At The Cary Theater in downtown Cary on Saturday night, there will be a double feature of both versions of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” Norman Z. McLeod’s 1947 take on James Thurber’s 1937 short story starring Danny Kaye shows at 7, with Ben Stiller’s 2013 adaptation, starring Stiller and Kristen Wiig, following at 9:30. Sunday afternoon at the same venue, Kirk Jones’ 1998 British comedy “Waking Ned Devine” screens at 2 p.m. Monday evening at 7:30, The Cary will host “Preserving America’s Memories: Film, TV, and Sound at the Library of Congress,” a free presentation by Paul R. Klamer, video lab supervisor of The Packard Campus Audio Visual Conservation Center. The following evening, “Tuesday Teen Night @ The Cary” will feature Chris Columbus’ 2001 family fantasy favorite “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” at 7 p.m. On Thursday night, Jerry Zucker’s 1990 romantic fantasy “Ghost” will show at 7 and 9:30. Admission to all features at The Cary is $5. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
▪ In Durham on Friday, the Carolina Theatre’s Retrofantasm film series presents a double feature dubbed “They’re Coming to Eat You!” consisting of two cult classic late ’70s zombie-centric horror flicks: George Romero’s “Dawn of the Dead” (1978), followed by Ken Wiederhorn’s “Shock Waves” (1977). The double bill begins at 7 p.m., and admission is $8 ($6.25 for Star members). Details: 919-560-3030 or festivals.carolinatheatre.org/retrofantasma.
▪ Also Friday night in Durham, Duke’s Screen/Society hosts a screening of Amr Salama’s 2012 Egyptian comedy “Excuse My French” at LSRC 101 (Love Auditorium) as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the International House at Duke University. A discussion will follow the film with Professor Mbaye Lo. Monday night, the Reel Global Cities Film Series presents Ritesh Batra’s 2013 Indian drama “The Lunchbox” at Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater. Tuesday evening at the same venue, the 2015 Ethics Film Series shows John Carney’s 2006 musical drama “Once.” All of the Screen/Society’s screenings start at 7 p.m. and are free. Details: 919-660-3030 or ami.trinity.duke.edu/screensociety.
▪ On Tuesday evening, The Rialto Theater in Raleigh will host a special screening of two acclaimed works by local filmmakers: Patrick Shanahan’s 2014 feature “Empirica” and Kieran Moreira’s recent short film “Harbinger.” 7:30. $10. Details: 919-856-8683 or ambassadorcinemas.com.
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