Coming Events at The Old Theater

Music & Memories May 13 & 14 2016

Featuring local musicians & folks who knew her when!

Box Office opens at 6:00 p.m. ~ Door opens at 6:30 p.m.
Concert starts at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets $20.00
No Discounts Available

at Nautical Wheelers, 411 Broad St., Oriental, 252-249-0359,
the Old Theater Box Office on Performance Nights &
online by clicking here

Rosenwald Documentary May 19 2016

Julius Rosenwald, the son of German-Jewish emigrants, rose from a relatively modest upbringing to become vastly wealthy as the president of Sears, Roebuck and Co. But instead of simply luxuriating in his well-earned success, he devoted much of his life to philanthropy, particularly concerning African-American causes, in an era when racism was rampant. He helped fund over 5,300 schools during the early part of the 20th century, most of them in the Jim Crow South, and went on to give away some $62 million by his death in 1932. Rosenwald succeeds in shedding much-needed light on its subject’s beneficence that was inspired by the Jewish ideals of tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (repairing the world). Most effectively, the film illustrates the tremendous effect his generosity had on the African-American community, which can be felt to this day.

Built in the early 1920s, Holt’s Chapel is one of four Rosenwald Schools built in Pamlico County. Though in need of renovation to prevent further deterioration, it’s the only one still operational on its original site on Janiero Road in Oriental. Of the 800 Rosenwald Schools that were built in North Carolina, about 15% still remain. So the preservation of this historic site would help it gain National Historic Landmark status. This film is being shown as a fundraiser for Holt’s Chapel Community Center, Inc., a 501c3 organization. Admission is FREE/by donation. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Film begins at 7:00 p.m. For a sneak peek, visit

Friday Flicks "In the Heart of the Sea" May 20 2016


Preceded by a cartoon and the next episode of The Complete Adventures of Flash Gordon.

Box Office opens at 6:30 p.m. ~ Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Movie starts at 7:30 p.m.

Admission $5.50 Includes FREE popcorn

All proceeds go to the support of The Old Theater,
a non-profit organization.

Children's Theater Workshop Jun 25~Jul 24 2016

The Children’s Theater workshop is open to children in grades 1-12 and conducted at Oriental’s Old Theater by a qualified teacher with a degree in Theater Arts Education. Classes run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, go to or click here to download a registration form: 2016 CTW Registration.pdf

The Gravy Boys Aug 13 2016

Presented by the Old Theater Corp. Visit the Gravy Boys online at

Box Office opens at 6:30 p.m. ~ Door opens at 7:00 p.m.
Concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $20.00

at Nautical Wheelers, 411 Broad St., Oriental, 252-249-0359 &
Old Theater Box Office on Performance Night

9th Annual Chili Cookoff Oct 22 2016

Taste some great chili and help raise funds for the Old Theater at the 9th Annual Chili Cookoff. It takes place on the waterfront, where more than a dozen chefs compete each year to be either the People’s Choice or Judge’s Pick — and sometimes both.

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Place: Oriental Marina & Inn Courtyard, 103 Wall Street, Oriental
Admission: $10.00

All proceeds go to the support of The Old Theater,
a non-profit organization.