Welcome to the historic Pioneer Theater
Founded in 1918, The Pioneer opened its doors in Manteo, NC operating continuously until November of 2022, making it the oldest family-owned small theater in the country!
Throughout the decades, The Pioneer Theater has been host to so many first memories for people of all ages, whether the night’s program was a movie, music, or theater performance. Past events included movie premiers from local legend Andy Griffith and more recently, Tyler Nilson. Its truly a one of a kind place that is loved deeply by the community.
Check out our Show Calender and skip the lines by pre-purchasing tickets on select showings!
Family Fun Time
Whether your on an OBX vacation or a local resident, the movie theater is a perfect way spend time with the entire family!
We have a wide variety of candy, snacks and sodas and most importantly popcorn. It's not a movie theater without our famous popcorn!
During select events at the theater our adult guests can enjoy wine, beer and preseco in our beautiful VIP lounge and garden.
Explore Roanoke Island
While you’re in Manteo, make sure you explore all the wonderful and historic places Roanoke Island has to offer!
December 1st Live music Event