FAQ's, Tryon Theatre
Are you finally taking credit cards?
Yes. After 79 years as a 'cash only' theatre, we've finally joined the 21st Century. We take all major credit cards at the Box Office and the Concessions Counter. So, feel free to go ahead and get that large popcorn and not have to worry about having correct change.
You sell beer and wine at the Tryon Theatre? That's cool.
Yes we do. Since we're a small, independent theatre located in Western North Carolina, we try to focus on small, independent breweries in Western North Carolina. It's a kindred spirit thing. As for wine, we sell individual servings (yes, in a glass) of Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pino Noir.
Beer and wine are available downstairs at the Concessions Counter and in the Projection Booth (cash only) at the top of the balcony - ask the Projectionist for the latest local offerings.
You have a great stage. Have you ever thought about presenting live music at the Tryon Theatre?
Yes. But they're a lot more work than showing a movie. We occasionally will do a benefit concert for some worthwhile cause but prefer to rent the theatre to someone with a brilliant idea and youthful exuberance. If you're interested, send us a note.
I always seem to be hungry at the theatre. What kind of concessions do you have?
We can help you out with that. There's a Concessions Counter downstairs that sells FRESH-POPPED popcorn, gourmet and classic theatre candies (think Junior Mints, Snow Caps, Raisinets, Goobers, Twizzlers ...), fountain soft drinks, beer, wine, waters, coffee and other snacks. Upstairs we have a small selection of snacks to tide you over until you get to the full Concessions Counter.
I get chilled easily, should I bring a blanket or sweater?
It might be a good idea if you're sitting downstairs. We'll replace the HVAC system during the coming renovations but for now, if you're easily chilled head upstairs to the balcony. It's noticably warmer - something about hot air rising.