The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater is a beautifully-restored treasure listed on the National Register of Historic Places that offers visitors a unique and visually stunning experience. The theater is located at 315 North Chestnut Street in the heart of downtown Lumberton. First opened in 1928 as a vaudeville and silent film house, the theater offers a wide array of programming including live touring performances, original productions, art exhibits, films, special events and rentals.

Best of the Year Summer Film Series Announced

Best of the Year Summer Film Series Announced


Best of the Year Summer Film Series

Showtimes 7pm

All tickets $5

Tickets can be purchased in-person or by  telephone 1-5pm weekdays through our administrative offices or by calling the Civic Center at (910) 738-4339. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Theater lobby box office opens for ticket sales one hour prior to performance.

July 7  The Big Short (R)

R | 2h 10min | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 23 December 2015 (USA)

The Big Short is a 2015 American biographical comedydrama film directed and co-written by Adam McKay. It is based on the non-fiction 2010 book of the same name byMichael Lewis about the financial crisis of 2007–2008, which was triggered by the build-up of the housing market and theeconomic bubble. Stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt.

Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture,Best Director, Best Supporting Actor for Bale, and winningBest Adapted Screenplay.

July 14 Bridge of Spies  (PG-13)

PG-13  |  142 min  |  Drama, History, Thriller  |  16 October 2015 (USA)

Bridge of Spies is a 2015 American historical dramathrillerfilm directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay written byMatt Charman, Ethan Coen, and Joel Coen. Stars Tom Hanks,Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda. Based on the 1960 U-2 incident during the Cold War, the film tells the story of lawyer James B. Donovan, who is entrusted with negotiating the release of Francis Gary Powers—a pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union—in exchange forRudolf Abel, a captive Soviet KGB spy held under the custody of the United States. Received six Academy Awardnominations including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, and won Best Supporting Actor for Rylance.

July 21 Brooklyn (PG-13)

PG-13 | 1h 51min | Drama, Romance | 25 November 2015 (USA)

Brooklyn is a 2015 IrishBritishCanadian drama directed byJohn Crowley and written by Nick Hornby, based on Colm Tóibín‘s novel of the same name. Stars Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, and Julie Walters. Set in 1951 and 1952, the film tells the story of a young Irish woman’s immigration to Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within them for her.

Nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

July 28   In The Good Old Summertime Singalong with Organist Mark Andersen 

Mark Andersen returns to the console of the Robert Morton theater organ on Thursday, July 28th at 7PM for an old fashioned Sing-Along and that wonderful silent comedy “Mighty Like A Moose.”

You’ll be able to sing along to great favorites like:

“Nothing Could be Finer than to be in Carolina”

“The Sound of Music”

“Getting to Know You”

“Hello Dolly”

“In The Good Old Summertime”

“Carolina Moon”

“For Me and My Gal”

“You’re a Grand Old Flag”

“Give My Regards To Broadway”

Mark will play his original score to the hilarious 28 minute silent comedy “Mighty Like A Moose” starring Charley Chase.

It’s the story of a very plain husband and wife who both secretly decide to get plastic surgery to improve their appearance. After the operations they don’t recognize each other and try to pick each other up on a date. Oh My!!!!!

The fun never ends!

August 4 The Revenant (R)

R  |  156 min  |  Adventure, Drama, Thriller  |  8 January 2016 (USA)

The Revenant is a 2015 American historical drama film directed, co-produced, and co-written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. The screenplay by Iñárritu and Mark L. Smith is based in part on Michael Punke‘s eponymous novel, inspired by the experiences of frontiersman Hugh Glass in 1823, in what is now Montana and South Dakota. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Glass, and co-stars Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, and Will Poulter.   Academy Awards for Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Cinematography.

August 11 Spotlight (R)

R     2015 ‧ Drama film/Thriller ‧ 2h 9m

Spotlight is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by Tom McCarthy and written by McCarthy and Josh Singer. The film follows The Boston Globe‘s “Spotlight” team, the oldest continuously operating newspaper investigative journalist unit in the United States, and its investigation into cases of widespread and systemic child sex abuse in the Boston area by numerous Roman Catholic priests. It is based on a series of stories by the actual Spotlight Team that earned The Globe the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Brian d’Arcy James, Liev Schreiber, and Billy Crudup. Academy Award for Best Picture along with Best Original Screenplay, from six nominations in total.

August 18 Amy (R)   Best Documentary

R     2015 ‧ Biography/Musical ‧ 2h 8m

Amy (promoted as Amy: The Girl Behind the Name) is a 2015 British documentary film that depicts the life and death of British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, directed by Asif Kapadia. Depicts Winehouse’s life largely from the standpoint of her struggle with substance abuse problems both before and after her career began to blossom, and which eventually caused her premature death.  Academy Award for Best Documentary.

August 25 Son of Saul (R) Best Foreign Film

R      2015 ‧ Drama film/Thriller ‧ 1h 57m

Son of Saul (Hungarian: Saul fia) is a 2015 Hungarian drama film directed by László Nemes and co-written by Nemes and Clara Royer. It is set in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II, and follows a day-and-a-half in the life of Saul Ausländer (played by Géza Röhrig), a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando. Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.