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Ghostbusters and High Spirits

When: Fri., Nov. 27 2015

GHOSTBUSTERS AND HIGH SPIRITS

FRIDAY, NOV. 27, DURHAM

CAROLINA THEATRE—This supernatural Retrofantasma double-feature pairs one of the biggest comedy hits and the oddest comedy non-hits of the 1980s. First is the one you know by heart, about a group of Marshmallow Man-zapping scientists who you're gonna call when there's something strange in your neighborhood. Brush up on the lore for Paul Feig's female-centric reboot next summer, which misogynists on Twitter think is the worst thing to happen anywhere ever. Then stick around for the bizarro team-up of Steve Guttenberg, Peter O'Toole, Liam Neeson, Daryl Hannah and future The Crying Game director Neil Jordan in the 1988 screwball comedy High Spirits, where O'Toole's character tries to drum up interest in his fading bed-and-breakfast by having his employees fake a haunting, which turns a wee bit real. Overshadowed by the similarly plotted Beetlejuice, which came out the same year, it's ... not exactly a lost classic, but it has a certain, ahem, "spirited" charm. It's such a brazen combination of talents that there's a definite curiosity factor, not to mention a leg up for anyone playing "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon." 7 p.m., $9, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham, 919-560-3030, www.carolinatheatre.org.Zack Smith

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