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Retro Film Series: 25th Anniversary Season

December 15, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

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.


The Muppet Christmas Carol & Grumpy Old Men

(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.

Followed by:

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.

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