Sleep Inn Billy Graham Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28217
Phone: (704) 525-5005
Fax: (704) 559-7405
An interesting arty exterior and pretty old-world interior beckons you to Park Terrace 6. Delighting cinema-goers since 1964, and now converted into a multiplex, it is part of the Regal Entertainment cinema chain. Six screens, disabled access and listening devices are some of the services offered here. Check the website for film schedules, ticket information and more.
Bowling at George Pappas is always a fun thing to do in South Charlotte. Opened by PGA professional, George Pappas in 1958, the place offers bowling facilities, video games, a shop and a restaurant. Socials, birthday parties, league games, and more happen here. In fact, the league games are a huge affair here. On the food front, find barbecues, burgers, onion rings, wine and beers. Visitors can also opt for "Lunch and Bowl" on weekdays.
The Tremont Music Hall is a hot spot for popular rock and alternative music concerts. The venue can hold up to 1,000 people but maintains a very informal atmosphere with no seats more than 50 feet from the band. It books only original groups playing (among others) Modern Rock, Indie Rock, Punk, Metal, or Roots Rock. Also available within the Tremont is The Casbah, an even more intimate setting that features local and regional musicians. They are open every Friday and Saturday and also during the week as bookings are scheduled. Listings are available on the website.
Placed in front of the Park Road Shopping Centre, Amos' Southend attracts the young and single crowd of Charlotte to its wild dancing space and impressive bar. Local bands perform live at this venue almost every night. If you can't withstand all the smoke and noise, move towards the cozy balcony on the second floor, make yourself comfortable on one of the overstuffed sofas and sip on your favorite drink. Service is quick and friendly, but you might have to scream to make yourself heard.
Dana Auditorium holds musical shows put up by popular artistes who are brought to perform at Dana by a fund-raising organization, called the Friends of Music. Beethoven fans can let themselves savor every note as an audio treat here, for Beethoven, Mozart, Prokofiev and Dohnanyi are some of the usual music that is played in the auditorium. Opera lovers can enjoy an emotional music-full of opera performed during spring time. Dana paves a great way to relish good music at low price.
This popular, members-only concert venue hosts bands like Out of the Blue in addition to its in-house rockers who perform on the stage. Several country music concerts also take place here. Free dance classes are offered on ladies nights when women patrons can enter free of charge. Keep your ID on hand —you can enter only if you are 18 or above, while drinks are offered only to those over 21 years of age.
The Big Chill invites party lovers of Charlotte to unlimited music and fun. Barge in with your friends and let yourself loose in the bar's chilled out atmosphere. Catch up with old friends over a few drinks or shake a leg with your hot date. The bar's local band plays retro music every Friday and Saturday night. So reserve some space if you want to treat some special buddies.
In the mood for a movie? Hop down to the Ayrsley Grand Cinemas 14 which offers its visitors 14 hi-tech auditoriums. Enjoy the crystal clear picture and sound quality at this venue. Pick up a snack and sink into your seat as the latest movies explode onto your screen. This theater is also available for rent and for fund raisers. Call or check the website for film timings, online ticket information, discounts and other details.
You can expect a truly eventful night when it comes to Tempo, as fun and tempo go together. Apart from bars that would impress you serving a number of drinks, you can even lounge in the private lounges available here. There's a large patio that stages outdoor events and concerts that, as a rule, electrifies one and all with the tuneful notes in the whole atmosphere. No wonder, the name is Tempo! The club even has an art gallery that displays beauty captured on canvases. Do visit Tempo to get a hint of tempo of city life.
Under the Big White Top at Charlotte is an interesting venue for holding events. The venue translates to a Cavalia affair that is the most sought out horse event. The outdoor and entertaining performances treats locals and tourists to a memorable experience. In very rare cases, do people get to encounter an equestrian art on stage. So, get to the venue and treat your sense to unique and interesting acts.
Though they are officially known as the "Carolina" Panthers, they play in uptown Charlotte, and it is the citizens of Charlotte in the stands cheering for them. Since their inception in 1995, the Panthers have clinched their division championship three times. They even made it to Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2003, where the New England Patriots defeated them by a slim three-point margin thanks to Adam Vinatieri's infamous, last-second, 41-yard field goal. See the Panthers go for the glory at their home, Bank of America Stadium. See website for ticketing information.
Bank of America Stadium, known by fans as "the Bank," is the cherished home of the NFL Carolina Panthers. Located in uptown Charlotte, the stadium has been good to the team. The Panthers enjoy a serious home field advantage, having never lost a playoff game on these hallowed grounds. Catch a game and then stroll over to one of many neighborhood bars and restaurants (such as A.M.'s or Therapy) for a bite. Single-game tickets range from $50-$80, but they sell out quickly. See website for stadium rules and regulations, as well as ticketing information.