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.

“Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped?” Documentary Film

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“Save the Date! We are partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern North Carolina and Wesley Pines Retirement Community for a complimentary screening of PBS “Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped” at 6:00pm on August, 23rd. Suggested donation of $5 at the door includes the movie screening and refreshments with all proceeds benefitting the Robeson County Walk to End Alzheimer’s! Cash or Check accepted.

Local researchers with Dr. Ben Bahr’s lab at University of North Carolina at Pembroke will have an information table in the theater’s lobby and also will give a presentation and question and answer following the film. Description of Film:

PBS Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped 
Film Description: Alzheimer’s disease strikes at the core of what makes us human: our capacity to think, to love, and to remember. The disease ravages the minds of over 40 million victims worldwide, and it is one of the greatest medical mysteries of our time. Join investigators as they gather clues and attempt to reconstruct the molecular chain of events that ultimately leads to dementia, and follow key researchers in the field who have helped to develop the leading theories of the disease. Along the way, meet individuals from all walks of life who will reveal what it’s like to struggle with Alzheimer’s. Among them, members of a unique Colombian family who have learned that their genetic predisposition all but guarantees early-onset Alzheimer’s. Yet there may be hope. Join these courageous patients participating in clinical trials, and then go behind the scenes of the major drug trials to see how researchers target and test therapies that may slow and even prevent Alzheimer’s.”

Details

Date: August 23
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: FREE
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Venue

Carolina Civic Center

315 North Chestnut Street
Lumberton, 28358 United States

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910.738.4339