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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 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.

Former Durham Resident Holds Fundraiser For CTD's Retro Series in Boston

Former Durham Resident Holds Fundraiser For CTD's Retro Series in Boston

Former Durham resident Marc Wasserman is holding his third annual movie marathon fundraiser in Boston to support the Carolina Theatre's Retro Film Series.

You may like movies, but Marc Wasserman loves them. Really. Like he'll-watch-12-of-them-in-a-row-this-weekend loves them.

Duke Fellow To Offer Caribbean Music Lecture Before globalFEST

globalFEST lecture at Durham Hotel

Vincent Joos, Ph.D., of Duke University will give a lecture at the Rooftop Bar of The Durham Hotel on Wednesday, March 2 prior to the globalFEST: Creole Carnival Tour show at the Carolina Theatre on Friday, March 4.

 Fans of Caribbean music will have two opportunities to revel in the genre’s art in downtown Durham this week: a free lecture by Vincent Joos, Ph.D., of Duke University at the Rooftop Bar of The Durham Hotel on Wednesday, March 2 and the spectacular globalFES

Beth Hart Gallery

Beth Hart, Sara D. Davis, Concert Gallery, Star Series

Fletcher Hall | February 23, 2016

Local Businesses Help Carolina Theatre Stage 90th Anniversary Party

The Carolina Theatre of Durham will host its 90th Anniversary party thanks to donations from local businesses.

The Carolina Theatre turned 90 years-old on Tuesday (February 2)!  Our majestic downtown Durham venue is celebrating its landmark anniversary with a year-long slate of special events, including a 90th Anniversary Party this Saturday, February 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
 

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