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

Rise of the Guardians Poster

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.