Carolina Theatre Announces its Retro Film Series 2022 Lineup

January 3, 2022 by Sandy Lerebours

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DURHAM, NC January 3, 2022— The Carolina Theatre of Durham announces its 2022 Retro Film Series lineup for the upcoming 24th season.

Started in 1998, the Retro Film Series brings classic double-feature films to the big screen every Friday night. The Retro Film Series spotlights film noir, pre-Code Hollywood, horror, sci-fi, and classic blockbusters.

“The Retro Film Series is beloved by so many in Durham and the Triangle,” says the Carolina Theatre’s Director of Film, Jim Carl. “It’s a great opportunity for people to see their favorite films on the big screen and to relive the nostalgia and excitement with friends and family”.

Films for the upcoming series include “Strait-Jacket”, “The Haunting (1963)”, “The Letter”, “Raising Arizona”, “Car Wash”, “Dr. Strangelove”, “The Sandlot”, “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”, and more.

In addition to weekly double-features, the Retro Film Series also includes three sub-genres of classic films—the Moviediva Film Series, the FantasticRealm Film Series, and the MysteryRealm Film Series. Moviediva happens on select Wednesday nights starting on January 19. Moviediva focuses on classic films with strong female characters. FantasticRealm is a week-long event from March 11-17 that hosts imaginative films from childhood. Films include “Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone”, “Logan’s Run”, “King Kong (1976)”, “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings”, “The War of the Worlds (1953)”, and more. MysteryRealm is also a week-long event from June 24-30 that hosts classic mystery-thrillers. Films include select Alfred Hitchcock movies such as “Rear Window”, “Vertigo”, “The Birds”, “North By Northwest” as well as Michaelangelo Antonioni’s “Blow-Up” and Lewis Gilbert’s “Cast a Dark Shadow”, among others.

The full series of films can be found at Retro double-feature tickets are $10 and a season pass can be purchased for $100. Moviediva and FantasticRealm screenings are not included in the season pass and pricing varies. Please see for more information.

The Carolina Theatre requires all guests to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before entering the building. Additionally, all guests are required to wear a face mask at all times unless actively eating or drinking, regardless of vaccination status.




About The Carolina Theatre of Durham:

Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which manages the city-owned Carolina Theatre at 309 W. Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701. Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is dedicated to presenting vibrant, thought-provoking film and live performances that contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of downtown Durham and the Triangle Region. More information at


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