RetroNoir Film Series Runs April 26-May 2 at Carolina Theatre of Durham

April 15, 2024 by Sandy Lerebours

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DURHAM, NC — April 15, 2024 — RetroNoir Film Series begins on April 26 at the Carolina Theatre of Durham. RetroNoir is a week-long event from April 26- May 2, boasting classic noir and neo-noir films. 

Noir films are typically dark, gritty, suspense-filled crime dramas featuring corrupt criminals, femme-fatales, and voice over narration from hard-boiled protagonists.  

RetroNoir features seven noir and neo-noir films including an 80th anniversary screening of the seminal classic “Double Indemnity,” a 50th anniversary screening of the neo-noir period piece “Chinatown,” and more.   

“From classic black-and-white films to hardboiled detectives and femme fatales, these films will keep you guessing until the final frame,” says the Carolina Theatre’s Senior Director of Film, Jim Carl. 

RetroNoir 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 films including MovieDiva Film Series, a series featuring classic films with strong female leads; Retro Epics Film Series, featuring some of the most monumental movies in film history, and Retro: The Criterion Collection Film Series, which includes culturally important classic and contemporary films that are a part of Criterion’s archive. More sub-series in the Retro Film Series can be found on the Carolina Theatre’s website. 

The full series of RetroNoir films and tickets can be found at  


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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