Carolina Theatre

91 Locust Street,
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

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This theatre was home of live entertainment, the Carolina Barn Dance, and “silver screen” films in the 1940’s and 1950’s in Spruce Pine, NC. Performers such as Patsy Cline, Bill Monroe, Hank Snow, Sonny James, Kitty Wells, Chet Atkins, String Bean, Scotty and Lula Belle Wiseman, and Fiddlin' Red Wilson performed here.

Currently the theatre is a 501©(3) and in need of donated film and theatre items for our lobby museum, curtains, lighting and equipment, and more to see that this theatre continues to make memories and live on in history.

Contributed by Melissa Graham

Recent comments (view all 8 comments)

KenRoe on December 15, 2006 at 11:12 am

The Film Daily Yearbook; 1941 edition gives a seating capacity of 394. In the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. the seating capacity is given as 492.

Patsy on December 19, 2006 at 4:21 pm

Interesting bit of theatre history in western NC!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 25, 2008 at 5:24 pm

Here is a photo of the Carolina Theater.

smkblknmild on April 9, 2011 at 12:58 pm

like to lease it possibly and keep it as a theater if…you have a contact number ?..thanks

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 29, 2011 at 7:50 pm

2009 picture better looking by far from what was posted above,good to see towns save these gems.

longislandmovies on October 21, 2012 at 8:41 pm

theater for sale $195,000

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