About the Retro Film Series

The Greatest Film Series in the World

Our weekly film series of double-features is dedicated to bringing classic movies back to the big screen! We give away door prizes and screen classic movie trailers before every film. Come see your favorite childhood movies again and learn why nostalgia is imbued with magic.

Individual Tickets: $12 per double feature (plus taxes and fees) 

Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office. The Carolina Theatre Box Office is open Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Cinema Box Office is open 30 minutes prior to the first screening of the day and closes 30 minutes after the last screening starts. 


Passes are sold at the Box Office only, Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

RETRO SEASON PASS: $150 (plus taxes and fees)
Includes every Retro Friday night double feature, Kaiju-Quest single features, and MovieDiva single features. Does not include Disney-Quest, FantasticRealm, Retro Epics, Retro Rocks!, Retro: The Criterion Collection, RetroGothic, RetroNoir, or other special events. 

RETRO SEASON PASS PLUS+: $200 (plus taxes and fees)
The Retro Season Pass Plus+ includes every Retro Friday night double feature, MovieDiva single features, Disney-Quest single features, Kaiju-Quest single features, Retro Rocks! single features, and Retro Epics Single features. Does not include Retro: The Criterion Collection, FantasticRealm, RetroGothic, RetroNoir, or special events. 

SPECIAL THANKS July-December 2023
Wendy Babcok, Walt Disney Pictures
Jake Bart, Lionsgate
Brian Belovarac, Janus Films
Bret Berg, American Genre Film Archive
Gerald Chandler, Synapse Films
Chris Chouinard, Park Circus Repertory
Jack Durwood, Paramount Pictures Repertory
Tiffany Greenwood, Swank Motion Pictures
Jason Jackowski, Universal Pictures Repertory
Dave Jennings, Sony Pictures Repertory
Brockton McKinney, Gillworks Prod & 87 Tapes Ltd.
Suzanne Russo, Mallarmé Music
Warner Brothers Repertory


SPECIAL THANKS January-June 2024 

Brian Belovarac, Janus Films
Bret Berg, American Genre Film Archive
Chris Chouinard, Park Circus Repertory
Amy Criswell, Walt Disney Pictures
Eric De Bernardo, Rialto Pictures
Jack Durwood, Paramount Pictures Repertory
Jason Jackowski, Universal Pictures Repertory
Dave Jennings, Sony Pictures Repertory
Johanna Lee, GKIDS
Ryan Maanek, Authorized Spinal Tap, LLC
Warner Brothers Repertory 

RETRO INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS who have made gifts of $200 or more between February 29 and September 15, 2023: 

Film Environmentalist ($1500+)

Film Preservationist ($500+)

Samantha Bryant
Rebekah Hawes
Nancy Kalow
Hel & John Lawton
Kevin Marshall
Ryan Martin
Kim & John McHugh
Wright Appliance 

Film Archivist ($150+)

Amy Acros
Mar & Robby Battle
Peyton Bell
Mark, Jill, & Natalie Berrong
Jamal & Marie Buie
Terry Burtyk
Matt Conner
Celeste Copeland
John Darnielle
Lilith Davis
Davis Dance Company
Jenni Elion
Chris Ferguson
Brian Fitzpatrick
Paul & Victoria Frederick
Glen Haley
Amanda Henry
Taylor Hensley
Heather Hester
Richard M. Hill
Micah Hirsch
Matthew House
Jonathan Howell
Danielle James
Valerie Jarrett
Molly Jernigan
Mike Karczewski
Max Kaufman
Moe Long
Mollie Moses
Mike Murphy
Phil & Donovan Napoli
Rebecca Newton
Johnathon Pittman
Ramblers
Watson Ross & Jenny Levine
Mel & Craig Scherer
Garrett Southerland
Hannah & Matthew Stafford
Ruth & Darrin Sutherland
Casey Sutton
Lauren Turner
Budd & Tina Wilkins