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Carolina Theater

309 West Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701
919-560-3030
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Ranked #8 of 36 Attractions in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Durham, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The Carolina Theatre is a top notch small event theatre. It has not only the very top entertainers in the world, it also has a small cinema which offers all types of films, old and new. One can sip on a lovely wine while watching a movie. How fun! A beautiful place in the theatre, too. Of the gilded age!... More

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I went for a stand-up comedy show. The venue is great. We were in the balcony and had no complaints about the view. The staff at the concessions were super-friendly. Alcohol prices are a little high, but about what you'd expect. Good selection of beers/wine. I love the historic look and feel of the place.

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Durham
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107 reviews 107 reviews
21 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I'm a huge fan of the Carolina Theatre. Always have been. I used to support them with donations, but there came a time when it felt like they were only interested in large donations. I still love and support the events, but until they appreciate smaller donations, I'll donate to area theaters that are genuinely grateful for every penny.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Carolina is very intimate and has wonderful accoustics. I love the small size and there really are no bad seats. Always look forward to seeing a concert here.

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Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A wonderful theater with rich history, decent cinema (a lot of indies, not mainstream drivel), and excellent venue for live music, spoken word, and comedy.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Saw KWS at the Carolina Theater - first time ever at this venue. Really enjoyed it. Small and intimate. Staff very pleasant - parking in deck across the street - recommended highly.

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Ohio City, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Fancy, elegant appeal; though staff not always very helpful. The concessions sometimes shut down long before the movie has finished.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Love the Carolina Theater comedy shows -- I've been to two of these shows so far (Aziz and Nerdist) and they were fantastic. My only issue is the parking -- get there EARLY, and avoid the parking deck directly across from the entrance (sort of on the side actually). Traffic will wrap around and up side streets. Lines to get... More

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Raleigh
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were lucky enough to catch a fantastic concert with Marc Cohn on a recent evening. What a magnificent old theater that has been beautifully maintained. Great sound and nice seating to be able to see everything made for a very intimate concert experience. The staff was very welcoming and friendly as if they were inviting us into their living... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Had a chance to see a show here last weekend. Loved the theater. We had balcony seats and found the view of the stage good. The acoustics were good as well. The staff was helpful. Plenty of restrooms and very clean which is great!. I love the fact that they have great parking options which were reasonable. We parked on... More

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