We saw Maria Bamford perform here last week and the show was great. A really cool, historic theater, but it could use a little love and restoration and something to get rid of the slightly musty smell. That said, our view was pretty good, even from the second balcony and we had a fun time.
Jul 22, 2019
I attended the 85 south boys comedy show. The employees there were very friendly and very attentive. The theater was very beautiful in a retro type of way. It was a sold-out show so every seat was taken. Even though it's an older building I'm a very tall woman and very curvy and honestly even though we were shoulder-to-shoulder I was comfortable. I really enjoyed my visit and the show was amazing.
Aug 10, 2019
Nice restored theatre in downtown area. Performance hall and two movie theatres. Have enjoyed many great concerts here. If you are on the main floor level avoid the very back - being under the overhang of the balcony can affect sound quality.
Jul 12, 2019
Amazing! I went to see a movie and the building is beautiful. The lighting and clarity of the movie was the best I've ever seen. Very nice people working there as well. I'm definitely going to be a regular. Thank you for existing!
Oct 8, 2019
Beautiful vintage venue. VERY convenient that parking is right across the street because I usually dread finding spots in Durham downtown. Acoustics were great, lighting was great, staff was very kind and engaging. My only complaint was that I had a handrail in my field of view from my regular seat (Balcony 2, front row) but I moved up a row at intermission with no problem.
Sep 6, 2019
Excellent customer service, comfortable seating and most importantly the GREATEST popcorn ever! Vegan option available or real butter with organic popcorn.
A classic Durham spot to enjoy movies, concerts and more. You will not be disappointed in this gem!
Sep 15, 2019
Love this place! Retro Film Series is a great value and a great way to spend an evening. Also, CT has nice selection of beer and wine.
Oct 13, 2019
This place is super neat. Very cool staff, and the movie selection during Halloween season is amazing and diverse. Serves beer in the concessions, it's super clean, and we just love it!
Oct 22, 2019
This theatre in Durham is beautiful, and so are the people who work here! Had a wonderful time. If another band we like is playing here, we will definitely come back. Very worth the drive from Charlotte.
May 13, 2019
I attended and India Arie concert here and thoroughly enjoyed it. Parking was free and easily accessible right across the street from the theater, and traffic was well controlled. We were in and out without any headaches. And the show was awesome. India Arie is a queen!
We had to find food outside of the theater, so the only thing I would suggest is having at the very least hot dogs and pizza available in the theater concessions (popcorn and candy, etc. wasn't quite enough). We ended up going next door to the Marriott hotel's restaurant, and that food was very very good! We felt a bit rushed since we didn't plan to step away to eat. The information that came from the theater prior to the concert did mention restaurants choices in the area around theater, but we didn't plan ahead. All worked out though, and we had a great night.
Jun 11, 2019
Beautifully restored to its 1926 build date. Lots of History here, great live world-class performances and semi reasonable prices. Great staff and service.
Jun 10, 2019
Loved the friendly people that worked here. Watched my daughters dance recital here. And the performances were excellent.
Jun 5, 2019
Quaint with an old world vibe. Indie movies and older feature films. Good ballroom with plenty of variety in the shows, including live podcast shows.
May 2, 2019
Went there for the India.Arie concert. Temperature was good, sound was great and great view from our balcony seats. Would definitely return for another concert.