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Carolina Theater

309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701-2119
+1 919-560-3030
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Home Free Concert Rocked

Make a nearly 3hr trek to see our favorite band (Home Free) and was expecting a huge venue. So... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
April K
via mobile
Aweful

Rude staff, terrible seating. Will never go back after the way the staff talked to us and treated... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mickie H
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good35%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION
309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701-2119
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+1 919-560-3030
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"film festival"
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"across the street"
in 15 reviews
"historic theater"
in 6 reviews
"popcorn with real butter"
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"old dame"
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"huge venue"
in 2 reviews
"southside johnny"
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"orchestra seating"
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"hear everything"
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"first row"
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"staff was very friendly and helpful"
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"intimate venue"
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"great concert venue"
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"no bad seats"
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"films"
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"balcony"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make a nearly 3hr trek to see our favorite band (Home Free) and was expecting a huge venue. So pleased to see it was a smaller place. Very well kept! Staff was friendly, helped us find our seats and chatted during intermission. We were on...More

Thank April K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rude staff, terrible seating. Will never go back after the way the staff talked to us and treated us. The balcony seats were overpriced and uncomfortable. Its a long story but when the staff decides to make their own rules, regardless of what the actual...More

Thank Mickie H
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

The Carolina is one grand old dame. Great films. Great music. Wonderful film festivals. An institution!

Thank EdRockster
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We went to see Bianca Del Rio. The show was Fabulous! The theater is beautiful. Very well maintained and the organization was excellent. The staff was customer service friendly. It is so nice to see a part of history preserved in this theater.

1  Thank esplanade2017
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

I would love to give this venue 5 stars. The building is beautiful and the staff is awesome. It has a lot going for it! You will find a concession counter on every level and plenty of bathrooms since it is connected to the cinema...More

Thank Tess S
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Saw Travis Tritt there live acoustic and had a great time. Sat on first balcony and was able to see and hear everything perfectly. I like his each level has concessions and plenty of bathrooms.

Thank Kelly M
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed this theater. No bad seats. Very cozy made you feel a part of the show. Very well kept theater. Such a wonderful example of Americana.

Thank rdr1rn
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

The Carolina Theatre hosts my favorite film festival, Nevermore, every February. If you love "horror, science fiction, dark fantasy, animation, mystery/suspense, and action-thrillers" then you should definitely check it out.

Thank Tom S
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

As an Indie film lover, I visit The Carolina Theater often and consider it to be a gem in the heart of thriving downtown Durham. In addition to the usual concessions, they serve beer, wine, and popcorn with real butter! The building itself is charming...More

Thank kathleenebyhill
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful theater. Classic elegance; very nicely restored. Orchestra seating was roomy and comfortable. Nice size, so no seats are that far from the stage. Saw Squeeze play here live. The acoustics were terrific.

Thank GoLeafs85
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I am not sure what that means. Suggest you call the theater box office directly.
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