Raleighwood PREMIEREs NEW, Updated Website!

Check out our new website design, PREMIERING today.     Easier to load, easier to read, easier to navigate.  All the info you need about us at your fingertips. Movie dates and times, special events, special screenings, info on menu and daily menu specials.

We are continually updating and upgrading.  we recently upgraded to a digital projection system.   We are in the process of replacing our chairs with new ones.  Raleighwood continues to strive to give you, our customers, the absolute best time at the movies.  Great sound and picture, new chairs, a fantastic menu with something for everyone, even some gluten-free items (ask your wait staff).  Our homemade desserts are proving to be award-winning and extremely popular.

Remember – everyone LOVES movies and food…gift or stocking stuffer idea – a Raleighwood Gift Certificate.  “One size fits all, never the wrong color or size.”

Raleighwood is the perfect place to entertain out-of-town guests, or your own family during the holidays.  Special discounted afternoon family matinees, 4 shows nightly.  Sing up for our e-newsletter, and get the previews for movies coming before they are listed!

Mobile website version coming in the next couple of weeks.

And thinking ahead to 2015, we do a super buffet event on Sunday February 1st.  35 foot buffet.  Watch all the action of the day’s game on the big screen.  Pick your seat, reserved numbered seating available.  Visit website or call for more info.

Annual Academy Awards Gala, Sunday night, February 22nd.  Free Admission.  Prizes, Movie Star look-alike and movie characters.

2015 plans include comedy nights, more special movie screening from local, independent film makers and some other fun events are in the works too.

Did Flight scare you off flying?

FlightDenzelSaw FLIGHT with Denzel Washington, who is nominated for a Best Actor Oscar – a great portrayal of a not so perfect man, an airline pilot who is caught for his lifestyle mistakes when he saves a plane and nearly all its passengers from a certain death. When an investigation is carried out to look into the details of the crash, Whip’s troubling lifestyle begins to surface.

Along with a great supporting cast, this is a throw back to the in-depth characters and semi-heroes of some of the all time great movies.  Nothing is all good or all bad.

Word of warning, this movie is not for kids, not only are the actual flight  and crash scenes scary, the language, nudity and overall subject matter, although it teaches an important lesson, is really not for kids or families to watch together. I cringed in quite a few places.

Did you see it?  Tell us your impressions.   Does Denzel deserve the Oscar, or WHO do you think does?

And the big question this movies leaves us with, is – did Flight scare you off flying?!

Now at Raleighwood. Check website for showtimes and other current movies.

Want to be a Star at the “Oscars” ?

OscarWebSmlWe are looking for people bearing a striking resemblance to a movie star (past or present) or can dress like a character from a movie to attend our Annual Aacademy Awards Gala as an “A-List” VIP.  If you, or someone you know, fits the role, email a photo in “character” along with contact info (name, phone, email by Feb 19th) to SpecialEvents@RaleighwoodMovies.com.  Winners will be notified and invited to receive “A-List” treatment at the gala and be seated in a special VIP section along with some additional “perks.”  Walk the red carpet, be available for photos by “papparazzi” and pose for photos with “fans.”    So if you have always been told “you look just like……”  this is your chance to Shine and get Star treatment —  at Raleighwood’s 13th Annual Academy Awards Gala.

Even if you are not pre-picked to attend as a VIP, be sure to come in costume and enter the contest. There will be Grand Prize packages for the audience favorite and best dressed star or character look-alike; including tickets to NC Symphony, NC Theater, Hair or Nail Salon services, gift certificates, movie memorabilia,  and more.

Movie Star and Character look-alike contest, appearance by members of the Star Wars Carolina Garrison, trivia contests, pick the Oscar winners, rate the Oscar fashions, and more will make this a grand event.

Pick the Oscar Winner in the top 6 Academy Awards categories for chance to win prizes including DVD box sets, movie memorabilia, gift baskets and certificates, and more from local area restaurants and businesses.

Sunday, February 24, 2013.  Doors will open 7pm.  Admission is Free.  Come dressed up, in costume, or casual. This is one of our most well-attended, fun and glamorous events. For more info  visit www.RaleighwoodMovies.com
Click thru to Special Events page. Check out the pictures of past events too.

We will be showing the awards on the giant 35 foot screen, the regular menu will be available for purchase, including casual food, beer, wine, and champagne. Admission is FREE.  Doors open at 7 pm.

THIS is THE Event everyone talks about all year – Raleighwood’s answer to Hollywood’s most exciting night, come on out and enjoy the Oscars with other movie buffs.

The BIG Game on the BIG Screen

49rshelmetravenrtIt’s the SF 49ers v the Baltimore Ravens for SuperBowl. Sunday, February 3rd. Should be a great game.

Watch it  on the BIG 35 Ft Screen, in comfort on padded swivel seats at table or counters – HUGE 35 foot long buffet including our famous Hot Wings, Nachos, Chili, Cheese and sides, Hot Dogs, Deli Platters, Salads, and so much more.  LET US DO THE WORK so you can enjoy the game.

Visit Raleighwood Website for more information, prices, time on individual tickets…. or you can stop in at Raleighwood, or call business office (919-847-8370).

