2016 CAPA
Summer Movie Series

Download the 2016 SMS Press Release

Venue: Ohio Theatre (More Info)
Date: June 10–August 7


Day-of-show tickets to individual films are $4 and
go on sale one hour prior to show time at the
Ohio Theatre kiosk. Senior citizen tickets are $3.50.
Kiosk sales are cash only.

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It's that time again!

The CAPA Summer Movie Series, the longest-running classic film series in America, celebrates its 46th anniversary in 2016 with an impressive assembly of classics, cult favorites, and beloved films. The 2016 series, made possible through the generous support of PVS Chemicals, will run June 10–August 7 at the historic Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) and will feature 25 films over nine weeks.

2016 highlights include 10 series premieres, a silent film with live musical accompaniment, two Saturday mornings of classic cartoons, a Woody Allen comedy double feature, and the return of the Fright Nite Friday with Fritz.

Fright Nite Friday with Fritz!

On Friday, June 24, local TV and radio legend Fritz the Nite Owl returns to host the Fright Nite Friday double feature of Theatre of Blood (1973) and The Tingler (1959). Patrons will have the chance to meet Fritz in the lobby before and after the screenings, and he'll also introduce both films.

Silent Film

The 2016 silent film presentation will be Sunrise (1927) and feature live musical accompaniment by organist Clark Wilson on the Ohio Theatre's famed "Mighty Morton" theatre organ. The silent film will be shown Thursday and Friday, July 14 and 15.

Digital Presentations

All efforts are made to screen films in 35mm whenever possible; however, distributors are increasingly switching to digital-only distribution, so some of the 35mm presentations on the Series may be patrons' last chance to see them in the older format.

Digital presentations for 2016 include Mommie Dearest, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Patton, Ghost, Zelig, The Third Man, Where Eagles Dare, and both Saturday morning cartoon programs.

Clark Wilson Celebrates 25 Years at the Ohio Theatre's "Mighty Morton" Organ!

Clark Wilson, official organist for the CAPA Summer Movie Series, will once again provide pre-show and intermission entertainment for each screening at the keys of the Ohio Theatre's "Mighty Morton" theatre organ 30 minutes prior to show time.

Now celebrating his 25th 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 earned the ATOS Technician of Merit award, the only person to receive both ATOS distinctions.

Organist David Fleisher will also provide live organ accompaniments at select movie screenings.

Ohio Theatre Tours

As part of the 2016 Summer Movie Series, CAPA will offer behind-the-scenes look at the historic Ohio Theatre with free, guided tours at 4 pm on:
Saturday, June 11
Saturday, June 25
Saturday, July 16
Saturday, July 30
Saturday, August 6

These hour-long tours will include a look at the history and restoration of the official State Theatre of Ohio, as well as demonstrations of the theatre's lighting and its original 1928 "Mighty Morton" theatre organ. Reservations are required and space is limited. So, make your reservation today by sending an email to sms@capa.com with the number of people in your party and your preferred tour date. Tours do include stairs.

Audio Descriptions

Select films on CAPA's 2016 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. For more information, contact Keisha Dean at (614) 469-1045.

Summer's Best Bargain!

Day-of-show tickets to individual films are $4 and go on sale one hour prior to show time at the Ohio Theatre kiosk. Senior citizens tickets are $3.50. Kiosk sales are cash only.

Young people between the ages of 13–18 may purchase a $5 CAPA Summer Movie Series pass as part of the Go for $5 Program. The pass admits the young person to an unlimited number of movie screenings during the 2016 season, and can be purchased online at www.gofor5.com. Students who wish to attend an R rated film must be accompanied by an adult. Please note: The $5 CAPA Summer Movie Series student pass allows unlimited admission to movie showings for students only and not any accompanying adult.

All tickets are general admission and seating is on a first come, first served basis.

Singin in the RainSingin' in the Rain (1952)

Friday, June 10, 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 11, 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 12, 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds

Often considered the greatest of all Hollywood musicals, this tune-filled comedy spoofs the chaos in Hollywood during the transition from silent to sound, and includes musical gems "Good Morning," "Broadway Melody," "Make 'Em Laugh," and of course, "Singin' in the Rain."

Double IndemnityDouble Indemnity (1944)

Wednesday & Thursday, June 15 & 16, 7:30 pm daily

Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson

Recipient of seven Oscar nominations, Billy Wilder's brilliant film noir follows a likeable insurance agent seduced by the ultimate Femme Fatale into committing a murder for lust and personal gain.

Mommie Dearest (1981)
Rated PG

Friday, June 17, 7:30 pm

Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest

In this best-selling memoir turned motion picture, Christina Crawford, adopted daughter of screen queen legend Joan Crawford, portrays her abusive and traumatic childhood behind the gilded Hollywood scenes.

Thin Seperation

RaidersRaiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Rated PG

Saturday, June 18, 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 19, 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman

Archeologist, professor, adventurer, and all-around superhero Indiana Jones single-handedly fights off Nazis, discovers the Ark of the Covenant, narrowly escapes ancient death traps, gets the girl, and wins five Oscars!

Rear WindowHitchcock's Rear Window (1954)
Rated PG-13

Wednesday & Thursday, June 22 & 23, 7:30 pm daily

James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey

A freelance photographer, confined in his apartment with a broken leg and telephoto lens, spies on his Greenwich Village neighbors in this witty and macabre tale of voyeurism and murder.


Friday, June 24, 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!

Theatre of BloodSERIES PREMIERE!
Theatre of Blood (1973)
Rated R

Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Ian Hendry

Price stars as a Shakespearian actor who enacts his grizzly and clever revenge on the theatre critics who denied him recognition.


