Located in the heart of historic downtown Lumberton, the Carolina Civic Center facility opened its doors for the first time on June 18, 1928. Then known as the Carolina Theatre, and owned by the Lumberton Theatre Company, it served the City of Lumberton and Robeson County as the area’s primary cultural arts center for more than four decades. With the nationwide flight from downtown areas during the late 1960s and 1970s, the Carolina Theatre closed its doors for business in 1975. Averting plans to demolish the theater and replace it with a parking lot, a determined effort to save the historic structure by a group of local citizens resulted in the facility reopening June 18, 1985 as the Carolina Civic Center. Tours by appointment only by calling 910-738-4339. See the beautiful glass chandelier and the historic theater organ. Schedule of performances can be found on the theatre website.

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