells the story of brave students attending the all-black Adkin High School in Kinston in 1952.

“Wilmington on Fire” is a new feature-length documentary that chronicles the Wilmington Massacre of 1898, which is considered the only successful violent overthrow of an existing government which killed and exiled many African Americans from Wilmington.

Beverages, gourmet popcorn and sweets made in North Carolina, traditional theatre treats, wine and beer are available for purchase before and during the show.

Tickets are $5 cash discount or $7 credit card or online via PayPal. Purchase tickets online at, at the Turnage Theatre or by calling 252-946-2504.

The Arts of the Pamlico’s Historic Turnage Theatre is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m., Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Debra Torrence is the executive director of Arts of the Pamlico.