Welcome to the show! The Pioneer Theater has been a large part of Manteo history since 1918. This theater has been newly renovated while keeping the building's original structure intact. 

The Pioneer Theater represents all that was good about the good old days. Fair prices, perfect hot popcorn, wholesome entertainment and friendly folks are the hallmarks of this theater. It's hard to believe this Manteo icon could get any better, but new owners as of 2023 have renovated the theater and livened things up a bit, making The Pioneer even more of a community staple than it already was.

Movies, from classics to new releases, run nightly at 7:30 p.m., but there may be other showtimes or special events so check their website or Facebook page. In addition to movies and films, the theater now hosts live music, comedy shows and other events. They still have the legendary popcorn, pellet ice and candy that everyone loves, and now there's a bar and VIP lounge that is open for many events. There's also a new garden space next to the theater where events are held.

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 premieres from local legend Andy Griffith and more recently, Tyler Nilson. 

Whether you are a visitor or a local, The Pioneer Theater is the perfect place to enjoy a night out.