at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center

documentaries, indies, foreign films, classics, and more

on the big screen with 5.1 surround sound



Read Lawrence Toppman’s article about Studio-C Cinema in the Charlotte Observer




mrturner_posterwebFri, Sat July 31, Aug 1   7:00 pm

Sun Aug 2   3:00 pm

Indie Historical Drama- Director, Mike Leigh

2014 UK

149  minutes (R)



2015 Academy Awards- Nominated for 4 Oscars
Cannes Film Festival

Toronto Int. Film Festival

Telluride Film Festival



“Spall’s performance almost defies description.” – Newsday

“Astute viewers will see a cinematic landscape bloom.”– St. Louis Post

“One of the most rhapsodic films you may ever see.” – Boston Globe


About the Film:

 MR. TURNER explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851).


Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea.


Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.





shermansmarch posterFri, Sat  Aug 21, 22   7:00 pm

Sun Aug 23   3:00 pm

Personal Documentary – Director,  Ross McElwee

1985 USA   157  minutes  (plus intermission)


Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival

Selected by the Library of Congress for Preservation in the National Film Registry





“McElwee is a film maker-anthropologist with a rare appreciation for the eccentric details of our edgy civilization” — Vincent Canby, New York Times


Ross McElwee is a modern master of cinema vérité — rough, real-life documentary filmmaking that seeks to expose a subject’s soul. — Austin Chronicle


 Sherman’s March is a tremendously original work, and, in fact, may be the first overtly subjective documentary of its kind.  — Karen Cooper, Sundance Institute


Ross McElwee grew up in North Carolina in the 1960-70s, making backyard home movies.  He sets out to make a documentary about the lingering effects of General Sherman’s march of destruction through the South during the Civil War, but is continually sidetracked by women who come and go in his life, his recurring dreams of nuclear holocaust, and Burt Reynolds.  McElwee has been taching filmmaking at Harvard since 1986.


SHERMAN’S MARCH is credited as the first film in the style of  “personal documentary,”  where the filmmaker is the subject, which results in many strange, hilarious, and profound insights about the intersection of the creative process and real life.  It is a priceless portrait of  the shifts in Southern Culture in the 1980s.










-SATURDAY AND SUNDAY EVENING FILMS- doors open at 6:15 pm for complimentary wine and cheese reception.

Screenings begin at 7:00 pm.  Informal discussion follows films.


Tickets :  

$9.00   General admission     Students  $6.00

Special Events Priced Separately
($1.00 additional fee for payment by credit and debit card)
(7.25% NC sales tax additional)




Studio-C Cinema has moved its primary screening space to The Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius, North Carolina.  After a successful fifteen month partnership with The Cornelius Art Center, we agreed that our rapid growth could not be effectively accommodated in their multi-pupose art studio.


As a finished theater, The Warehouse meets our technical needs of good sight lines, comfortable new seating, good acoustics, fully controllable lighting, and efficiencies gained in a permanent, single-purpose theater space.




  • Studio C Cinema c/o The Warehouse PAC
    9216-A Westmoreland Rd. Cornelius, NC 28031  

  • Studio-C Cinema phone:  704-996-7724




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Is there a membership fee?   No.  Every screening is open to the public.


Do I need a subscription?   No.  All tickets are sold individually for each screening.


What about refreshments?   Complimentary wine, water and snacks are provided in part by our sponsors.  You may bring your own refreshments.


How do I buy tickets?   Our on-line tickets page accepts all credit cards.  To pay with check or cash, contact Robert Maier at 704-996-7724.  We also accept all forms of payment at the door.


 Previous Films



Shiela Alexander
Fred Gregory
Rick Itsari Stevens
Ingrid Araya
Tony Broadbent
Howard & Cheryl Prince
Allyson Ray
Laurie McLeod
Judy Arrendale
Carter and Richard McGarry
Cindy McPhail Graphic Design