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“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.
Scott: I think this is addressed in the Charlotte Observer article. I do recall reading that the numbered facade pieces would be replaced.
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I don’t, but it bears repeating that “It’s a shame that Nashville doesn’t still have this t
It’s a shame that the late Whitney Houston who grew up in the Newark area and eventually was laid to rest there didn’t help save this theatre during her lifetime and illustrious career.
Was it the Liberty at 801 5th Avenue? Research tells me it may have been.
In the street view photo there looks to be another former theatre on 5th across the street and down. Anyone know?
There is a Princess Theatre in Mt. Dora Florida that needs to be restored.
Pleased to see North Park on CT and do plan to visit this restored gem this summer.
Haven’t visited this link in awhile and was surprised to relearn the existence of this theatre in Slippery Rock PA. It is a shame that this theatre burned as it would continue to be a nice addition to a quaint college PA town.
What is the current status of this theatre? And have learned through research that this theatre had a vertical blade sign that read CENTER though it doesn’t seem to appear in any recent photo. Anyone have additonal information about this?
Great clip….also mentioned the State Theatre in Lexington!
As always….thank you!!
raysson: Thanks for listing these engagements. 2016 is going to be a banner year for the long awaited Carolina Theatre to once again become a visual and viable presence in uptown Charlotte.
ncmark: This is wonderful news for those of us who love uptown Charlotte and all that it has to offer including the Blumenthal PAC and the Knight Center. To see a projected opening date of 2016 is “music to my ears”. Charlotte is not the only city to have lost an historical theatre(s) as I recall reading about a few in Nashville that should still be standing today. The Carolina Theatre building stands waiting to be rediscovered and given a rebirth. Thank you Bank of America for your pledge to kickstart the renovation of this important piece of Charlotte’s past.
Always interesting to read about this Carolina Theatre. Does anyone have updated information on the Carolina Theatre/Charlotte?
What is the current status of this theatre?
What a great night photo with that blade sign reading FOX.
This theatre is the current home of the I Love Lucy Live On Stage production. If you haven’t seen this show and you are in Boston….go! And if you haven’t ever been to the Lucy Comedy Festival in Jamestown NY….go! Jamestown is the birthplace of Lucille Ball, the First Lady of Comedy. www.lucy-desi.com
Stephen: Your recent post brought tears to my eyes and when I read…“An eternal Aloha to Patsy from dad” I wiped away a tear. I will truly miss my “Hawaii Guy”. God Bless you and your family.
This is a link recently sent to me via Facebook with many amazing photos of this former theatre.
Watch this amazing video between Joey and the real horses when War Horse came to Providence.
And should be the photo on the main CT page rather than the one with a sad looking marquee.