Carolina Theatre of Durham

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 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

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

Nevermore Returns To Durham

The 17th Annual Nevermore Film Festival returns to the Carolina of Durham Feb. 12-14.

The Nevermore Film Festival returns to the Carolina Theatre of Durham Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14 to deliver its 17th year of horror, science fiction, mystery, thriller, animation and action-adventure films. Since 1999, more than 500 features and shorts have screened at the festival.      
 

Civil Rights Exhibit Tours Scheduled For February

Civil Rights Exhibit Durham

Civil Rights Exhibit tours are scheduled for the Carolina Theatre this February.

Members of the Carolina Theatre’s Civil Rights Exhibit Committee will host free tours of the theatre’s “Confronting Change" exhibit in February in commemoration of Black History Month. The tours will allow visitors to view the museum-style exhibit, which is dedicated to community members who helped desegregate the Carolina Theatre through protests in the early 1960s.

Carolina Theatre Announces Incredible 90th Anniversary Events

Kristin Chenoweth Carolina Theatre

The Carolina Theatre of Durham announced a full slate of events to help celebrate its 90th Anniversary.

The Carolina Theatre will celebrate its 90th year in the heart of Downtown Durham in 2016 with a year-long celebration filled with spectacular live events, interesting special programs and exciting new partnerships.

The last remaining of the original downtown theatres, the Carolina Theatre opened on Feb. 2, 1926 as the Durham Auditorium. Nine decades later, the city-owned historic concert and performing arts venue has become a community treasure and one of its most beloved institutions.

Carolina Theatre Featured on NorthCarolinaHomes.com

Carolina Theatre Fletcher Hall

The Carolina Theatre of Durham was recently profiled by NorthCarolinaHomes.com

The Carolina Theatre was recently featured in an article — The Carolina Theatre: A Legacy for Performing Arts on the North Carolina Homes website.

The site has been cataloguing businesses all around North Carolina in an effort to give potential home buyers and renters information on places in which they might choose to buy or rent a home.

We thank them for this feature.

Q&A With Trombone Shorty

An interview with Trombone Shorty prior to his Carolina Theatre of Durham tour date on May 11.

TOP BRASS: Trombone Shorty delivers the sound of New Orleans to the world (from the Spring 2015 issue of ShowTime)

Troy Andrews’ childhood nickname has stuck with him even as his stature, and talent, have grown.

Steve Case & Revolution Ventures to Invest $100K in Startup Here on May 5

Entrepreneur Steve Case & Revolution Ventures will award one Triangle-based startup a $100,000 investment prize when the Rise of the Rest Road Trip comes to the Carolina Theatre of Durham on Tuesday, May 5.

Entrepreneur Steve Case & Revolution Ventures will award one Triangle-based startup a $100,000 investment prize when the Rise of the Rest Road Trip comes to the Carolina Theatre of Durham on Tuesday, May 5.

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.

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