Carolina Theatre Announces its Retro Film Series Season Lineup

May 24, 2022 by Sandy Lerebours

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DURHAM, NC May 24, 2022The Carolina Theatre of Durham announces its newest Retro Film Series happening July-December 2022. 

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. In addition to its beloved double-features, the Retro Film Series also hosts weekend-long sub-series, genre-specific series, and special events.  

This season’s double-features include “The Dark Crystal” and “The NeverEnding Story,” “Dirty Dancing” and “Grease,” “Legend” and “Ladyhawke,” and “Casablanca” and “Out of the Past,” and more. 

The Retro Film Series will also host special screenings of “Fantasia” in July and the original “Star Wars” trilogy in September. The series will also host special events, “Oh, Hi Mark! An Evening Inside ‘The Room’ with Greg Sestero” in September and its fifth annual Rocky Horror Picture Show Ball in October.  

Weaved within this season’s Retro Film Series will also be four sub-genres of classic films — MovieDiva Film Series, Kaiju-Quest Film Series, RetroClassics Film Series, and SplatterFlix Film Series.  

The MovieDiva Film Series and Kaiju-Quest Film Series happen on select Wednesdays from July through December. MovieDiva focuses on classic films with strong female leads. Films include “Frenchman’s Creek,” “Romancing the Stone,” “Sparrows,” and more. Kaiju-Quest is a Japanese genre of film focused on big monsters. Featured films include “The Host,” “Godzilla 1984,” the “Gamera” series, “Shin Godzilla,” and more. 

RetroClassics and SplatterFlix happen over a weekend in July and October, respectively. RetroClassics is July 22-24 and includes some of the best motion picture films throughout history. The series includes “Citizen Kane,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “Seven Samurai,” “Stormy Weather,” and more. SplatterFlix is a Halloween-based series, featuring everything spooky and happening October 7-9. Films include “Blood for Dracula,” “Flesh for Frankenstein,” “Hocus Pocus,” “The Tingler,” and more. 

The full series of films can be found at Retro double-feature tickets are $10 and a season pass can be purchased for $125. RetroClassics, SplatterFlix, and special event screenings are not included in the season pass. Please see for more information. 




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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Senior Director of Marketing, Carolina Theatre of Durham 

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