Just 24 Hours Left To Contribute

More than 450 people have now pledged to our Kickstarter campaign for new cinema seats. Total contributions now stand at an astounding $51,620 with just 24 hours left in the campaign.

Even though the project has surpassed its initial goal, additional contributions can help the Theatre reach the total project cost and do even more for the Durham community with its resources. Carolina Theatre President/CEO Bob Nocek just sent the following note out on the project.

Dear Friends,

When we started our Kickstarter campaign for new cinema seats, our hope was to bring in 50 percent of the project’s cost. Remarkably, the support of the public has funded more than 84 percent of the project, and we still have a day to go.

If you’ve already supported the campaign, let me take this opportunity to thank you for helping us raise a staggering $51,000 so far.

If you haven’t yet contributed, here’s your last chance. While we’re thrilled to have exceeded our goals, let’s set a higher bar for these final hours. We’re asking you to help us fund 100 percent of the project: we’d like to get to $59,464.52 by 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. You must make your contribution to the project before then.

We know that a great many of our fans have supported the project because they love the Carolina Theatre. Others have contributed because they come to the movies in our Cinemas and they just want a more comfortable experience. Others gave because the $89 pledge level was an incredible bargain (and a $150 value).

Whatever the reason, any support helps. Although the City owns the Carolina Theatre, this is a project that our nonprofit has taken on as the facility manager to provide for a greater customer experience. And, every dollar that you can give us to help pay for new seats is a dollar of our own that we can put into what’s truly most important – our live events, cinema and arts education programs.

Thanks for all of your support in contributing to this project. You’ve truly helped improve the Carolina Theatre for everyone in our community.

Warmest Regards,


There's one day left. We know you can help fully fund this improvement. THANK YOU!



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