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Charlotte Movie Theaters: A Complete Guide

It’s time to go to the movies and enjoy all the latest new movie releases out now in theatres!

In a city as big and bountiful as Charlotte, North Carolina there are so many local movie theaters near you to choose from that it can be hard to know where to start. Just searching “movie theaters near me” is overwhelming AF––what’s the difference between one theater and another? Is it worth the trek across town to go to one local movie theater with reclining seats versus the one around the corner? Do I want to ball out and get drinks served at my seat, or keep it chill at an independent movie theater with drinks and unique food offerings? With several movie theatres within the Charlotte area, it’s no wonder you don’t know where to start!

Don’t worry, we’re here to help make your decision easier. We’ve narrowed it down to 10 of our favorite local movie theaters in Charlotte to help you make the most of your Charlotte movie theater experience.

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Grab some movie theater popcorn and get comfy as we dive into our Charlotte movie theater guide!

Not in Charlotte? Check out all of our other local movie theater guides here. Want one for your city? Let us know on Twitter.


Charlotte Movie Theaters: AMC Carolina Pavilion 22

Going to the movies can be one of the most relaxing things you can do after a long week at work. This is where the AMC Carolina Pavilion 22 comes into play. Located in South Charlotte, after getting finished with your movie you can head on over across the parking lot to get some shopping done at the local Target, or directly behind the theater at Carters childrens clothing store. If you think about it, this could be the best of both worlds for any family.


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The AMC Carolina Pavilion 22 offers their patrons some of the best seating AMC has to offer. The theater utilizes their signature red in their large, leather full motorized recliner seats. You’ll want to be sure to book your tickets ahead of time. This theater has reserved seats, and those premium seats will go fast.


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AMC Carolina Pavilion 22 is one of the few theaters in Charlotte that offers closed captions. They also offer open cations (subtitles on screen), as an option for those that need them to enjoy their favorite stars on screen. There are sensory friendly film selections, and of course, their signature MacGuffins bar.


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One Google reviewer said “Wasn’t able to enjoy movie theaters as a kid being I’m Deaf/Hard of Hearing. Once my daughter put me on to AMC theaters I’ve been hooked on the experience! Best thing of all they show their movies with closed captioning in the picture.”

AMC Carolina Pavilion 22

9541 South Blvd, 

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Charlotte, NC 28273

Charlotte Movie Theaters: AMC Northlake 14

AMC started out in the early 20th century when Maurice, Edward and Barney Dubinsky purchased the Regent Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. Now, after over 20 years the company has gone on to open approximately 1,000 theaters and 11,000 screens across the globe. It’s safe to say that a good number of those are probably attached to a mall. Being attached to a mall is not only good for the mall, but especially the theater. It allows guests to go somewhere to relax after a long day of shopping. But don’t get us wrong, just because they’re in a mall doesn’t mean you won’t get a state of the art movie going experience, complete with IMAX!


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As with the previous AMC, AMC Northlake 14 offers many of the same features, including premium motorized leather reclining seats that offer the guests on a date or out on a family outing one of the best ways to enjoy a show. Just, please don’t fall asleep, we wouldn’t want you to miss the best parts of the movie. 


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