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.

Wilmington on Fire Documentary Film

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As part of the theater’s “Films That Matter” Series, a screening of the powerful film “Wilmington on Fire.”

Wilmington on Fire (synopsis): Rosewood has long been infamous, but Wilmington came first and was even more devastating in its effects. In 1898, Wilmington was North Carolina’s largest city, with a majority black population, a thriving black middle class, and a biracial Republican-Populist fusion government. On November 10, an armed mob of Democrat-backed white supremacists opened fire on African American neighborhoods, slaughtering hundreds and driving thousands out of the city for good. In a five-year passion project that consumed all his resources, director Christopher Everett amassed rare photographs, original research, and testimonies from historians and descendants of the victims to uncover a shocking event that marked a turning point in the politics of the post-Reconstruction South. Film length is 89 minutes.

A Q&A session with the film’s director, Christopher Everett, will follow the screening.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased noon-5:30pm weekdays at the theater or at the door. Doors open 6pm for the 7pm screening. Contact the theater at 910-738-4339 for more information.

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Date: January 24, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: $5
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Carolina Civic Center

315 North Chestnut Street
Lumberton, 28358 United States

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910.738.4339