The longest continuously operating movie theatre in North Carolina, the Howell Theatre has been a Downtown Smithfield staple since 1935!
As of October 2021, the Howell is once again a first-run theatre, which means you can catch the latest releases there!  Recent renovations include the removal of some seats in the upstairs theatres to allow for more leg room and the addition of tables, huge improvements to and modernization of the restrooms, the addition of a handicap-accessible restroom, and making the theatre entrance handicap-accessible.  As always, you'll find the best popcorn in town at the Howell!
 
141 S. Third Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 938-1201
 
 
 
One of Two Downstairs Theatres
 
One of Two Upstais Theatres