Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Retro Film Series Presents

Young Frankenstein & Murder By Death

Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein
(PG, 1974, 106 min)
Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) decides to resume experiments pioneered by his late father. Assisting him is the hapless hunchback Igor (Marty Feldman) and the buxom maiden Inga (Teri Garr), and when Frankenstein succeeds in creating his monster (Peter Boyle), the stage is set for an outrageous revision of the Frankenstein legend. 

Followed by:

Neil Simon’s Murder By Death*
(PG, 1976, 94 min)
Five infamous private eyes, including Sam Diamond (Peter Falk), Sidney Wang (Peter Sellers) and Jessica Marbles (Elsa Lanchester), are invited to the mysterious Lionel Twain’s castle for a dinner party. There, they are told that Twain plans a murder in the house at midnightand he will pay $1 million to the one who determines the killer. But when Twain’s blind butler (Alec Guinness) dies long before the deadline, the stakes go up for the trapped sleuths. 


*Please note that this film may contain negative depictions of people or cultures. Why are we showing it? This film was a product of its time. While it does not represent the views of the Carolina Theatre, we hope that it will provide a glimpse into American culture during its time, help spark conversation, and help us to build a better future for all in Durham.