2013 CAPA Summer Movie Series
Venue: Ohio Theatre (More Info)
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CAPA’s Summer Movie Series, the longest-running classic film series in America, turns 43 this year! Come enjoy an incredible lineup of classics, cult favorites, and beloved films. Highlights include 12 series premieres, a silent film with live musical accompaniment, two Saturday mornings of classic cartoons, and one "Fright Night Friday" double feature. With 27 films covering practically every genre, there's something for everyone—action, suspense, romance, comedy, drama, mystery, musicals, horror, and even a little Hitchcock—all in the grandeur of the Ohio Theatre! It's the hottest (and cheapest) ticket in town!
Clark Wilson & the “Mighty Morton” Theatre Organ
Now celebrating his 22nd CAPA Summer Movie Series, Wilson has been named in numerous Who's Who and Men of Achievement editions and was the 1998 American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS) Organist of the Year. An acclaimed organ technician and consultant, he has also been professionally involved with more than 200 pipe organ installations to date and has earned the ATOS Technician of Merit award, the only person to receive both ATOS distinctions.
The magnificent “Mighty Morton” theatre organ was installed in 1928 at a cost of $21,000. It is equipped with a number of sound effects made by bells, cymbals, drums, whistles, and marbles (to make the sound of waves). The pipes and sound effects for the organ are located behind the large gold drapes on either side of the stage.
Organist David Fleischer will also provide live organ accompaniment at select movie screenings.
Historic Ohio Theatre FREE Guided Tours
As part of the 2013 Summer Movie Series, CAPA will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the historic Ohio Theatre with free, guided tours on Saturday, July 20; Saturday, August 3; Saturday, August 17; and Saturday, August 24 at 4 pm each day.
The historic, hour-long tours will begin in the front lobby of the Ohio Theatre and will take a look at the history and restoration of the official State Theatre of Ohio. Tours will also include an exhibition of the theatre's lighting and a demonstration of the original 1928 "Mighty Morton" theatre organ by featured organist Clark Wilson.
Tours are free, but reservations are required and space is limited. To RSVP, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of people in your party and the preferred tour date. Tours do include stairs.
Movie Audio Descriptions
Four films on CAPA's 2013 Summer Movie Series will be audio-described for visually impaired persons at no extra charge. Audio description allows patrons to hear a scene-by-scene narration of the on-screen action while they listen to the movie dialogue. Audio description is provided in association with Accessible Arts of Central Ohio, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing audio-description for cultural arts events. For more information, contact Elizabeth Lamont at (614) 469-1045.
Movie times below will be audio described:
Citizen Kane - Friday, July 12 at 7:30 pm
The Trouble with Harry - Thursday, July 18 at 7:30 pm
Bonnie and Clyde - Wednesday, July 24 at 7:30 pm
Fiddler on the Roof - Sunday, August 18 at 2 pm
Day-of-show tickets to individual films are $4.00, cash only, and go on sale one hour prior to show time at the Ohio Theatre kiosk. Senior citizen tickets are $3.50.
Friday, June 28, 7:30 pm
Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams
The sunny French Riviera provides a picturesque backdrop as the elegant Cary Grant plays a reformed cat burglar searching for a copycat thief while romancing a vacationing Grace Kelly.
SERIES PREMIERE! Friday, July 5, 7:30 pm
An American in Paris (1951)
Saturday, July 6, 7:30 pm
Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Nina Foch
Vincente Minnelli directed this gorgeous, Oscar-sweeping MGM musical with a joyous Gershwin score including "I Got Rhythm," "S'Wonderful," "Embraceable You," and the classic title ballet!
Grand Hotel (1932)
Wednesday, July 10, 7:30 pm
Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, John and Lionel Barrymore
In this Best Picture Oscar winner, a posh, Berlin hotel bustles with a glamorous, all-star cast, including the divine Garbo as a world-weary ballerina, John Barrymore as her jewel thief lover, and Crawford as an ambitious stenographer.
Citizen Kane (1941)
Thursday & Friday, July 11 & 12, 7:30 pm daily
Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Joseph Cotten
This ground-breaking tale about an eccentric newspaper tycoon bears a striking resemblance to the life of William Randolph Hearst. Shocking to audiences when first released, it is now registered as a national treasure with the Library of Congress.
