Film

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.      
 

Carolina Theatre Reopens After Storm

Carolina Cinemas

The Carolina Theatre of Durham has reopened and is running on normal hours after Winter Storm Jonas.

We're hoping that all Triangle residents have fully recovered from Winter Storm Jonas. After nearly two days of snow, sleet and freezing rain — and three days of cleanup — it's about time for everything to get back to normal.

Count the Carolina Theatre of Durham as ahead of schedule, then.

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.

Civil War Film Series Starts With ‘Josey Wales’

The Carolina Theatre of Durham will help its home city mark the susqucentennial of the Civil War with a film series.

Throughout 2015, many cities, towns and historic sites in the U.S. will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. Durham played an incredibly important role in the conflict and its subsequent resolution: in April of 1865, the war’s largest troop surrender occurred at the farmhouse of James and Nancy Bennett near the present day location of the Bull City.

Digital Conversion Helps Carolina Screen Retro Films

Carolina Theatre senior director Jim Carl was recently quoted in an article on the challenges area theaters face in obtaining old film prints and switching to figital technologies.

 

You think you know a lot about films? Odds are you don't know as much as Jim Carl. The Carolina Theatre's senior director is a master of film history, movie-making facts and cinema technology.

The Indy recently leaned on Jim's expansive knowledge - and his experience in guiding the Carolina's conversion from film to digital — in an article on the challenges area theaters face in obtaining old prints and switching technologies.

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