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.

Comedian James Gregory

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Comedian James Gregory


7:30pm Friday January 26, 2018
Comedian James Gregory

James Gregory, often referred to as “The Funniest Man in America,” returns to the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater in downtown Lumberton on January 26 for one performance only.  Tickets $28 or $35 Middle Front (limited quantity). TICKETS GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 22!

Ticketing Information
Tickets can be purchased in-person or by  telephone with credit card or cash 1-5pm Monday through Friday through our administrative offices in the theater’s second floor (enter on Fourth Street side), 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.

More about James Gregory
While his routines include such Southern subjects as covered-dish suppers, road trips to Stuckey’s, and the healthy aspects of fried foods, it’s a mistake to consider him a regional comic. Says Gregory, “To me, Southern comedians are guys who get onstage and talk about pickup trucks, rifle racks and cow-tipping. I don’t talk about the South; I just deliver my material with a Southern accent. My comedy is based on the real life-the people I grew up with. My notions about food came from them. They all eat fried foods and many of them are in their eighties. Meanwhile you read in the news how some health nut kicked the bucket jogging on the way home from the health food store.”Gregory, as much a Southern story-teller as comic, is known for a style that breaks from political correctness and much of his humor is centered on brilliant observations of crazy relatives and people obsessed with the slightest change in weather conditions. He delights in poking fun at modern sensitive parents and out-of-control environmentalists. For over two decades, the unforgettable caricature of veteran comedian James Gregory has stood grinning: his shirt un-tucked, his arms outstretched, a carefree welcome to a down-home, hilarious comedy experience. It’s storytelling at its best.



Date: January 26, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: $28 – $35
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Carolina Civic Center

315 North Chestnut Street
Lumberton, 28358 United States

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  • Tickets for mainstage events can be purchased ANY TIME on-line by clicking on the "PURCHASE TICKETS NOW" on that event's web site page.
  • OR
  • In person or by telephone with credit card or cash Noon-6 pm Monday through Friday through our administrative offices on the theater’s 2nd Floor (use 4th Street entrance), or by calling the theater at 738-4339 Ext. 106.
  • The Theater lobby box office opens for ticket sales one hour prior to a performance.