PNC FAMILY DAY!
The Court Jester (1955)Friday, July 19, 7:30 pm
Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Angela Lansbury, Basil Rathbone
In this lavishly-produced musical comedy, an ex-carnival entertainer (Kaye) in medieval England is the unlikely hero chosen to protect the kingdom's infant heir to the throne after the royal family is overthrown. Great comedy bits include a hilarious duel between Kaye and Rathbone, and the immortal "the poison's in the vessel with the pestle" routine.
Swing Time (1936)
Saturday, July 20, 7:30 pm
Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore
A memorable Jerome Kern/Dorothy Fields score includes "The Way You Look Tonight," "Pick Yourself Up," and "A Fine Romance." Astaire performs an unforgettable tribute to Bill "Bojangles" Robinson.
The Thin Man (1934)
Thursday, July 25, 7:30 pm
William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton
Based on the Dashiell Hammett novel, this stylish film inspired five sequels with its delightful blend of mystery, romance, and screwball comedy. Powell and Loy are perfection as the sophisticated Nick and Nora Charles, a married couple who gets a kick out of a good "whodunit."
FRIGHT NITE FRIDAY WITH FRITZ!
Friday, July 26, 7:30 pm
Meet local TV and radio legend Fritz the Nite Owl when he hosts the Fright Nite Friday double feature! With two classic horror films, two series premieres, and Fritz, it's sure to be an epic night of fun and fright!
The Sting (1973)
Saturday, July 27, 7:30 pm
Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Robert Shaw, Eileen Brennan
In this Academy Award-winning blockbuster, the delicious cons of Newman and Redford are set against the gritty and glittering world of 1930s Chicago and filled with the ragtime music of Scott Joplin.
Gunga Din (1939)
Wednesday & Thursday, July 31 & August 1, 7:30 pm daily
Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Inspired by Kipling's epic poem, this beloved adventure classic about three friends and soldiers battling the Punjabs in 19th-century India is filled with lavish battle scenes, riveting action, and colorful spectacle.
Mary Poppins (1964)
Saturday, August 3, 7:30 pm
Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke
Julie Andrews enchants as Mary Poppins, going above and beyond her duties (literally!) to unite the Banks family with the help of some imagination and a "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" soundtrack including "Chim-Chim-Cheree" and "A Spoonful of Sugar."
The Great Gatsby (1974)
Wednesday, August 7, 7:30 pm
Robert Redford, Mia Farrow
In this two-time Academy Award winning romantic drama, a young Midwesterner finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his new Long Island neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby.
Saturday, August 10, 10 am
Enjoy a collection of classic characters from animation's heyday featuring many Warner Brothers and MGM superstars including Bugs Bunny, Popeye, Daffy Duck, and Superman, plus a few surprises!
Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Saturday, August 10, 7:30 pm
James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda DeBanzie, Daniel Gelin
Spies, kidnapping, and political assassination fuel this thriller filmed in colorful locales from Morocco to England as an American doctor innocently becomes involved in an international intrigue while on vacation with family in Marrakesh. Doris Day sings the Oscar-winning "Que Sera, Sera."
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney
In his first starring role, Travolta plays Tony Manero, a working-class Brooklyn youth who finds meaning in his life when dancing the night away at the local disco dream palace. High-energy film score filled with '70s platter hits from the Bee Gees!
Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Saturday, August 17, 7:30 pm
Topol, Norma Crane, Molly Picon, Leonard Frey, Rosalind Harris, Michael Glaser
One of the most-beloved movie musicals of all time, this cinematic adaptation of the stage hit about a man trying to find romantic matches for three of his five daughters includes classic numbers such as "Tradition," "Sunrise, Sunset," "Matchmaker," and "If I Were a Rich Man."
Touch of Evil (1958)
Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Marlene Dietrich
Orson Welles' shocking film noir thriller follows a Mexican government investigator (Heston) and his young American wife (Leigh) as they are forced to put their honeymoon on hold when they become embroiled in a frame-up in an American border town.
Friday, August 23, 7:30 pm