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How in the world can a theatre like this end up in this deplorable condition? Didn’t the locals realize what they had?
What’s the current status?
So sad that this seaside town has lost their theatre.
We appreciate Cinema Treasures and always will as its the go-to place on the internet to learn about old theatres especially the ones being restored with tender loving care by theatre minded folks. I tour many theatres each year and always mention Cinema Treasures. Thank you Ross, Patrick and Ken.
Such a shame this theatre and many others are either gone or closed..been reading about the Manor, the Bailey, the Ritz and the Colony.
The dome is exactly like the restored dome in the Hollywood Theatre/Gowanda NY.
Great to read that the auditorium dome has been replastered. Hope to read more positive updates!
Love the linen postcard picture!
I plan on calling the theatre and arrange a tour on behalf of Cinema Treasures this month!
Don: The Center is on FB. If you are on FB, please post your theatre organ knowledge there too!
Don: I enjoyed reading your lengthy post. Have been to the Polk Theatre in Lakeland and heard that theatre organ. Don’t know if you are a new CT member. If so, welcome aboard.
I see there are accent colored lights on the former Carolina Theatre uptown corner now. Hope to see work started on the theatre and rebuilding of the lobby in 2015!!
Nice! Thanks Irv!
So many theatres in downtown WPB and the theatre in Palm Beach..all gone now..such a shame!
I visited this town a few summers ago and was disappointed to learn that the Lake is no longer in this quaint lake village.
Wish the Town of Palm Beach had preserved this historical theatre!
Sorry to read that “the balcony was recently enclosed and transformed into a separate auditorium.”
I was in Concord NC last night and will check out the address at 9 Union upon my return to see what is there now.
After reading about this historical theatre it is a shame that the interior was gutted….Evanston’s loss!
Just saw on FB an interior photo of this theatre under After the Final Curtain. Will this theatre be restored as it has an awesome exterior.
loranne: If you have a dream, go for it!
No I am not involved in the restoration though I do wish them well.
Such a shame the boxes were removed by the church.
Matt: Please post an exterior photo.
“The Carolina Theatre’s facade, dismantled by the city in the late 1980s and stacked under the stage, will be placed on the front of the new lobby, facing Tryon.” I would like to see the new lobby based on the original design though it doesn’t exactly say that in the article. I would think that it would be based on the original so it would be in keeping with the original design in the auditorium. I have entered that space a few times and each time I am struck by how beautiful it must have been in its heyday. Congrats to the City of Charlotte and the Belk Foundation for realizing the importance of saving this historic theatre in uptown Charlotte.