Easy directions, parking & public transit tips for this year’s film festival!

We are so happy to partner with the JCSU CHIP Project to host the ninth annual GayCharlotte Film Festival on the historic Johnson C. Smith University Campus!

Here’s a map and some easy directions and parking tips to help you find your way!

ADDRESS: 100 Beatties Ford Rd., Charlotte, NC 28216

Parking and Location Map (click to enlarge)

Coming from Uptown

• Travel west on W. Trade St. from Uptown
• Continue onto Beatties Ford Rd.
• Turn right into campus at Dixon St.

Coming from the South of Charlotte

• Take I-77 North to Exit 10 for W. Trade St.
• Turn left onto W. Trade St.
• Continue onto Beatties Ford Rd.
• Turn right into campus at Dixon St.

Coming from the North of Charlotte

• Take I-77 South to Exit 10C for W. Trade St. and W. Fifth St.
• Continue through first light to pass W. Fifth St and continue to W. Trade St.
• Turn right onto W. Trade St.
• Continue onto Beatties Ford Rd.
• Turn right into campus at Dixon St.

Coming from I-85

• Take Exit 36 for Brookshire Blvd./HWY 16
• Follow directional signs for Uptown Charlotte
(If coming from the north, turn left onto Brookshire)
(If coming from the south, turn right onto Brookshire)
• Continue on Brookshire Blvd.
• Take exit for Beatties Ford Rd.
• Turn left onto Beatties Ford Rd.
• Turn left into campus at Dixon St.


Public Transportation

You can take CATS Bus Route 7 from the Charlotte Transit Center to Johnson C. Smith University. One-way fare is $2.20, payable in exact change (cash only) to the driver. Click here for more information on bus routes and schedules.

THURSDAY & FRIDAY: Transit Center Departure & JCSU Arrival Times
Times below are Depart Transit Center / Arrive at JCSU

THURSDAY & FRIDAY: JCSU Departure & Transit Center Arrival Times
Departs from Beatties Ford & Trade St. Allow for an extra 5-10 minutes prior to departure.
Times below are Depart JCSU / Arrive at Transit Center

SATURDAY: Transit Center Departure & JCSU Arrival Times
Times below are Depart Transit Center / Arrive at JCSU

SATURDAY: JCSU Departure & Transit Center Arrival Times
Departs from Beatties Ford & Trade St. Allow for an extra 5-10 minutes prior to departure.
Times below are Depart JCSU / Arrive at Transit Center

SUNDAY: Transit Center Departure & JCSU Arrival Times
Times below are Depart Transit Center / Arrive at JCSU

SUNDAY: JCSU Departure & Transit Center Arrival Times
Departs from Beatties Ford & Trade St. Allow for an extra 5-10 minutes prior to departure.
Times below are Depart JCSU / Arrive at Transit Center

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