Old Theater

609 Broad Street,
Oriental, NC 28571

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The Old Theater in Oriental, NC opened as a movie theater in 1945. It continued as a movie theater into the late-1950’s. After closing, the building sat empty for over thirty years.

In 1992 a nonprofit organization called the Old Theater Corporation was formed. The theater was renovated and opened to the public again in 1995. It is now a cultural center where plays and concerts are performed. It is also used for art exhibits.

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NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on April 18, 2013 at 10:28 pm

According to today’s (April 18, 2013) episode of WUNC-TV’s “North Carolina Weekend” the name of the Old Theater in its movie-theater days was the Mart Theatre; it was named for the owner’s wife (“Mart” was a contraction of “Margaret”).

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