Have a large GROUP of 12 or more people?  Theater #2 package available for groups of 12 or more people.  $25pp  includes unlimited hot & cold buffet throughout the game, soft drinks and tax.  CALL 919-846-8330 for LARGE GROUPS ONLY.

Rise of the Guardian Trivia

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Golden Globe Award Nominated “Best of the Year” animated children’s adventure tells the story of a group of heroes – each with extraordinary abilities. They join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world

Did you know – that Leonardo DiCaprio was originally set to voice Jack Frost, but dropped out of the film during pre-production.

Christopher Lee, Dwayne Johnson, Natalie Portman, Hugh Laurie, and Ian McShane were all rumored to be involved at various points of production.

Now playing at Raleighwood – a perfect family movie.  No fuss for you, a movie and meal you can all enjoy together.  Check RALEIGHWOOD website for showtimes, other movies and schedule, and daily menu specials.  Try one of our signature homemade desserts, or an ice cream sundae – this warm weather begs for ice cream!

The Guilt Trip, two-fold???

The Guilt TripThe Paramount marketing department were so certain that Barbra Streisand would gain a Golden Globe nomination for her performance, that not only did they put out an ad congratulating her victory, but posted it online moments before the nominations were announced, only to be swiftly pulled when Streisand ended up without the nod. So who’s on a guilt trip now?

? Oscar – Hello….Gorgeous??!

If you saw it, let us know what you thought of the movie and Streisand’s performance.  For those who have not see it, or want to enjoy it again, THE GUILT TRIP starts FRIDAY at Raleighwood!

We are looking forward to it – Streisand is usually good in comedic roles, and it should be nice to see her back on the big screen.

So eat, drink and watch a movie..no mess, no fuss for you at Raleighwood.

Check WEBSITE for showtimes, daily menu specials …  and a list of other movies now playing.

Seven Psycopaths

Seven PsychopathsSaw it…wierdly, we liked it!  A dark comedy for sure, not for the faint of heart.   Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish, Olga Kurylenko. “Seven times more clever than most Hollywood violent comedies, and way more demented. A delightfully nuts, compulsively watchable film.”

Well worth seeing if you are fan of these types of movies or any of the actors in it.


We always love the semi-hidden references to other movies…did you see any? Let us know. We love to hear from movie fans, and fans of Raleighwood alike.

Check RaleighwoodMovies website for other movies and showtimes, plus our upcoming Special Events; and daily menu specials.

Kids Movie NOT just for kids…

wreck it raplhWe saw Wreck It Ralph – this is not just a kids movie.   So much fun to watch the young kids enjoy and along with the parents and adult kids.  It strikes a chord especially if you are a child of the video game era of the 80’s.  Soooo many great references to games and memories for the older “kids”.  We thought the “recognizable”  voices were perfect for each character.

Do you have family in town, the kids are off, and you are looking for something every age can enjoy together? This is a perfect solution.  A truly enjoyable  afternoon family matinée movie, a way for a to spend some time together, and of course, at Raleighwood, enjoy a meal as well.  Be sure to  try one of our home-made desserts or ice cream sundaes.  An easy affordable afternoon out with no clean up for YOU!

If you saw it and had some good reference lines to older games, songs, events or other movies, plus some of the fantastic trivia, let us know!

Check website for  showtimes.

Anime TONIGHT- Madoka Magica

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NC Premiere of the #1 Japanese Box Office Hit – Madoka Magica at Raleighwood

Tickets are $20 pp; doors to purchase tickets will open 5:30pm, movie set to start 6pm. Parts 1 and 2 will be shown, with an intermission.  Chance to win an MM Movie Poster!

There are still seats available.    Come watch it with true fans of the genre.   Enjoy it in comfortable padded swivel seats, see it on the giant screen with surround sound.  A great experience.

Our regular menu will be available for purchase f- waitstaff service right at your seat and table!   Featuring a full array of  appetizers, casual foods, sandwiches, pizza, desserts, coffee, soft drinks, beer and wine.

Check out Raleighwood website for more info and daily specials.

Madoka Magica Special Screening

Are you a FAN of Anime?  Don’t miss this special screening of Madoka Magica,  Japanese #1 box office animation film’s NC premiere. The film is also ranked at #2 in US per theater average.  Part 1 Beginnings and Part 2 Eternal – Japanese audio with English subtitles.

The not-so-typical story of Madoka Kaname and her choice to become a magical girl has taken the world by storm. Part 1 and Part 2 of the Madoka Magica movies retells the original TV series and is set for the big screen. There is no doubt both movies will provide a new experience for both fans who have enjoyed the TV series or who are just seeing Madoka Magica for the first time.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica follows the story of a 14 year old girl named Madoka Kaname. Madoka is offered the opportunity of gaining magical powers if she agrees to make a contract with a strange little being named Kyubey, Kyubey will also grant Madoka one wish, but in exchange she shall risk her life by accepting the responsibilities of fighting witches. Little does Madoka know what the real risks of making a contract has in-store for her.

Tuesday, December 18th, 6pm – at Raleighwood Cinema Grill.
Click Here for Event and ticket information. 
We will be showing both movies, with an intermission between films. Our regular menu will be available for purchase.

So spread the word, ANIME is again coming to Raleighwood!