2014 CAPA Summer Movie Series

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Venue: Ohio Theatre (More Info)
Date: June 6 - August 10

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 44th anniversary in 2014 with an impressive assembly of classics, cult favorites, and beloved films. The 2014 series, made possible through the generous support of PNC, will run June 6–August 10 at the historic Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.), featuring 28 films over nine weeks (no films scheduled the week of the Fourth of July holiday).

2014 highlights include 14 series premieres, a silent film with live musical accompaniment, two Saturday mornings of classic cartoons, and one “Fright Nite Friday” double feature.

Fright Nite Friday with Fritz!

Local TV and radio legend Fritz the Nite Owl will host the Fright Nite Friday double feature on July 25. Fritz will introduce both films—The Return of the Vampire (1944) and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)—and be available in the lobby for autographs and photos!

Clark Wilson & the “Mighty Morton” Theatre Organ

A star attraction in his own right, CAPA presents Clark Wilson—now in his 23rd 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, Girl Shy, on July 17 and 18.

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

Ohio Theatre Tours

Have you ever seen the flying horses in the Ohio Theatre? Did you know that the Grateful Dead helped save the theatre? Learn the storied history of this magnificent theatre with a free, guided tour, complete with a light show and organ demonstration by Clark Wilson on the “Mighty Morton” theatre organ. Space is limited, so reservations are required and each tour will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. 2014 tour dates are June 7, June 28, July 12, and August 2, at 4 pm each day.

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 your preferred tour date. Tours do include stairs.

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 citizen tickets are $3.50. Kiosk sales are cash only.

Young people between the ages of 13-18 may purchase a $5 Summer Movie Series pass as part of the All Access program. The pass admits the young person to an unlimited number of movie screenings during the 2014 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.

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

SupermanSuperman (1978)

Friday, June 6, 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 7, 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 8, 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder

Straight from the comic book pages comes the alien orphan destined to save Earth and become the planet’s first and greatest superhero. This revised director’s edit includes scenes never shown during its original release!

My Favorite Year (1982)

Wednesday, June 11, 7:30 pm

Peter O’Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper

Executive produced by Mel Brooks, this slapstick comedy earned Peter O’Toole an Oscar nomination for his role as a drunken, swashbuckling actor of yesteryear scheduled to appear on a 1950s live TV variety show.

The Maltese FalconThe Maltese Falcon (1941)

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

Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George

Featuring John Huston’s directorial debut and Bogart’s first leading role, this fast-paced murder mystery and film noir forerunner features great dialogue and plenty of action, suspense, and surprise. Registered as a National Treasure with the Library of Congress.

Thin Seperation

Roman HolidayRoman Holiday (1953)

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

Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert

Comedy, drama, romance, and beautiful scenery abound when a royal princess yearning for a “normal life” runs away to see how the other half lives. This was the American film debut of Audrey Hepburn for which she earned her only Oscar.

Bullitt (1968)

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

Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn

In the most iconic role of his career, Steve McQueen stars as a cool San Francisco detective assigned to protect a police witness, but uncovers a complex deception at work. Features one of the greatest car chases in movie history!

The WomenThe Women (1939)

Friday, June 20, 7:30 pm

Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell

Based on the 1936 play by Clare Boothe Luce, The Women follows the lives of a handful of wealthy Manhattan women and the sordid twists and turns of their high society and high profile love lives. The all-female cast of this classic comedy has some of the best catty encounters and razor-sharp lines in film history.

Cartoon CapersPNC FAMILY DAY!
Cartoon Capers

Saturday, June 21, 10 am

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

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.

On The TownOn the Town (1949)

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

Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett

Three sailors on a one-day-only shore leave set out to discover why New York is such “a wonderful town!” Filmed partially on location in the Big Apple, this exuberant musical is one of MGM’s best Broadway adaptions with a song and dance celebration.

The Little PrincessSERIES PREMIERE!
The Little Princess (1939)

Wednesday, June 25, 7:30 pm

Shirley Temple, Cesar Romero, Arthur Treacher

Shirley Temple stars in this lavish Technicolor retelling of the classic children’s story. A young girl is reduced to a servant at her school when her father is feared lost in the war and his estate is wiped out.

The Long Long TrailerSERIES PREMIERE!
The Long, Long Trailer (1954)

Thursday, June 26, 7:30 pm

Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Marjorie Main

A young couple’s marriage almost collapses when the wife insists on making a cross-country trip in a camping trailer. Full of uproarious moments, this color comedy, a virtual-spinoff from “I Love Lucy,” was a major hit upon release.

Monty Python’s The Meaning of LifeSERIES PREMIERE!
Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983)

Rated R
Friday, June 27, 7:30 pm

John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle

Nothing is sacred (well, almost) as the British comedy team explores the stages of life from birth to death to the hereafter. Outrageous musical numbers and raucous skits abound. It would be offensive if it wasn’t so funny. Rated R for very good reasons.

