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Carolina Theater

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Address: 309 West Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701
Phone Number: +1 919-560-3030
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 18:00

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Really nice theatre in the heart of Durham, North Carolina. Reasonable prices, excellent snack shop.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Tiltonsville, Ohio
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Tiltonsville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice theatre in the heart of Durham, North Carolina. Reasonable prices, excellent snack shop.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Older building but very convenient for the price. It's a welcomed relief for a family that cannot afford the bigger venue for a night of entertainment

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been to several comedy shows at the Carolina Theatre and have sat in the upper balcony and down in the orchestra so we have had both experiences. Should you have the opportunity, sit in the orchestra.. The balconies have a feel as if you have a birds eye view and has a very steep sight... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I go to Carolina Theater frequently. Usually for films, occasionally for live performances. It holds a very important place in Durham's history. Let's talk films first. The cinema has 2 theaters, one medium size by today's standards, the other small. New seating makes for very comfortable viewing. The real treasure is that they show limited release, early release and retro... More 

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Thank Louise833
Durham
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329 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I've been a fan as long as I can remember. Great place to see a film or a film festival... Retro films and the NC Gay and Lesbian Film Festival... First run art films, too. And great theatre for great bands. I've so enjoyed seeing folks like the Mavericks, Jamie Cullum, Rosanne Cash, and Durham's very own, Delta Rae.

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I understand there is some history here, and nice architecture for Durham, but the sound system was not good, the seats uncomfortable, and the place was, well, just dirty. Walking out after a performance at night was scary because there were homeless panhandlers roaming around asking for money. And with all the shootings that Durham has had, it is not... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We recently attended a concert at the Durham Theater -- one of a few times we've seen a show here. Built in the 1920s the facility is really lovely and there is not a bad seat in the house. We sat in the upper balcony and could still see and hear everything. There was even a couple dancing in an... More 

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Thank elandja
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

We were lucky enough to take a self guided tour of this magnificent building, built 1926! It has been been renovated and there is a small exhibit of Durham segregation history on the 3rd floor. On the first floor is a history of the building. There is one elevator. We went to the performance of Chris Botti and the show... More 

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Thank Susan L
North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

I visited the Carolina Theater this past weekend for the first time. I was impressed how large this place was. There is a cinema on one side and a concert venue on another. The staff seemed to be very helpful in getting you to your correct seat. I sat in the first tier balcony and was pleasantly surprised how well... More 

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Thank Tiffany W
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is a nice venue located downtown in Durham,so it's close to restaurants and located next door to the Marriott Hotel. It has a lower and upper level, a small theater but great for attending a small show/concert (i.e. jazz concert).

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