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Carolina Theatre lines up retro movies in film series

Posted September 18, 2014

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Marbles Kids Museum has its MaxRewind series right now, featuring classics from the 1980s and 1990s in its IMAX theater.

Now Carolina Theatre is rolling out some of my childhood favorites like "The Neverending Story" as part of its Escapism Film Festival. The festival runs Friday through Monday at the Durham theater. 

"Your favorite childhood movie heroes are back: Jack Burton, Buck Rogers, Admiral Kirk, Snake Plissken, Kermit the Frog, Indiana Jones and so many more," the theater's website says. "Escapism captures the magic of your favorite fantasy and adventure movies from the late seventies and early eighties."

Tickets are $9 and $6 for kids 12 and under. I'd say most of these films would be best for grade schoolers and up ... and, in some cases, teens and up. They are not all young family friendly. But the line-up does include the PG-rated "The Neverending Story" from 1984; the G-rated "The Last Unicorn" from 1982; and, my favorite of all time, the PG-rated "The Princess Bride" from 1987. ("The Princess Bride" also is playing at Marbles' theater this weekend).

Check Carolina Theatre's website for the full schedule.

I'll throw a couple of things out there ... first, I would love to see "The Dark Crystal" on the big screen.

And, since The Neverending Story's theme song is in my head, I'll share it with you too. This video is cracking me up!

 

 

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  • David McIntee Sep 19, 2014
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    I believe you should be referring to that venue as the Carolina Theare of Durham to avoid confusion with other similarly named "Carolina theatre's"

  • Chris Chappell Sep 19, 2014
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    I hope they do the Muppet Movie or Great muppet Caper

  • greenbloggirl Sep 19, 2014

    The video tops the day off for me! The lip singing is classic!

  • Christopher Rose Sep 19, 2014
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    Except if you look at the schedule there is no Indianan Jones movie.

  • Sarah Hall Sep 19, 2014
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    It really is beyond words @HarrisTeacher. Ahh ... the 80s.

    Sarah

  • Sarah Harris Sep 19, 2014
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    Thanks for including the video! That was awesome! LOL!!! Now the song is stuck in my head too :)

  • Sarah Hall Sep 19, 2014
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    Check out the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences on the first Friday of each month. They play classic sci fi flicks on those nights.

    Sarah

  • Chris VanderHaven Sep 19, 2014
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    I've seen a number of 'classics' at Carolina Theatre, like 'The Dark Crystal', 'Little Shop of Horrors', etc. I love that such a historic theatre still plays these classics. Now we just need some classic 50's sci-fi, like 'Journey to the Center of the Earth', 'The Day the Earth Stood Still', 'Them!', and 'Creature from the Black Lagoon'.