The 85-year old Carolina Theatre is about to get a face lift. Considered one of Durham’s important “place-based” assets, the theatre has a character and appeal that are distinctly Durham.
When it opened in 1926, it was the first theater in Durham to admit African-Americans. Now it delights audiences of all ages and ethnicities with a combination of local, regional and national acts including films, plays, comedy and music of all styles.
Renovations include new carpeting, plaster repairs and painting, new doors and windows, new sound systems and the opening of the six private boxes in Fletcher Hall. The theatre will close on June 13 and reopen in October with a partial reopening in August for the North Carolina Gay & Lesbian film Festival.