‘Groundhog Day’ and ‘Strange Brew’ at Carolina Theatre
Friday, the Carolina Theatre in Durham offers a double feature of vintage comedies as part of their RetroTreasures series. First up, there’s Harold Ramis’ 1993 classic “Groundhog Day,” starring Bill Murray as a TV weatherman caught up in a crazy time loop. That’s followed by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas’ lesser known but no less funny 1983 cult favorite “Strange Brew,” starring Moranis and Thomas as the beer-loving Canadian brothers Bob and Doug McKenzie of SCTV fame. The double bill begins at 7 p.m. and admission is $9. Details: 919-560-3030 or carolinatheatre.org.
- Saturday, The Cary Theater screens Joe Dante’s 1984 horror comedy “Gremlins” at 7 p.m., followed by Jessie Nelson’s 2015 comedy “Love the Coopers” at 9:15 (there will be an encore of “Coopers” Thursday at 7 p.m.). Sunday, Christian Carion’s 2005 drama “Joyeux Noel” shows at 2 p.m. Thursday, it’s Frank Capra’s 1946 classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 2 p.m., with Brian Desmond Hurst’s 1951 classic “A Christmas Carol” screening at 9:30. Admission is $3-$5 for each film. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
- Sunday, the Cinema Inc. series at the Rialto Theater in Raleigh presents Jules Dassin’s 1955 crime thriller “Rififi,” starring Jean Servais, Carl Möhner and Robert Manuel. Subscriptions for the rest of the season are sold out, but those interested in subscribing for 2017-2018 should send their contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wednesday at Mission Valley Cinema, the Cinema Overdrive selection for this month is John Fawcett’s 2000 fantasy horror flick “Ginger Snaps.” The movie, augmented by vintage trailers, starts at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $5 (tickets can be purchased online). Details: 919-834-2233 or ambassadorcinemas.com.