Carolina Theatre in downtown Greensboro wins a $150,000 national grant

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The Carolina Theatre in Greensboro (The Greensboro News & Record)

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Carolina Theatre in downtown Greensboro has won a $150,000 national grant toward a $2.5 million campaign to rejuvenate the venue.

The theater was among 11 historical sites in the country chosen by voters to receive the funding, which is provided by American Express.

The site will be able to replace worn seats and restore its historic look. The theater was nominated for the Partners in Preservation grant by Downtown Greensboro, Inc.

There are plans for the venue to host concerts, weddings, graduations, recitals and plays.

“Downtown Greensboro, Inc is very excited to partner with one of the community’s historic and valued assets. When we were first approached about this program, it was clear that the Carolina Theatre was the perfect venue. The economic impact of the theatre is tremendous for the community and businesses in Downtown Greensboro,” says DGI President Zack Matheny, according to a press release. “This awesome grant was made possible by the community coming together, voting for, and supporting the Carolina Theatre. We send thanks to everyone for caring about the Carolina!”

The campaign to raise the money to rejuvenate the theater was unveiled in September.