(DURHAM, NC — September 29, 2020) — Building on the steady success of its Friday takeout concessions hours, the Carolina Theatre of Durham is adding a Saturday takeout concession night and offering a free live performance series: From The Window. Artists will perform from the window of the Connie Moses Ballroom, above and away from the concessions pick-up area.
The From The Window performance series starts Friday, October 2 with Lynn Grissett of the New Power Generation Hornz & guitarist Russell Favret. Durham’s own al riggs plays Bile and Bone and Others on Saturday, October 3. Both performances start at 5 p.m. and will end by dusk. For more information on these talented artists, please see the Carolina Theatre website: carolinatheatre.org.
No tickets will be sold or admission charged for these performances. The artists will perform while guests arrive to pick up their concessions orders, and for anyone else walking through downtown Durham during Downtown Durham Inc.’s The Streetery hours (5-9:30 p.m.).
Carolina Theatre Saturday takeout concessions hours will start at 4 p.m., the same as they do on Fridays. Movie and concert fans who desire the Carolina Theatre’s delicious organic popcorn with real butter, local craft beer and other snacks and drinks can order concessions online at the venue’s website and pick them up between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at a service table outside the downtown venue (309 West Morgan St.).
As has been the case since May, takeout concessions guests and staff are required to follow the public health guidelines currently in place: wear face coverings, maintain a physical distance of six feet from other guests and staff and use hand sanitizer to avoid any potential contamination. If someone doesn’t feel well, they should stay home.
Guests must follow all North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (NC ABC) laws regarding alcohol. No alcohol can be consumed on the Carolina Theatre’s grounds.
Carolina Theatre staff will monitor the guests in regard to compliance with existing public health recommendations. Anyone not following these recommendations will be asked to leave. If the area doesn’t seem safe, the performances will stop.
Additional live performances From The Window and Saturday takeout concession nights will be announced pending the execution of this weekend’s sessions.
To support the programming and the staging of From The Window performances, guests and fans are encouraged to become a member of, or donate to, Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc., the nonprofit that operates the city-owned historic venue.
Now more than ever, the Carolina Theatre is committed to re-connecting with talented local artists it can present to its dedicated community in a safe way. And, the venue always relishes another opportunity to serve up the best popcorn in the world. That’s how it stays in the heart of downtown Durham. Like it has been since 1926.