With the abundance of blockbuster movies erupting in theaters, there’s no shortage of undeniably quality flicks for holiday entertainment. However if you’re in the mood for some older fare, the Triangle area’s indie box offices are the ticket. The Varsity Theatre on Franklin Street has “It’s a Wonderful Life” on the marquee, perfect for celebrating Christmas. Interestingly, a copyright issue is partly responsible for the classic status the holiday flick holds today.
Raleigh’s Colony Theatre will air Stanley Kubrick’s kooky black comedy “Dr. Strangelove” this upcoming Wednesday, December 18th, as part of its Cool Classics series. The Colony hosts these well-chosen retro treats the third Wednesday of each month. Last month featured another Kubrick piece, “A Clockwork Orange,” and before that Ridley Scott’s “Alien.” Tickets are only five bucks, and the Colony serves beer and wine.
Continuing the throwback film trend, Durham’s Carolina Theatre features two aged flicks each Friday. This week sees “Black Christmas” and “When a Stranger Calls” projected on the big screen. The Carolina Theatre kindly posted the schedule through June 20th, so the only problem is waiting patiently until May when “The Wrath of Kahn” airs. Eight dollars secures entry to both films on the bill, a phenomenal value.
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