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  mins (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


 tony_broadbentBritish novelist, cultural historian and current Davidson resident, Tony Broadbent  will introduce the film and lead a Q&A after.





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.




Indie Night Sci-fi 2014

Indie Night

Tue Aug 11  7:00 pm

Independent Sci-Fi
2014/ U.S.A./ 89 mins/ Unrated


Gotham Independent Film Awards Nominee

Fantastic Film Fest Selection


Coherence’s brilliance comes from forcing the question of whether we truly know what we’re capable of.
— Filmink Australia


This low-cost thriller proves that something approaching brilliance is not just a function of budget   –Ft. Worth Star-Telegram


Scrape away the sci-fi trappings and this emerges as a caustic, closely observed drama about some narcissistic California types with obvious tensions in their lives that are only heightened when normal routines are disrupted.   — The Independent (UK)


About the Film

On the night of an astrological anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events.  Part cerebral sci-fi and part relationship drama, COHERENCE is a tightly focused, intimately shot film that quickly ratchets up with tension and mystery.



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


 About the Film

Ross McElwee grew up in  Charlotte, North Carolina in the 1960-70s, making backyard home movies of family and freinds as a hobby/obsession, much to the chagrin of his father, a highly respected local surgeon, who had hoped Ross would go to medical school, like his older brother.

Ross kicked around local TV stations filming news for a while. He then obtained a grant to make a documentary about the lingering effects of General Sherman’s march of destruction through the South during the Civil War.  However, he is continually sidetracked by women who come and go in his life, his recurring dreams of nuclear holocaust, and Burt Reynolds.


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.


To the assumed relief of his parents, McElwee has been teaching film making at Harvard since 1986, and this and a dozen other films has made him one of the seminal documentary filmmakers of our era.






Fri, Sat  Oct 1,2   7:00 pm

Sun Oct 3   3:00 pm

Comedy (darkish, adult, hysterical)
2015/ Sweden/ 130 mins

(English & Swedish w/ English Subtitles)

(more info and ticket information coming soon)
















-FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AND EVENING FILMS- doors open at 6:15 pm for complimentary wine and cheese reception.  Screenings begin at 7:00 pm.  Informal discussion follows films.

-SUNDAY AFTERNOON films doors open at 2:15 pm for complimentary wine and cheese reception.  Screenings begin at 3:00 pm.  Informal discussion follows films.  $9.00   General admission     Students  $6.00

-TUESDAY INDIE NIGHT  doors open at 6:15 pm.  Complimentary wine & craft beer.  Screenings begin at 7:00 pm  $7.00 General admission       Students $5.00


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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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.


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