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.

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.

Includes every Retro Friday night double feature, Kaiju-Quest single features, and MovieDiva single features. Does not include FantasticRealm, Disney-Quest, RetroNoir, RetroGothic, or other special events.

Passes are available in-person at the box office only.

Per double feature or RetroNoir, FantasticRealm, RetroGothic single feature.

Per single feature

Per single feature

Per single feature


  • FantasticRealm $80
  • RetroGothic $80
  • RetroNoir $80
    Includes your choice of any ten tickets from a series

Prices above do not include taxes and fees, which will be added at your point of purchase.

SPECIAL THANKS January-June 2023
Jake Bart, Lionsgate Repertory
Brian Belovarac, Janus Films
Chris Chouinard, Park Circus Repertory
Amy Crismer, Walt Disney Pictures
Eric Di Bernardo, Rialto Pictures
Jason Jackowski, Universal Pictures Repertory
Jack Durwood, Paramount Pictures Repertory
Tom Helburg, Sentai Filmworks
Chance Huskey, Gkids
Dave Jennings, Sony Pictures Repertory
Clemence Talliandier, Kino Lorber
Warner Brothers Repertory 


RETRO INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS who have made gifts of $150 or more between April 1, 2022 and September 30, 2022:

Film Environmentalist ($1500+)

Film Preservationist ($500+)

Kevin Marshall
Ryan Martin
Kim & John McHugh
Budd & Tina Wilkins 

Film Archivist ($150+)

Jamal Buie
Terry Burtyk
Christine Czerniejewski
Matt Conner
Celeste Copeland
Christopher & Kelly Curley
Lilith M. Davis
Jenni Elion
Pam Guidry-Vollers
Brian Heaton
Amanda Henry
Nathan & Heather Hester
Jonathan Howell
Molly Jernigan
Mike A. Karczewski 
John & Helena Lawton
Amy May Pop Art
Debbie MacEwen
Craig & Mel Scherer
Ruth & Darrin Sutherland
Ultimate Comics
Michael G. Williams