Get ready for a face lift, Carolina Theatre.

The Durham performance venue, home to the North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, will undergo a $1.8 million renovation this summer, according to Raleigh’s News & Observer.

The paper writes:

The Carolina Theatre will undergo a $1.8 million renovation this summer that will include the most significant changes to the facility since it was restored in the early 1990s.

The theater will close for construction June 13 and will reopen briefly for the N.C. Gay & Lesbian Film Festival on Aug. 11-14 before closing again. Construction is scheduled to be completed in October.

The changes include new carpeting, plaster repairs and painting, new doors and windows, and the opening of six private boxes in Fletcher Hall.

Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.