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My Take by Jim Carl - November 16, 2011

My Take, wherein Jim Carl bemoans the lack of his generation's good taste.

MY TAKE is a blog about my funny life experiences that happened to involve movies, and how I found myself in charge of programming films for a living.  I’ll discuss how certain movies came to be responsible for my bad attitude, memories, associations, personal beliefs, and plain stupidity. Yes, I fully intend to trash films considered sacred in certain circles, and will probably offer a poor explanation for doing so.

My Take by Jim Carl - November 9, 2011

My Take, wherein Jim Carl sullies his repution as Master of Film.

MY TAKE is a blog about my funny life experiences that happened to involve movies, and how I found myself in charge of programming films for a living.  I’ll discuss how certain movies came to be responsible for my bad attitude, memories, associations, personal beliefs, and plain stupidity. Yes, I fully intend to trash films considered sacred in certain circles, and will probably offer a poor explanation for doing so.

My Take by Jim Carl - November 2, 2011

I remember first staring at the one-sheet for Barry Levinson’s 1992 film, Toys, in the lobby of a movie-house in Sheepshead Bay, New York and feeling an immediate dislike for the film, without ever having seen a single frame of footage.

MY TAKE is a blog about my funny life experiences that happened to involve movies, and how I found myself in charge of programming films for a living.  I’ll discuss how certain movies came to be responsible for my bad attitude, memories, associations, personal beliefs, and plain stupidity. Yes, I fully intend to trash films considered sacred in certain circles, and will probably offer a poor explanation for doing so.

Carolina Theatre Historic Exhibit

We couldn't be more excited! The first phase of our brand new historic exhibit will be unveiled on Saturday, November 5 at 6 p.m.

On Tuesday morning, we presented a preview of our all new historic exhibit chronicling the 85 year history of the Carolina Theatre complex to the press.

Toys for Tots!

Carolina Theatre of Durham and Michael Jordan Nissan Partnering for Toys for Tots!

We're in the last few weeks of our annual Carolina Theatre Toys for Tots drive! Each year, we collect toys for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation during one our holiday concerts. This year's drive kicked-off on Tuesday, November 29th at the Christmas with Aaron Neville concert, sponsored by Michael Jordan Nissan. The mission of the U. S.

My Take by Jim Carl - October 26, 2011

Going in, I had no idea that Deathtrap was a murder-mystery, or that it was based on a famous Broadway show by Ira Levin, or even that it had one of those Agatha Christie-style plots that untangle like big balls of yarn.

MY TAKE is a blog about my funny life experiences that happened to involve movies, and how I found myself in charge of programming films for a living.  I’ll discuss how certain movies came to be responsible for my bad attitude, memories, associations, personal beliefs, and plain stupidity. Yes, I fully intend to trash films considered sacred in certain circles, and will probably offer a poor explanation for doing so.

Paws for Applause Pet Contest

There's sure to be lots of fun for people and pets at the Paws for Applause Pet Costume Contest and Fundraiser at the Carolina Theatre!

On Saturday, October 29 the Durham Civic Center Plaza will be center stage for area pets and their owners in the 2nd Annual Paws for Applause - Pet Costume Contest and Fundraiser to benefit the Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc.  Registration begins at noon, and the event runs from 1 – 3 p.m.  Proceeds raised will support the programs of the Carolina Theatre.

My Take by Jim Carl - October 21, 2011

MY TAKE is a blog about my funny life experiences that happened to involve movies, and how I found myself in charge of programming films for a living.

MY TAKE

My Take by Jim Carl

When Prophecy came to my hometown in 1979, all the boys in my 5th grade class lost their minds.

When Prophecy came to my hometown in 1979, all the boys in my 5th grade class lost their minds. Going into the theatre, we were the very model of decent Christian children; coming out, we were savages to the core. Prophecy was a PG-rated horror movie, and it delivered on the bloody good stuff. The scene where Mama Bear crunches on the head of that guy in the jeep became, at least to us pre-teens, an instant classic. And how about that scene with the kid in the yellow exploding sleeping bag?

Renovation Update - Week 17

We're ALMOST done!

The finishing touches are taking place in both cinemas, and that’s a good thing, because the Escapism Film Festival starts tomorrow at 1 p.m. The Escapism banner has been hung with care in the hopes that everyone has a humongous good time this weekend enjoying classic films like Gremlins, Airplane! and much, much more.  I watched a bit of Scrooged yesterday at the screening.

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