The Carolina Theatre of Durham’s Retro Film Series hosts double-features of classic films most Friday nights. The series features door prizes and screens retro movie trailers before every film. Retro showcases film noir, pre-Code Hollywood, horror, sci-fi, and classic blockbusters featuring the biggest stars of the day.
See your favorite childhood movies again and learn why nostalgia is imbued with magic.
RETRO FILM SERIES PRESENTS
Brian Henson’s THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL
(G, 1992, 85 min)
The Muppets star in the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge receives visits from ghosts of three Christmases—past, present, and future. They show him the error of his self-serving ways, but the miserable old man is past any hope of redemption and happiness.
Donald Petrie’s GRUMPY OLD MEN
(PG-13, 1993, 105 min)
In Wabasha, Minnesota, retirees John Gustafson and Max Goldman are feuding next-door neighbors. Living alone, they spend their time ice fishing, trading insults, and pulling cruel practical jokes on each other, including John leaving a dead fish in Max’s truck. John and Max find themselves attracted to Ariel Truax, a free-spirited English professor who moves in across the street and are soon competing for her affections.