The Carolina Theater hosts Retrofantasma, one of the longest running monthly film festival in the country. A monthly film series of double-features dedicated to bringing classic horror movies back to the big screen in 35mm! Created in 1998, RETROFANTASMA has developed a large dedicated audience of horror movie enthusiasts whose desire to see their favorite terror flicks is matched only by their willingness to cheer at the screen.
In July Retro is playing two the most important cult movies of the 70's and 80's with a double feature of Brazil and THX-1138. Brazil is Terry Gilliam's masterpiece of Kafkaesque absurdism stuck in a dystopian retro-future (think Blade Runner by way of a thrift shop). THX-1138 was a feature release of a student film made by a little known auteur by the name of George Lucas (fun fact: George Lucas produced the most successful independent film of all time) featuring an unfinished California system and a cult-like recovery program. Of course, both these movies are justified cult classics and important pieces of American film history, but let me say (even if I sound a bit like a film snob here) you really haven't experienced these movies if you haven't seen them projected in 35mm ia theater full of enthusiastic fans. In addition, Retro goes to great lengths to make the experience as immersible and fun as possible with an awesome intro, period trailers, trivia, and even a raffle.
Tickets for the double feature are $8.00. Our group will meet-up in the upstairs lobby prior to seating at 6:30. Brazil starts at 7:00, and THX-1138 starts 15 minutes after Brazil ends.