From The Wizard of Oz (1939)

2011 CAPA Summer Movie Series

Venue: Ohio Theatre (More Info)
Style: Movies
Date: June 17 - August 3, 2011

Tickets available by calling:

Or visit the CAPA Ticket Office
at the Ohio Theatre.

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It’s that time again!

CAPA’s Summer Movie Series, the longest-running classic film series in America, turns 41 this year! Come enjoy an incredible lineup of classics, cult favorites, and most beloved films. Highlights include eight series premieres, a silent film with live musical accompaniment, two Saturday mornings of classic cartoons, one “Late Nite Friday,” one “Chick Flick Friday,” and one “Fright Night Friday” double feature.

With 23 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!

To Order Summer Movie Series Tickets, call 614-469-0939, or visit the CAPA Ticket Office at the Ohio Theatre!

Ticket Prices

General Admission Day of Show: $4
Senior General Admission Day of Show: $3.50

Clark Wilson & the “Mighty Morton” Theatre Organ

A star attraction in his own right, CAPA presents Clark Wilson—now in his 20th season as featured organist for the CAPA Summer Movie Series. An Ohio native, Clark has received both the Technician of the Year and Organist of the Year awards from the American Theatre Organ Society, the only person to have been awarded both titles.

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.

What could be better than Clark, the “Mighty Morton,” and the CAPA Summer Movie Series! Clark begins playing 30 minutes prior to each screening, and will also accompany this year’s silent film, Steamboat Bill Jr., on July 14 and 15.

Ohio Theatre Tours

Once again, CAPA is offering tours of the Ohio Theatre as part of the 2011 CAPA Summer Movie Series. Tours will be offered on June 25, July 16, and August 13 at 4:30 PM. The hour-long tours will begin in the front lobby of the Ohio Theatre, and will include a look at the history and restoration of the official State Theatre of Ohio, as well as a demonstration of the original 1928 "Mighty Morton" Theatre Organ.

Tours are free, but reservations are required and space is limited. To register for the tours, call 614-719-6743, or click on the links below to register:

August 13 Ohio Theatre Tour - Click here to register

Movie Audio Descriptions

Select films on CAPA’s 2011 Summer Movie Series will be audio-described for visually impaired persons, available 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, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing audio-description services for cultural arts events. For more information, contact Judy Smith at 614-469-1045.

Alfred Hitchcock's VERTIGOAlfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958)

Wednesday & Thursday, August 10 & 11, 7:30 pm daily

Starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, and Barbara Bel Geddes
Hailed as Hitchcock’s ultimate masterpiece, this taut mystery/suspense thriller showcases Stewart as a detective forced to retire after his fear of heights causes the death of a fellow policeman, and perhaps, the woman he’s been hired to follow.

Funny GirlFunny Girl (1968)

Friday & Saturday, August 12 & 13, 7:30 pm daily

Starring Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, and Kay Medford
“Hello, gorgeous!” Singer/comedienne Fanny Brice stole the show at The Ziegfeld Follies, and Streisand, in her Oscar-winning film debut based on the early Brice years, proves “Nobody Can Rain on Her Parade.” Lavish production numbers, a very suave Omar Sharif, and marvelous melodies including “People” make for a superb combination of romance, music, laughter, and heartbreak