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Save Our Butts (& Yours); Help Fund New Cinema Seats

The Carolina Theatre of Durham is raising funds for new cinema seats through a Kickstarter campaign.

After more than 20 years of constant use, the seats in our theatre's cinemas need to be replaced.  Their low backs, flattened seats and small-ish cupholders are great for nostalgiac purposes, but not so good for the, um, not-so-flattened seats of today's savvy filmgoers...like you.

North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival Will Be Renamed OutSouth Queer Film Festival in 2020

NCGLFF RENAMED TO OUTSOUTH Queer Film Fest

The Carolina Theatre is renaming the North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival the OutSouth Queer Film Festival in 2020.

After 24 years of proudly presenting world class LGBTQIA cinema, the North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) will be renamed the OutSouth Queer Film Festival in 2020, Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. announced today. The downtown Durham nonprofit has produced the film festival since 1995, when it debuted as the Q Film Fest. It was re-branded as the NCGLFF the following year.

Nevermore Film Festival Celebrates 20 Years in Durham

Nevermore Film Festival | March 8-10

The Nevermore Film Festival returns to the Carolina Theatre from Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10, marking its 20th annual film festival.

Celebrating 20 years of scaring, thrilling and entertaining audiences in Durham, the Nevermore Film Festival will return to the Carolina Theatre from Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10. Tickets for this annual cinematic feast of horror, science-fiction and dark fantasy films, cost $10 per screening and are on sale now at the Carolina Theatre Box Office or online at carolinatheatre.org. 

Carolina Theatre Welcomes New Development Team

Carolina Theatre Weclomes New Development Team

The Carolina Theatre of Durham has a new development team: Ellen Stone and Audrey Shore.

Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc., the nonprofit organization that operates the majestic Carolina Theatre of Durham, is pleased to announce the arrival of a new development team. This summer, the organization welcomed fundraising veteran Ellen Stone as senior director of development. In late November of this year, Audrey Shore joined the nonprofit as the development manager. Both new staff members come to the theatre from North Carolina museums.

Retro Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

Retro Film Series Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

One of the largest repertory film programs in the country, the Carolina Theatre of Durham's Retro Film Series will celebrate its 20th anniversary. RETRO has become an oft-emulated model of film programming, presenting curated cinematic treats from familiar silver screen gems to rarely seen cult classics.

DURHAM, NC (November 16, 2018) — One of the largest repertory film programs in the country, the Carolina Theatre of Durham's Retro Film Series will mark its 20th anniversary tonight at 7 p.m. with a double-feature of two perfectly creepy, on-brand films: Friday The 13th: Part 2, the first movie the program screened in 1998, and The Shining.

The freshly re-branded weekly showcase, known to fans simply as RETRO, has become an oft-emulated model of film programming, presenting curated cinematic treats from familiar silver screen gems to rarely seen cult classics.

Carolina Cinemas Named After Dan & Karen Berman

Dan & Karen Berman Cinemas

The Carolina Theatre of Durham has named its venue's cinema wing after former interim President and CEO Dan Berman and his wife, Karen.

In recognition of the contributions and service of its former interim President and CEO Dan Berman, the nonprofit that operates the historic Carolina Theatre of Durham has named the venue's cinema wing after Berman and his wife, Karen. Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc.'s Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the cinema naming measure, permanently acknowledging Dan Berman's remarkable tenure as the head of the nonprofit from January 2016 to mid-October 2017.

Donor Gift Provides Free Tickets

Free Tickets to Family Saturday Series

A donation made by Dr. Susan Rosenthal and Dr. Michael Hershfield will allow hundreds of area families to see Carolina Theatre Family Saturday Series shows for free.

Continuing a nearly century-long tradition of presenting the best performing arts and film to all residents of the Triangle, the Carolina Theatre of Durham will launch its

Hayti & DSO Plan tribute to Langston Hughes and Ella Fitzgerald

On Sunday, February 11, 2018, at 4 PM  at the Hayti Heritage Center the Durham Symphony Orchestra will present one of the most exciting events of the year, “Ella Fitzgerald and Langston Hughes, a Musical Tribute.”

In Memory of Pepper Fluke

Pepper Fluke: In Memoriam

Carolina Theatre of Durham benefactor Pepper Fluke passed away on Saturday at age 87.

The Carolina Theatre of Durham sadly announces the passing of Pepper Fluke, 87, an extraordinary woman whose tireless work and steadfast support helped both save and sustain our historic building for more than 40 years. Without Pepper's direction, energy and generosity, the Carolina Theatre would simply not exist as it does today.

Carolina Theatre Board Names Rebecca Newton President & CEO

Rebecca Newton CEO

Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc’s Board of Trustees named Rebecca Newton its president and CEO. She is expected to replace interim CEO Dan Berman in mid-October.

DURHAM, NC — October 3, 2017 — Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc’s Board of Trustees named Chapel Hill businesswoman and artist Rebecca Newton its president and CEO at its b
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