Built in 1927, the historic Carolina Theatre proudly welcomes audiences downtown to enjoy the rich atmosphere and ambiance of another era while enjoying classic movies and some of today’s top performers.
The Carolina Theatre, originally billed as “The Showplace of the Carolinas,” opened on Halloween night in 1927 as a 2,200-seat vaudeville theater. Mayor Paul Lindley was issued the first ticket and joined opening night crowds in exclaiming over the glittering crystal chandeliers, gilded railings, marbled columns, and classical statues. The Carolina was considered to be the finest theater between Washington D.C. and Atlanta.
Newly renovated in 2018, The Carolina Theatre now has nightly entertainment ranging from ballet productions, live music, youth dance recitals, talent shows, cultural exhibitions, operas, and classic and modern movies.