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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.

Carolina Theatre Erases Accumulated Net Deficit of $1.7 Million

Carolina Theatre of Durham

Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc., the nonprofit that operates the historic venue in downtown Durham, has entirely erased an estimated $1.7 million net deficit. Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. reported an accumulated net surplus of nearly $200,000 at a meeting of its Board of Trustees on July 25. The financial report, which is preliminary and unaudited, includes operations through June 30, 2017, the end of the organization’s fiscal year.

Carolina Theatre Stages Comeback

22nd North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Fest Starts Thursday

A preview of the 2017 North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival, happening Aug. 10-13 in Downtown Durham.

One of the nation’s most respected festivals for LGBTQ cinema for more than two decades, the North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) returns

CTD Arts Discovery Educational Series Celebrates Successful Year

More than 16,000 students attended Arts Discovery Educational Series (ADES) shows at the Carolina Theatre during the 2016-17 school year. The attendance was a 79 percent increase from the 2015-16 school year. 

 
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Carolina Theatre & Duke Performances To Partner On 3 Concerts In 2018

Duke Performances CTD 2018

The Carolina Theatre of Durham and Duke Performances are excited to co-present three extraordinary performing arts shows in 2018.

The Carolina Theatre of Durham and Duke Performances are excited to co-present three extraordinary performing arts shows in 2018: Take Me to the River: Memphis Soul & R&B Revue featuring William Bell, Bobby Rush & Don Bryant, Gregory Porter, and Diego El Cigala The Carolina Theatre and Duke Performances are thrilled to extend their co-presenting relationship into another season of arts performances. The cooperation between two prominent parts of the Durham community is designed to help build a bridge between Duke students and the city.

Ponysaurus To Debut New Extra Pale Ale Beer At Carolina Theatre

Ponysaurus Brewing Company is releasing their new Extra Pale Ale at the Carolina Theatre on Thursday, April 13.

Durham-based Ponysaurus Brewing Co. will debut a delicious new beer exclusively at the Carolina Theatre this Thursday (April 13) during the venue’s planned Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers show. Carolina Theatre concessionaires will pour the new Ponysaurus Extra Pale Ale alongside some of the brewery’s other craft beers at a stand in the venue branded with the brewing company’s logo and using the  beer-maker’s distinctive tap handle, which features a Ponysaurus figurine.

Carolina Theatre Launches 90th Anniversary Campaign

The Carolina Theatre of Durham has launched a 90-day fundraising initiative to finish raising the remainder of $600,000 in matching funds approved by the City of Durham earlier this year. The Silent Phase of Matching Campaign Brings in More Than $400,000 in Private Donations

City Match Sparks Carolina Theatre Fundraising Campaign
Silent Phase of Matching Campaign Brings in More Than $400,000 in Private Donations

DURHAM (August 31, 2016) — Celebrating its 90th year in the heart of downtown Durham, the Carolina Theatre announced today that it has launched a 90-day fundraising initiative to finish raising the remainder of $600,000 in matching funds approved by the City of Durham earlier this year.

NC Gay + Lesbian Film Fest Returns to Durham Aug 12

The 21st North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival returns to the Carolina Theatre on August 12.

Presenting the best of LGBT cinema for more than two decades, the North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) returns to the Carolina Theatre of Durham on August 12-20 with a record-setting 167 films, including 134 shorts and 33 features.
 
Ten-Passes, which cost $85 and enable guests to choose 10 film screenings at NCGLFF, and tickets to individual screenings, which cost $10,  are on sale now at the Carolina Theatre box office, ncglff.org and carolinatheatre.org.
 

Carolina Theatre Partners With Durham Public Schools For Free Arts Discovery Tickets

Durham Public Schools Logo

The Carolina Theatre is launching a new pilot program with Durham Public Schools that will provide students the opportunity to obtain free tickets to 22 Arts Discovery Educational Series events scheduled for the historic downtown venue in 2016-17.

DURHAM, July 26, 2016 — Continuing its decades-long tradition of presenting vital arts education experiences to the students of Durham, the Carolina Theatre is launching a new pilot program with Durham Public Schools that will provide students the opportunity to obtain free tickets to 22 Arts Discovery Educational Series events scheduled for the historic downtown venue in 2016-17.

Carolina Theatre & NS2 Agree To Partnership

Carolina Theatre

Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc., the non-profit that operates the historic downtown Durham performing arts venue, and Nashville-based concert promotion company National Shows 2 (NS2) have entered into a booking partnership.

Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc., the non-profit that operates the historic downtown Durham performing arts venue, and Nashville-based concert promotion company National Shows 2 (NS2) have entered into an agreement that opens the door for the two organizations to co-promote at least 60 national touring acts at the historic theatre each year.

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