RetroEpics Film Festival

About RetroEpics

Longer-running films from 1920-1996

Epic Movies are movie movies. These movies are what make Hollywood Hollywood. These movies are so big they need italic emphasis. They can’t even be described with sentences that don't end in an exclamation mark! We’re talking about movies with grand stories that justify their three-hour running lengths, and sometimes more. Even their poster art is epic! As screenwriter Randall Wallace once wrote, “To qualify as epic, a story must have the universality of myth, the enchantment of saga. So an epic is more than a cracking good tale; it tells us something we'll always remember; it makes us walk out of a theater and whisper into our own hearts, "I'm changed."’

What is RetroEpics?

What is an epic movie, you ask? They're movies that both knock you for a loop and open up space in your mind that you never knew needed light.  I'm talking about movies with grand stories that justify their three-hour runnning lengths, and sometimes more. Seeing an epic movie in a real theater with a real audience and the smell of popcorn is an inescapable part of that experience. I have caught some of these films on TV, and they're okay that way, but when a movie is taking flight I want to see the audience buckling their seatbelts. Here's a collection of epics that deserve to be seen in a widescreen format. With each new season, I try to program unique films from different genres: Western, War, Musical, Sci-Fi, Historical Comedy, etc. I also attempt to expand the program's breadth beyond just "American" titles.  Serious effort has been made to not always pick the obvious movies like Gone With the Wind or The Bridge Over the River Kwai, but you're the judge of whether or not I succeeded. (The dirty jobs alway fall on the programmer.) Pay your admission at the gate and throw yourself into this new flight like famished beggars at the feast. Indulge. The movie gods may think a little more of you.

Jim Carl, Senior Director

 

 

 

RetroEpics Film Series presents
(1954, Japan, 207 min)
RetroEpics Film Series presents
(PG, 1972, Russia, 167 min)
Retro Epics presents
Paranoia meets pandemonium.
(PG, 1979, 146 min)
RetroEpics Film Series presents
The Horror. . . The Horror. . .
(R, 1979, 153 min)
RetroEpics Film Series presents
An offer you can't refuse.
(R, 1972, 175 min)
RetroEpics Film Series presents
Stanley Kubrick's epic nightmare of horror.
(1980, R, 142 min)

Now Showing

Friday, July 15

Fletcher Hall
12:45pm – 4:25pm
(1954, Japan, 207 min)
Cinema One
1:00pm – 3:00pm
(PG, 1972, Russia, 167 min)
Cinema One
4:30pm – 6:55pm
(PG, 1979, 146 min)
Fletcher Hall
4:45pm – 7:20pm
(R, 1979, 153 min)
Cinema One
7:30pm – 10:25pm
(R, 1972, 175 min)
Fletcher Hall
8:00pm – 10:25pm
(1980, R, 142 min)

Saturday, July 16

Cinema One
1:00pm – 3:45pm
(R, 1979, 153 min)
Fletcher Hall
1:15pm – 3:40pm
(PG, 1979, 146 min)
Cinema One
4:00pm – 6:55pm
(R, 1972, 175 min)
Fletcher Hall
4:15pm – 6:40pm
(1980, R, 142 min)
Fletcher Hall
7:00pm – 10:30pm
(1954, Japan, 207 min)
Cinema One
7:15pm – 10:05pm
(PG, 1972, Russia, 167 min)

Sunday, July 17

Fletcher Hall
2:00pm – 4:35pm
(R, 1979, 153 min)
Cinema One
2:10pm – 4:35pm
(1980, R, 142 min)
Cinema One
5:00pm – 7:30pm
(PG, 1979, 146 min)
Fletcher Hall
5:15pm – 8:10pm
(R, 1972, 175 min)
Cinema One
8:15pm – 11:45pm
(1954, Japan, 207 min)
Fletcher Hall
8:30pm – 11:15pm
(PG, 1972, Russia, 167 min)

Tickets

Tickets are $9 and will go on sale on Friday, May 20.

Tickets are available over the phone, online or at our Box Office.

Please call 919-560-3030 to order tickets over the phone. Phone orders carry a $3 per ticket service charge. 

Fletcher Hall Box Office Hours are 11am - 6pm, Monday through Friday, and on day-of-show one hour before show time. Live event or film tickets may be purchased in the Fletcher Hall box office. 


Cinema Box Office
 opens one half hour before the first feature of the day. Only film tickets may be purchased at the cinema box office. 

We also operate a fee-free kiosk in our cinema lobby for film ticket purchases. 

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