Catch your Christmas classics on the big screen, from ‘Scrooged’ to, yes, ‘Die Hard’

Bill Murray in "Scrooged."

On Dec. 8, the Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham is hosting a double feature of two beloved ’80s comedies as part of the RetroTreasures series.

First up, there’s Bill Murray in Richard Donner’s “Scrooged” (1988), a send-up of the Charles Dickens 1843 classic “A Christmas Carol” that also stars Karen Allen, John Forsythe and Bobcat Goldthwait. That’s followed by Mel Brooks’ 1983 remake of Ernst Lubitsch’s “To Be or Not to Be,” which stars Brooks, Anne Bancroft and Tim Matheson. The double bill begins at 7 p.m., and admission is $9. Details: 919-560- 3030 or

Also, on Dec. 8, the Cary Theater will show Peter Godfrey’s “Christmas in Connecticut” (1945) at 7, followed by Bruce Willis in “Die Hard” (1988). On Dec. 10, Henry Koster’s “The Bishop’s Wife” screens at 2 p.m. On Dec. 14, it’s J.J. Englert and Robert Krantz’s 2015 comedy “Christmas with the Karountzoses” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., followed by Nicholas Webster’s 1964 cult classic “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” at 9:30. Admission is $3 to $5 for each film. Details: 919-462-2051 or

Other Film Highlights

Also on Dec. 8, the N.C. Museum of Art’s Winter Films series is presenting Berry Gordy’s 1975 romantic drama “Mahogany,” starring Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams and Anthony Perkins. The event begins at 8 p.m. in the SECU auditorium in the museum’s East Building. $7 ($5 for museum members). Details: 919-715-5923 or

On Dec. 10, the Motorco Music Hall in Durham is presenting a documentary double feature consisting of Sarah Price’s “L7: Pretend We’re Dead” (2016) at 5:30 p.m. and Tim Irwin and Keith Schieron’s “Don’t Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker” (2017) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 day of. Doors open at 5 p.m. Details: 919-901-0875 or

On Dec. 11, Kings in Raleigh is hosting “Matters of Media: A Showcase of N.C. State Student Media Production,” a free program of short films, print posters, games and music at 7 p.m. On Dec. 12, the A/V Geeks present “Secrets the Snow Knows,” a night of 16 mm films that includes showings of Keith J. Atkinson’s 1974 short “Ciphers in the Snow” and Gene R. Kearney’s 1964 short “Silent Snow, Secret Snow.” 7:30 p.m. $5.

On Dec. 10, the Cinema Inc.’s 52nd season continues with Elaine May’s 1971 rom com “A New Leaf,” starring Walter Matthau and May. Subscriptions for the rest of the season are sold out, but those interested in subscribing for 2018-19 can send their contact information to

On Dec. 14, the venue hosts the Found Footage Festival: Volume 8, featuring newly unearthed VHS gems found at thrift stores across the country. 8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 8 p.m.) $12. Details: 919-833-1091 or

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