2012 CAPA Summer Movie Series

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Venue: Ohio Theatre (More Info)
Style: Movies
Date: June 15 - August 12

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It’s that time again!

CAPA’s Summer Movie Series, the longest-running classic film series in America, turns 42 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,” a “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!

Clark Wilson & the “Mighty Morton” Theatre Organ

Now celebrating his 21st 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 Fleisher will also provide live organ accompaniment at select movie screenings.

Movie Audio Descriptions

Select films on CAPA’s 2012 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, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing audio-description for cultural arts events. Audio-described film titles TBA. For more information, contact Judy Smith at (614) 469-1045.


CAPA Summer Movie Series ticket strips, one of central Ohio's best entertainment bargains, can be purchased now through Sunday, July 29, at the Ohio Theatre ticket office (39 E. State St.) or www.ticketmaster.com. Strips of 10 tickets are $25, a savings of $1.50 per ticket off day-of-show prices. Phone orders for strip tickets can be placed by calling (614) 469-0939. For more information or to download an order form, please visit www.capa.com. Strip tickets are good for any film in any combination.

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.

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


Summer Movie Series Tours will take place on June 23, July 14, and August 4 at 4:00 pm. Reservations can be made by emailing sms@capa.com with your name, prefered date, and number of people in your group.

Audio Described Movies

Accessible Arts of Central Ohio will audio describe a total of 7 of the CAPA Summer Movies. Movie times below with ** will be audio described.

Thin Seperation

Casablanca (1942)

Friday, June 15, 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 16, 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 17, 2 pm** & 7:30 pm

Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Heinreid

70th Anniversary! “Here’s looking at you, kid.” Winner of three Oscars including Best Picture, Casablanca topped the American Film Institute’s list of America’s Greatest Love Stories.

Bogart and Bergman sizzle as star-crossed lovers fighting an ill-fated and powerful attraction while caught in a web of WWII politics, espionage, and deceit.

Goldfinger (1964)

Wednesday & Thursday, June 20 & 21**, 7:30 pm daily

Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton, Gert Fröbe

With more crowd-pleasing moments than any other 007 film, this third Bond adventure is full of ingenious gadgets and evil villains. Connery shines as the suave, British agent who battles an amoral tycoon attempting to corner the gold market by planting an atomic bomb in Fort Knox.


Friday, June 22, 7:30 pm

Bridget Jones' Diary

Way Out West (1936)

Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy

Restored and Preserved by the UCLA Film & Television Archive

Laurel and Hardy are at their comedic best in this Oscar-nominated feature film about good intentions, mistaken identities, and foul play. The only Western ever made by this classic comedy duo, it is also one of their most musical pictures, featuring the duet "Trail of the Lonesome Pine" and an impressive dance scene.


International House (1933)

W.C. Fields, George Burns, Gracie Allen

Assorted wacky characters from around the globe converge on The International House hotel in a remote city in China to bid on the rights to a new invention—television. This star-studded comedy boasts performances from Rudy Vallee, Cab Calloway, Baby Rose Mary, and Bela Lugosi.

Cartoon Capers 

Saturday, June 23, 10 am

Enjoy a collection of classic characters from animation’s heyday featuring many Warner Brothers and MGM superstars including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Pepe LePew, Yosemite Sam, and the works of legendary American animator, cartoonist, voice actor, and director Tex Avery!

Thin Seperation

Hello, Dolly! (1969)

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

Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford

Directed by Gene Kelly, this splashy adaptation of Jerry Herman’s smash Broadway musical about a matchmaker who gets matched is expansive, sentimental, and opulent. Enjoy the dancing, singing, and comic capers of youthful Broadway “up-and-comers” Tommy Tune and Michael Crawford (THE PHANTOM)!

To Have and Have Not (1944)

 Wednesday & Thursday, June 27 & 28, 7:30 pm daily

Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan

Classic dialogue and romance pepper this story of a hard-bitten American charter boat captain who gets mixed up with beautiful women and French Resistance fighters during World War II. Based on a Hemingway novel, Howard Hawks directs 19-year-old Bacall in her show-stopping film debut along with her soon-to-be, real-life husband Bogart.

