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Film Picks: Mallarme Chamber Players accompany 1920 horror classic at Carolina Theatre

Robert Wiene’s 1920 horror classic “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.”
Robert Wiene’s 1920 horror classic “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.” Decla-Bioscop AG

Friday, the Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham screens two cult horror flicks from 1986: Stephen Herek’s “Critters” and Fred Dekker’s “Night of the Creeps” as part of their RetroFantasma film series. The double bill begins at 7 p.m. and admission is $9. Then on Tuesday, in conjunction with Mallarmé Chamber Players, the Carolina presents Robert Wiene’s 1920 horror classic “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” with original chamber music composed by Eric Schwartz. 7:30. $20. Details: 919-560-3030 or

Other highlights

  • Friday at The Cary Theater, it’s “Movie Madness Finalists Night” with screenings of Mel Brooks’ Western satire “Blazing Saddles” at 7 p.m., followed by Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 thriller “Pyscho” at 9. Saturday, Francois Ozon’s 2016 war drama “Frantz” shows at 7 p.m., followed by Frank Lotito’s 2015 comedy drama “Growing up Smith” at 9:30 (encore of “Frantz” at 2 p.m. on Sunday). On Wednesday, Arts Access presents a screening of Rodrigo Dorfman’s 2017 documentary “Tommy! The Dreams I Keep Inside Me,” followed by a performance by the Triangle Alliance Chorus. Admission is $3-$5 to each film except for the “Tommy” event, which is free. Details: 919-462-2051 or
  • Friday in Raleigh, the PNC Downtown Raleigh Movie Series will present Chris Columbus’ 1993 comedy “Mrs. Doubtfire,” starring Robin Williams, at City Plaza. The Movie begins at dusk. Free. Details: 919-832-1231 or
  • On Thursday (June 1), Garner’s Movie Night on the Back Lawn Series presents David Yates’ 2016 fantasy hit “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and Alison Sudol. Details: