2013 CAPA Summer Movie Series

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Venue: Ohio Theatre (More Info)
Date: June 28 - August 25

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It’s that time again!

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 sms@capa.com 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.

To Catch a ThiefHitchcock's To Catch a Thief (1955)

Friday, June 28, 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 29, 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 30, 2 pm & 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.

Annie Hall (1977)

Friday, July 5, 7:30 pm

Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Shelley Duvall, Christopher Walken

This four-time Oscar-winning romantic comedy documents love in the '70s as it traces the relationship between New York comedian Alvy Singer (Allen) and his equally neurotic girlfriend Annie Hall (Keaton) from their very first meeting.

American in ParisAn American in Paris (1951)

Saturday, July 6, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 7, 2 pm & 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!

Thin Seperation

Grand HotelGrand 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 KaneCitizen 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.

Poseidon AdventureSERIES PREMIERE!
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

Saturday, July 13, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 14, 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters

The all-star cast aboard the S.S. Poseidon are in for quite a journey when the aged luxury liner on her final voyage is overturned by a tsunami, resulting in a Special Achievement Academy Award for Visual Effects!

Cartoon CapersPNC FAMILY DAY!
Cartoon Capers

Saturday, July 13, 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!

PNC Mobile Learning Adventure

Don't miss PNC Family Day at the Summer Movie Series! Visit the PNC Mobile Learning Adventure (MLA) on Saturday, July 13 from 9 am to 2 pm at Columbus Commons (behind the Ohio Theatre). The MLA is a traveling exhibit with activity stations including kiosks, craft and photo areas and giveaways. It provides parents and caregivers opportunities to learn about the importance of early childhood education while they engage in fun activities with their children. The MLA is a part of PNC Grow Up Great - a $350 million, multi-year bilingual initiative that began in 2004 to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.

Trouble with HarrySERIES PREMIERE!
Hitchcock's The Trouble with Harry (1955)

Wednesday & Thursday, July 17 & 18, 7:30 pm daily

John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine

One of Hitchcock's few comedies, the trouble with Harry Worp is that he turned up deceased but no one is sure who killed him, including the numerous suspects themselves.

The Court JesterThe 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 TimeSwing Time (1936)

Saturday, July 20, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 21, 2 pm & 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.

Bonnie and ClydeSERIES PREMIERE!
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Wednesday, July 24, 7:30 pm

Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway

A bored, small-town girl and a small-time bank robber leave a string of violent robberies in their wake, catching the imagination of the Depression-struck Midwest in this take on the legendary crime spree of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.

The Thin ManThe 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."


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!

Son of Dracula (1943)

Lon Chaney Jr., Robert Paige, Louise Allbritton, Evelyn Ankers

The final installment of Universal's Dracula trilogy, this is the first film where a vampire turns into a bat on screen.


The Black Cat (1934)

Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi

On route to their honeymoon, a newlywed couple's travels take a dark turn when they mistakenly find themselves in the middle of a twisted feud between old "friends."

The StingThe Sting (1973)

Saturday, July 27, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 28, 2 pm & 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 DinGunga 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.

And Now For Something Completely DifferentSERIES PREMIERE!
And Now For Something Completely Different (1971)

Friday, August 2, 7:30 pm

John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman

This collection of favorite sketches from the cult TV comedy show "Monty Python's Flying Circus" includes such classics as "Nudge, Nudge," "Hell's Grannies," "Killer Cars," "Dead Parrot," "Lumberjack Song," "Blackmail," and "Upper Class Twit of the Year."

Mary PoppinsMary Poppins (1964)

Saturday, August 3, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 4, 2 pm & 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 GatsbyThe 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.

The Little AmericanSILENT FILM!
The Little American (1917)

Thursday & Friday, August 8 & 9, 7:30 pm daily

Mary Pickford, Jack Holt, Raymond Hatton

Directed by Cecil B. DeMille, silent screen celebrity Mary Pickford stars as an American woman in love with both a German and a French soldier during World War I. Restoration print from the UCLA Film & Television Archive

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

Christel Schmidt, from the Library of Congress, will introduce both screenings and sign copies of her new book Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies during intermission and after the film.

There will also be a free Antique Car Show in front of the theatre each night beginning at 6:30 pm.

Cartoon CapersCartoon Capers

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!

The Man Who Knew Too MuchHitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

Saturday, August 10, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 11, 2 pm & 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 FeverSaturday Night Fever (1977)

Rated R
Wednesday & Thursday, August 14 & 15, 7:30 pm daily

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!

Artists and ModelsSERIES PREMIERE!
Artists and Models (1955)

Friday, August 16, 7:30 pm

Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Shirley MacLaine

This zany musical comedy features Dean Martin as a struggling cartoonist who hits the big time when he uses roommate Jerry Lewis' crazy dreams for inspiration.

Fiddler on the RoofFiddler on the Roof (1971)

Saturday, August 17, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 18, 2 pm & 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 EvilTouch of Evil (1958)

Rated PG-13
Wednesday & Thursday, August 21 & 22, 7:30 pm daily

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

I'm No Angel (1933)

Mae West, Cary Grant

In this bawdy, pre-code comedy classic, sideshow star Mae West pursues wealthy Cary Grant.


The Bank Dick (1940)

W.C. Fields, Cora Witherspoon, Una Merkel

Pretending to be a film director, Fields plays a henpecked drunk that unintentionally captures a bank robber and is then hired as a bank guard.

Diamonds Are ForeverSERIES PREMIERE!
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Saturday, August 24, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 25, 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Sean Connery, Jill St. John

James Bond, Agent 007, invades Las Vegas to battle arch-villain Blofeld's plot to use diamonds for a deadly laser satellite.