Laura (1944)

 Friday, June 29, 7:30 pm**

Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price

In this Oscar-winning film noir, detective McPherson (Andrews) finds himself falling for Laura Hunt (Tierney), the murder victim whose case he is investigating. The plot twists and turns will keep you guessing as the truth is unraveled in this murder mystery gem, set in the world of cafe society, Park Avenue penthouses, and expensive restaurants.

Abbott and Costello meet FrankensteinYankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Saturday, June 30, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 1, 2 pm & 7:30 pm

James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston

The Yankee Doodle Dandiest of ‘em all! Cagney’s Oscar-winning portrayal of the life of Broadway’s legendary George M. Cohan is a red, white, and blue flag-waving delight. Great all-American songs—including “I’m A Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “Over There,” “Mary,” You're a Grand Old Flag," “Give My Regards to Broadway,” and more!

Adam's Rib (1949)

Thursday, July 5, 7:30 pm

Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday

Domestic and professional tensions abound when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot and wounded her cheating husband. Their sixth film together, Tracy and Hepburn shine in this romantic comedy written specifically for them.



Friday, July 6, 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!

Dracula's Daughter (1936)

Otto Kruger, Gloria Holden, Marguerite Churchill

Filmed as the sequel to Dracula (1931), Dracula’s Daughter begins with the death of Count Dracula at the hands of Professor Von Helsing. Countess Marya Zaleska (Holden), Dracula’s daughter and also a vampire, will do anything to free herself of her father’s evil influence and live as a human.


Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)

Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi

It’s an epic battle of classic horror movie monsters when The Wolf Man resurrects Frankenstein’s monster in an effort to seek an end for his suffering as an inhuman beast. This film is the fifth in a series of films based upon Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and a sequel to The Wolf Man.

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Saturday, July 7, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 8, 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Mickey Rooney

Relive the magic of Audrey Hepburn’s most memorable role—the glamorous fortune-hunter Holly Golightly! Based on a story by Truman Capote, this delightful romantic comedy features the award-winning music of Henry Mancini, including “Moon River."

High Anxiety (1977)

Wednesday, July 11, 7:30 pm**

Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman

In this parody based on the films of Alfred Hitchcock, comedy mastermind Mel Brooks directs, produces, and stars as Dr. Richard Thorndyke, new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous. With a supporting cast of characters expertly crafted by comedic royalty, Brooks must confront his own "high anxiety" psychiatric condition to clear his name when framed for murder.


Bringing Up BabySILENT FILM!

Robin Hood (1922)

Thursday & Friday, July 12 & 13, 7:30 pm daily

Douglas Fairbanks, Sam de Grasse, Wallace Beery, Enid Bennett

Accompanied live by Clark Wilson on the Ohio Theatre’s prized “Mighty Morton” organ!

Preserved by The Museum of Modern Art with support from The Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Fund.

Starring “The King of Hollywood” Douglas Fairbanks, this is the first film ever to have a Hollywood premiere, held at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre on October 18, 1922. One of the most expensive films of the 1920s, this action adventure silent film offers plenty of swashbuckling and cliffhanging escapades for all ages!

High Society (1956)

Saturday, July 14, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 15, 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra

This tuneful remake of The Philadelphia Story is a search for "True Love," with Sinatra and Crosby as rivals for the affections of an already engaged Grace Kelly (in her final film appearance). Trumpeter Louis Armstrong and his band add spice to Cole Porter's breezy score.

Psycho (1960)

Wednesday & Thursday, July 18 & 19, 7:30 pm daily

Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Janet Leigh

Considered one of Hitchcock's best films and highly praised by international critics as a work of cinematic art, this film initially received mixed reviews, but outstanding box office returns prompted four Oscar nominations. When secretary Marion Crane (Leigh) flees town after embezzling from her employer, she unexpectedly finds herself at a secluded, roadside motel and encounters its disturbed owner and manager, Norman Bates (Perkins).

Sixteen Candles (1984)

Rated R
Friday, July 20, 7:30 pm

Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Michael Schoeffling, John Cusack

Samantha’s horrendously embarrassing grandparents and their live-in foreign exchange student are in town for her sister’s wedding, but it seems no one, including the geek in love with her, remembers it’s also her sweet 16 birthday. Leave it to hunky, loaded senior Jake Ryan to unexpectedly save the day!

