From Hollywood to Raleighwood; be a VIP at annual Raleighwood Oscars Gala

OscarWebSmlCAM00064SmallerOur annual “Star Search” is on.   We are looking for people bearing a striking resemblance to a movie star (past or present) or a character from a movie to attend our Annual Academy Awards Gala, to be held Sunday, February 22nd, 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 13th) to SpecialEvents@RaleighwoodMovies.com.  Winners will be notified and invited to attend and receive “VIP A-List” treatment at the gala, seated in a special VIP section along with some additional “perks.”  Walk the red carpet, be available for photos by “paparazzi” 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 15th 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. Grand Prize packages for the audience favorite and best dressed star or character look-alike include tickets to NC Symphony,  Hair, Nail Salon services, gift certificates, movie memorabilia,  and more.

Movie Star and Character look-alike contest, appearance by Star Wars characters including Darth Vader; movie trivia contests, pick the Oscar winners, and more make this a grand event and the place to be for the Oscars.

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

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.

What better way to watch the awards, cheer or boo the fashions, speeches, winners and losers,  and Neil Patrick Harris’  hosting of the show, than on Raleighwood’s giant 35 foot screen! 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.

Our regular menu will be available for purchase, including casual food, beer, wine, and champagne.  Costume characters, movie star look-alikes, wine tasting in lobby – get to sample wines from Oscar winning director, Francis Ford Coppola as well as 24 Karat Champagne – and prizes galore.  For more information visit www.RaleighwoodMovies.com, go to Special Events page.  Check out the pictures of past events too.

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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.

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!

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.

WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE PSYCOPATH?

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.

Director to attend Veterans Day Movie Showing

Great news!  The DIRECTOR of the movie, JW Myers will be attending our event!  He’ll be available for Q&A after the movie.

We are proud to be showing the Special Limited Release Screening of the movie, Doughboy this Sunday, November 11th,  in honor of our Veterans. 

The movie teaches a young man about honoring and remembering our Vets, and why we should never forget their service to us all.

Doors will open 1pm, tickets are $4 at the door. Cash only.  ALL ticket proceeds will benefit  a local VFW Post.

Raleighwood’s regular menu will be available for purchase.

Click here for more info.   Hope to see a lot of support for this special event honoring special people!

Veterans Day Movie Special

We are proud to be showing a Special Limited Release Screening of the movie, Doughboy this Sunday, November 11th,  in honor of our Veterans. 

The movie teaches a young man about honoring and remembering our Vets, and why we should never forget their service to us all.

Doors will open 1pm, tickets are $4 at the door. Cash only.  ALL ticket proceeds will benefit  a local VFW Post.

Raleighwood’s regular menu will be available for purchase.

Click here for more info.   Hope to see a lot of support for this special event.