The Tingler (1959)

Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman

Pathologist Warren Chapin (Price) decides to test his theory that screaming overpowers the creature of fear living inside us. But what if you can't scream?

Cartoon Capers Cartoon Capers

Saturday, June 25, 10 am

Enjoy an amalgamation of animated antics featuring you favorite Warner Bros. cartoon stars including Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck!

Arsenic and Old LaceArsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Saturday, June 25, 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 26, 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey

In Frank Capra's darkly humorous adaptation of the Broadway hit, Mortimer Brewster stops his spinster aunts' home, but is shocked to find a body in the window–not to mention 11 more in the basement!

PattonPatton (1970)
Rated PG

Wednesday & Thursday, June 29 & 30, 7:30 pm daily

George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young

A riveting performance by Scott as the brilliant but temperamental General George Patton anchors one of the great WWII biographies, filled with both compelling personal moments and sweeping battle scenes. Oscar winner for Best Picture and Actor!

Ghost (1990)
Rated PG-13

Wednesday & Thursday, July 6 & 7, 7:30 pm daily

Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg

After Sam (Swayze) is killed in an apparent mugging, his spirit stays behind to haunt a reluctant psychic (Oscar-winner Goldberg) so he can protect his wife Molly (Moore) and solve his own murder.

Another Thin Man (1939)

Friday, July 8, 7:30 pm daily

William Powell, Myrna Loy, Virginia Grey

In this edition of the popular Thin Man comedy-mystery series, Nick and Nora Charles return to New York with new baby and dog Asta to help an old family friend, but have to sort through a collection of suspects when a murder occurs.

Top HatTop Hat (1935)

Saturday, July 9, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 10, 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton

Hollywood's most famous dancing duo is "cheek to cheek" in this effervescent Irving Berlin musical featuring a lively array of tunes including "Isn't It a Lovely Day?," "Cheek to Cheek," and "Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails."

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Rated R

Wednesday, July 13, 7:30 pm

Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston

In a post-apocalyptic wilderness, a cynical drifter helps defend a small community from a band of roving barbarians in this action-packed adventure

Sunrise (1927)

Thursday & Friday, July 14 & 15, 7:30 pm daily

George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston

Acclaimed as one of the greatest movies from the silent era, a married farmer is lured by a big city temptress who tries to convince him to murder his wife. Accompanied live by Clark Wilson on the Ohio Theatre's prized "Mighty Morton" organ!

SpellboundHitchcock's Spellbound (1945)

Saturday, July 16, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 17, 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Leo G. Carroll

In this Oscar-winning film noir, psychiatrist Constance Peterson (Bergman) protects the true identity of a patient accused of murder (Peck) while attempting to cure his amnesia.

Mr Smith Goes to WashingtonMr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Wednesday & Thursday, July 20 & 21, 7:30 pm daily

A Registered Treasure of the Library of Congress, Frank Capra's comedy-drama depicts how an innocent, idealistic freshman senator battles a corrupt political party machine.


Friday, July 22, 7:30 pm

Sleeper (1973)
Rated PG

Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck

Nerdy clarinet player Miles is cryogenically frozen then brought back to life 200 years later by anti-government radicals to aid in their attempt to overthrow the oppressive government.


Zelig (1983)
Rated PG

Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Patrick Horgan

This fictional documentary chronicles the life of Leonard Zelig, a human chameleon who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him.

Cartoon CapersCartoon Capers

Saturday, July 23, 10 am

Enjoy a collection of classic characters from animation's heyday featuring many Warner Brothers superstars including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and a few surprises!

GiantGiant (1956)

Saturday, July 23, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 24, 2 pm & 7:30pm

Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean

In James Dean's final film, he plays the fierce rival of Texas cattle rancher Benedict (Hudson), struggling to manage his socialite bride (Taylor), a half-million acre ranch, and the inevitable family drama. 60th anniversary!

The Third ManThe Third Man (1949)

Wednesday, July 27, 7:30 pm daily

Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli

In this Oscar-winning film noir thriller, an American writer steps off the train in post-WWII Vienna to learn that the friend who invited him has died in a mysterious accident. As he begins to ask questions, he realizes he is caught in a large and dangerous plot.

Blazing SaddlesBlazing Saddles (1974)
Rated R

Thursday & Friday, July 28 & 29, 7:30 pm

Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman

Mel Brooks' most raucous, politically incorrect farce, co-written by Richard Pryor, with loads of frantic sight gags and jokes as a new sheriff and his tipsy deputy find themselves in the middle of the land battle with a crooked politician.

BrigadoonBrigadoon (1954)

Saturday, July 30, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 31, 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse

Lerner and Loewe's score highlights this romantic, dance-filled tale of two tourists stumbling into an enchanted Scottish village that awakens only once every hundred years.

Where Eagles Dare (1968)
Rated PG

Wednesday & Thursday, August 3 & 4, 7:30 pm daily

Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure

Cliffhanger thrills throughout as Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where Nazis hold an American general, but find that the mission has a more secret objective.

Princess BrideThe Princess Bride (1987)
Rated PG

Friday, August 5, 7:30 pm

Carly Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright

As you wish, a classic fairy tale with swordplay, giants, and an evil prince, and yes, some kissing.

Wizard of OzThe Wizard of Oz (1939)

Saturday, August 6, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 7, 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger

Journey over MGM's Technicolor rainbow to the Land of Oz with Dorothy and a magical soundtrack including "Follow the Yellow Brick Road," "If I Only Had a Brain," and "Over the Rainbow."


Movies are subject to change without notice.