The Grapes of Wrath

Cartoon Capers

Saturday, July 21, 10 am

Enjoy an amalgamation of animated antics featuring Warner Bros. cartoon stars Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, plus Tom and Jerry, Popeye, Superman, and the works of legendary American animator, cartoonist, voice actor, and director Tex Avery!



Girl Crazy (1943)

Saturday, July 21, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 22, 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland

Sent to a college out west by his father in the hopes he would be less distracted by the ladies and more focused on his studies, girl crazy Rooney is smitten by the local postmistress and toast of the town (Garland). Based on the stage musical of the same name, this screen musical features the music of George and Ira Gershwin, including “Fascinating Rhythm,” “Embraceable You,” and “I’ve Got Rhythm.”

The French Connection (1971)

Rated R
Wednesday, July 25, 7:30 pm**

Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider

Based on the 1969 non-fiction book of the same name, this gritty police drama portrays two tough New York City narcotics detectives plotting to intercept a large shipment of heroin from France. Often considered to contain one of the greatest car chases in movie history, this five-time Oscar winner was the first R-rated film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.

War of the Worlds (1953)

Thursday & Friday, July 26 & 27, 7:30 pm daily

Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne

Can anything stop an invasion from Mars? This vivid adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novel features a fast-paced, intelligent script and Oscar-winning special effects. A solid box-office hit, this sci-fi masterpiece from producer George Pal continues to draw admiring crowds of film buffs.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Saturday, July 28, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 29, 2 pm** & 7:30 pm

Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan

Directed by Steven Spielberg, this Oscar-winning action adventure is the prequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark and finds professor, archaeologist, and legendary hero Indiana Jones (Ford) searching for a mystical stone stolen from an Indian village frantic for its return. Of course, he stumbles into more than anticipated, and must save the day, win the girl, and dismantle the evil cult operating the Temple of Doom.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Wednesday, August 1, 7:30 pm

Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum

This Oscar-nominated musical film adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory follows the journey of Charlie Bucket after he and four other children win a golden ticket to visit the mysterious chocolate factory of the reclusive Willy Wonka. Memorable tunes include “Pure Imagination,” “Oompa Loompa,” and “The Candy Man Can.”

Hitchcock’s The Birds (1963)

Thursday & Friday, August 2 & 3, 7:30 pm daily

Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

Alfred Hitchcock’s shocker about a small California coastal town under attack by thousand of birds, combines remarkable special effects, gripping suspense, and relentless terror. Heightening the mood is a soundtrack without music, which contains only the chilling screeches of the title characters.


Guys and Dolls (1955)

Saturday, August 4, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 5, 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine

It’s up to Nathan Detroit (Sinatra) to set up "The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York," and he’ll do anything to get the money together to do it. This lavish Hollywood version of the Broadway stage musical is based on Damon Runyon’s colorful characters. Frank Loesser’s memorable score includes “If I Were a Bell,” “Luck Be a Lady,” “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat!”

Dinner at Eight (1933)

Wednesday & Thursday, August 8 & 9**, 7:30 pm daily

Jean Harlow, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Marie Dressler, Lionel Barrymore

“I'm going to be a lady if it kills me.” A social ladder-climbing couple throws a dinner party for a group of New York socialites that erupts into a hotbed of scandal and intrigue. One of the biggest all-star comedies of the ‘30s, this mix of romance, tragedy, and wisecrack-filled screwball slapstick offers priceless quips from Harlow and Dressler.

Gaslight (1944)

Friday, August 10, 7:30 pm

Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotten, Angela Lansbury

Ingrid Bergman won Best Actress honors for this stylish Victorian chiller about a wealthy, unsuspecting young woman who marries a charming ne’er-do-well intent on making her believe she is going mad. Directed by George Cukor, this classic shines with lavish, atmospheric cinematography. Lansbury’s film debut.

Funny Lady (1975)

Saturday, August 11, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 12, 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif

This five-time Oscar-nominated sequel to 1968’s Funny Girl, depicts the later life and career of the comedienne and famous singer Fanny Brice (Streisand) in New York’s 1930s. After divorcing her first husband, she has trouble finding work as an artist during the depression until she meets Billy Rose (Caan), a newcomer who writes lyrics and owns his own nightclub.

 ** Audio Described Movies: Accessible Arts of Central Ohio will audio describe a total of 7 of the CAPA Summer Movies. Movie times above with ** will be audio described.