Carolina Civic Center

319 N. Chestnut Street,
Lumberton, NC 28358

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Opened in 1928 as the Carolina Theater. In the 1940’s it was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary H.F. Kincey.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 9, 2007 at 6:07 am

Carolina Theatre (added 1981 – Building – #81000426)
319 N. Chestnut St., Lumberton
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Underwood,U.A.,Construction Co., Dixon,S.S.
Architectural Style: Classical Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture, Social History, Entertainment/Recreation
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Theater

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 9, 2007 at 6:40 am

Here is a recent photo of the Carolina Civic Center.

ncmark on January 29, 2007 at 1:57 am

Lumberton has a very large Native American population. When segregated theaters were still the norm this theater was segregated three ways. Downstairs was for Whites, and the balcony was split down the middle with a chain link fence with Blacks on one side and Native Americans on the other.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 29, 2007 at 3:44 am

This is the website for the Carolina Civic Center. The only information currently on their site is the planned re-opening in July 2007.

ENBoyd on August 21, 2008 at 7:14 am

View link
Has photos and the story of the organ installed today.
E (Buddy) Boyd

CSWalczak on September 10, 2009 at 7:38 pm

This theater has re-opened and the website is fully functional.

In addition, the theater is also running a fall series of classic films. There’s a story about the series here: View link

CSWalczak on September 10, 2009 at 8:39 pm

Theater pictures can be seen here: View link

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