The Carolina Theatre Announces its Newest Season of its Retro Film Series

January 9, 2023 by Sandy Lerebours

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DURHAM, NC — January 9, 2023The Carolina Theatre of Durham announces its newest Retro Film Series happening January-June 2023. 

Started in 1998, the Retro Film Series brings classic double-feature films to the big screen every Friday night. The Retro Film Series spotlights film noir, old Hollywood, horror, sci-fi, and classic blockbusters. In addition to its beloved double-features, the Retro Film Series also hosts genre-specific and weekend-long sub-series.  

This season’s double-features include “Blade Runner” and “Tetsuo: The Iron Man,” “The Karate Kid” and “Footloose,” “Edward Scissorhands” and “Beetlejuice,” and “The Wizard of Oz” and “Meet Me in St. Louis,” and more. 

Weaved within this season’s Retro Film Series will also be six sub-genres of classic films — Disney-Quest Film Series,  MovieDiva Film Series, Kaiju-Quest Film Series, FantasticRealm Film Series, RetroGothic Film Series, and RetroNoir Film Series. 

Disney-Quest takes place on select Wednesdays and Saturdays. Disney-Quest features classic animated Disney movies including “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Lady and the Tramp,” and more. 

MovieDiva and Kaiju-Quest happen on select Wednesdays. MovieDiva focuses on classic films with strong female leads. Films include “Covergirl,” “Show People,” “Amélie,” and more. Kaiju-Quest is a Japanese genre of film focused on big monsters. The series includes the original Godzilla film, and a variety of films pitting Godzilla against other monsters including King Kong, Mothra, and Hedorah. 

FantasticRealm, RetroGothic, and RetroNoir happen over a weekend in January, March, and June respectively. FantasticRealm is January 27-29 and features imaginative adventure, fantasy, and sci-fi films from childhood. The series includes “Forbidden Planet,” “Repo Man,” “Princess Mononoke,” “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension,” and more. RetroGothic is a gothic horror-based series from March 24-26. Films include “Black Sunday,” “The Curse of Frankenstein,” “Curse of the Demon,” “Horror of Dracula,” and more. The RetroNoir series features classic hard-boiled crime films, mysteries, and whodunnits. RetroNoir happens June 23-25. Films include “The Asphalt Jungle,” “The Killers,” “High and Low,” “White Heat,” and more. 

The full series of films and more information 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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