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Must-See Films at 2015 Full Frame Festival

A list of must-see films screening at the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

By Chris Vitiello

Ah, the harbingers of spring in Durham. Daffodils and crocuses nose out of the lawn, only to be slammed by a week of wintry mix. In the bright evenings after the clocks are set forward, the bars fill up with jogging strollers and mellow dogs. And filmgoers gird themselves for the flickering rush of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, which takes over downtown to screen around 100 films and host all manner of ancillary events from April 9-12.

Carolina Theatre Launches Series ’26

Series '26 Tickets Now On Sale

The Carolina Theatre has launched Series ’26, a new annual performing arts series named after the year the building opened (1926).

With nearly a century–long history as Downtown Durham’s preeminent showplace for the performing arts, the Carolina Theatre is launching a new annual series unlike any the historic venue has ever programmed before: Series ’26. Referencing the year the theatre opened (1926), Series ’26 brings a parade of extraordinary artists to Durham for a host of ground-breaking shows scheduled for the venue’s 2015-16 season.

Peggy Mullen 1935-2015

Peggy Mullen 1935-2015

Former longtime Carolina Theatre employee Peggy Mullen, 79, passed away at her home in Durham on Sunday.

Former longtime Carolina Theatre employee Peggy Mullen, 79, passed away at her home in Durham last Sunday. From her tireless work as one of the dedicated volunteers who helped save our Theatre in the 1980s to her decades of distinguished service in our box office through 2013, Peggy was a cherished member of our community who will be deeply missed.

Cinemas Closed Mar. 29 - Apr 2 For Seat Installation

The cinemas at the Carolina Theatre will be closed March 28, 2015 - April 2, 2015 for new seat installation.



Remember when you kindly pledged funds on Kickstarter to help the Carolina Theatre get cushy new seats for its cinemas? Well, there was a catch: the cinemas must close for a few days for seat installation.

Just 24 Hours Left To Contribute

Last chance to fund the Carolina Theatre's Kickstarter campaign for new cinema seats.

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.

Thanks For Funding Our Kickstarter! Let’s Keep It Going…

Help Fund New Cinema Seats

Supporters successfully funded the Carolina Theatre of Durham's Kickstarter for new cinema seats.

Late Tuesday morning, the 227th pledge pushed our Kickstarter fund drive past the $25,000 goal we set to help fund our new cinema seats. That is awesome!

Thanks to all who have backed the project thus far. You saved our butts — and yours. We can’t wait for you to see your first film while sitting in the new seats. Installation is scheduled for this April.

Meshell Ndegeocello Comes To Durham This Week

Singer-songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello will perform at the Carolina Theatre of Durham on Wednesday, Feb. 18.

Throughout her 20-plus years as a performing artist, Meshell Ndegeocello has remained true to her creative craft. We'll welcome her to Durham on Wednesday for a live performance.

Maria Bamford Show Part of NC Comedy Arts Festival’s 15th Anniversary

Comedian Maria Bamford headlines the 15th annual North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival.

Comedian Maria Bamford has found fun — and a career — in her neuroses. The wonderfully wacky and pricelessly awkward stand-up artist performs at the Carolina Theatre of Durham on Sat. Feb. 14.

Rhiannon Giddens Brings Buzz To Durham

Rhiannon Giddens, the lead singer of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, will play a solo show at the Carolina Theatre of Durham on April 2.

Sometimes musical artists find themselves at the intersection of critical acclaim and blossoming popularity. Rhiannon Giddens owns that space right now — and she’s coming to the Carolina Theatre of Durham on April 2.

Cinema Seats Kickstarter More Than Halfway To Funding Goal

The Carolina Theatre's Kickstarter campaign for new cinema seats is halfway to its goal.

Just three weeks after launching a Kickstarter campaign to help fund new seats for our cinemas, the Carolina Theatre of Durham has received support from more than 100 backers who have donated more than half of the drive’s stated $25,000 goal. (The entire project will cost more than $60,000.)


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