Greenbriar Theater

The Greenbriar Theater is a gracious gift from Mr. John McElwee of Wilkesboro, North Carolina. 

Entering the Greenbriar Theater is like taking a step back in time to the Golden Age of American Cinema. At any given time you can find original movie posters, lobby cards, original stills and behind-the-scenes photos in our custom-made oak display cases. We like to think of the Greenbriar as a mini-museum of American Cinema!

The Interior

Once inside the Greenbriar, you immediately notice how comfortable and inviting the interior is for patrons. The seats are covered in red leather, and each seat has its own private armrests. Dual cupholders make it easy to store snacks, and the reclining seatbacks make for a truly one-of-a-kind level of comfort for your movie watching experience.

Projection Formats

Projection formats include:

  • DVD
  • Computer

Our sound system provides surround sound with THX, Dolby, DTS, and Simulated Mono-Surround among the over 30 sound formats available. Whether you're screening an original print from the early days of film, or the latest enhanced DVD, you will likely never hear sound as incredible as that provided in the Greenbriar Theater.  We feature Anamorphic and Auto-Masking capability, and can show features in existing formats, including 16:9, 2:35, 1:85 and 4:3.

For reservation/scheduling information, please contact David Tye in the Department of Student Engagement & Leadership (located in the Plemmons Student Union) at 828-262-3032 or

View the Greenbriar Picture Shows Blog.

Contact Us

233 Plemmons Student Union
263 Locust St.
Boone, NC 28608

Phone: (828) 262-6252


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