Hamlet Performing Arts Center

Main Street,
Hamlet, NC 28345

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Additional Info

Functions: Performing Arts

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Hamlet Opera House, Carolina Theatre, Hamlet Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 910.417.7798
Manager: 910.417.7798

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ca 1913

The Hamlet Opera House was constructed in 1912, originally with a Greek Revival facade with corresponding interior. It was renovated in the early-1930’s in Art Deco style. Research is continuing to determine the architect and architectural firm. It originally seated approximately 500.

This structure is presently owned by the city of Hamlet. The city is presently involved with moving and restoring the Historic Hamlet Passenger Depot (http:www.hamletdepot.org). The architect in charge of that project has recently assumed the restoration of this historic theater.

Contributed by Bobby Moser

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 20, 2011 at 6:12 pm

In the Sept 7 1964 BOXOFFICE and nice story on the Remodeling of the Hamlet Theatre.300 new seats were put in,at the cost of $13,000.The total Remodeling job will run about $35,000.The Marquee got new neon tubing,new wiring and a freash coat of Paint.Local leaders to repair the theatre were:John Boney,James Stubbs,and Richard Conder.There goal is whole family entertainment,[In about Four years a whole new wave of Hollywood movies would be hitting small town screens,very few G-rated}.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 20, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Also Pope Gantt and Dr.Wingate Williamson helped in the renovation project.

robboehm on January 1, 2022 at 9:35 am

The Hamlet was the first theatre in Richmond County.

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