Kaiju-Quest Film Series Returns to the Carolina Theatre of Durham

January 11, 2023 by Sandy Lerebours

Tickets On Sale Now 

DURHAM, NC — January 11, 2023— Kaiju-Quest Film Series runs at The Carolina Theatre of Durham on select Wednesdays, from January 18 through June 21.  

The series will screen movies that belong to the Kaiju genre, a type of Japanese film which features giant monsters attacking major cities and battling the military or other monsters. The eight movies screened in the series feature memorable monsters such as Godzilla, King Kong, Mothra, and Hedorah.  

“Kaiju films are timeless examples of what movies do best of all—free-ranging fantasy adventure, epic in scale, heroic in concept, and imaginative in execution. They’re fun movies,” says Jim Carl, Senior Director of Film at the Carolina Theatre. “Through the amazing monster designs and some of the greatest special effects wizardry in movies, Kaiju-Quest recaptures the magic of our favorite fantasy and adventure movies from childhood.” 

Kaiju-Quest is part of the theater’s Retro Film Series, which hosts double-features of classic films most Friday nights and includes several sub-series of film including Disney-Quest, featuring classic animated Disney films; MovieDiva, a series focused on strong female leads; FantasticRealm, presenting imaginative adventure, fantasy, and sci-fi films from childhood; RetroNoir, boasting classic hard-boiled crime films, mysteries, and whodunnits; and RetroGothic, a gothic horror- based series.  

The full film series, tickets, and more information can be found at carolinatheatre.org. 




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 carolinatheatre.org. 


Contact: Jordan Hewitt Beard
Senior Director of Marketing, Carolina Theatre of Durham
(919) 560-3040 | jordan@carolinatheatre.org