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

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

Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jürgens

James Bond, Agent 007, teams with a beautiful KGB counterpart to elude a twisted billionaire’s metal-mouthed henchman, “Jaws," and halt his plan to control the world. Marvin Hamlisch’s film score and song “Nobody Does It Better” were nominated for Academy Awards.

Neptune’s DaughterSERIES PREMIERE!
Neptune’s Daughter (1949)

Wednesday, July 9, 7:30 pm

Esther Williams, Red Skelton, Ricardo Montalban

A case of mistaken identity complicates the romance between a swimsuit designer and a South American heartthrob in one of Williams’ most popular swimming extravaganzas. Filled with comedy and music, the soundtrack includes the Academy Award-winning song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”

An Affair to RememberAn Affair to Remember  (1957)

Thursday & Friday, July 10 & 11, 7:30 pm daily

Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning

In this Oscar-nominated romance, handsome playboy Nicky Ferrante (Grant) and beautiful night club singer Terry McKay (Kerr) fall in love on a cruise despite being engaged to other people. They agree to reunite at the top of the Empire State Building in six months, but fate has some twists in store.

Hitchcock’s North by Northwest Hitchcock’s North by Northwest (1959)

Saturday, July 12, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 13, 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason

Romance and villainy fill the screen in Hitchcock’s non-stop action adventure about a suave Madison Avenue ad man mistaken for a federal intelligence agent. This James Bond precursor includes patented plot twists, tongue-in-cheek humor, a terrifying attack by a crop-dusting biplane, and a perilous trip across the face of Mount Rushmore.

Hitchcock’s The Lady VanishesSERIES PREMIERE!
Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Wednesday, July 16, 7:30 pm

Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas

In one of Hitchcock’s last and greatest suspense classics from his British period, a woman is driven to the brink of insanity when her fellow train passengers deny the existence of a kindly old lady who has disappeared.

Girl Shy (1924)

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

Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Richard Daniels

Accompanied live by Clark Wilson on the Ohio Theatre’s prized “Mighty Morton” organ! A painfully shy young man writes a ridiculous guide to love that becomes a success only when published as a parody. Now wealthy, he has to scramble through the streets of Los Angeles to stop the wedding of his true love.

BONUS: There will be an antique car show courtesy of the Scioto Model A Ford Club outside the Ohio during the showings of the silent film on July 17 and 18.

Cartoon CapersCartoon Capers

Saturday, July 19, 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!

A Star is BornA Star is Born (1954)

Saturday, July 19, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 20, 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson

In this Judy Garland tour-de-force, she plays a talented young girl discovered by movie star Mason and launched into a Hollywood career. As her fortunes grow, his falter. A wonderful Harold Arlen/Ira Gershwin score includes “The Man That Got Away.”

The African QueenThe African Queen (1951)

Wednesday & Thursday, July 23 & 24, 7:30 pm daily

Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley

Bogart took home the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of a gin-swilling riverboat captain in WWI Africa persuaded by strait-laced missionary Hepburn to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.


Friday, July 25, 7:30 pm

Meet local TV and radio legend Fritz the Nite Owl when he hosts the Fright Nite Friday double feature!

The Return of the Vampire SERIES PREMIERE!
The Return of the Vampire (1944)

Bela Lugosi, Frieda Inescort, Nina Foch

Vampire Lugosi seeks revenge on a London family that tried to destroy him and rehabilitates his werewolf buddy in this atmospheric, but enjoyably silly, wartime horror story.


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde SERIES PREMIERE!
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart

Imaginative makeup and camerawork highlight this suspenseful retelling of Stevenson’s story of dual personality. Shown in its original, uncensored "pre-code" version, March won an Oscar for his performance as one of literature’s favorite monsters.

HolidayHoliday (1938)

Saturday, July 26, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 27, 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan

When a carefree non-conformist (Grant) who believes in “retiring young and working later” becomes engaged to a New York socialite (Nolan) whose millionaire father has other plans for his son-in-law, it’s the sister of the bride-to-be (Hepburn) who saves the day.

The Best Years of Our LivesThe Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Wednesday, July 30, 7:30 pm

Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy

Winner of seven Oscars including Best Picture, this wartime romance follows three WWII veterans as they return home to small-town America only to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

Hitchcock’s Dial M for MurderHitchcock’s Dial M for Murder (1954)

Thursday & Friday, July 31 & August 1, 7:30 pm daily

Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings

Milland is diabolical as the tennis pro who blackmails his beautiful and rich wife, plots her murder, and plays astounding cat-and-mouse games with the police inspector who must unravel the crime.

The Band WagonThe Band Wagon (1953)

Saturday, August 2, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 3, 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Jack Buchanan

A faded movie hoofer attempts to revive his career in a Broadway musical devised by an overly artsy director. One great musical number after another delight in this MGM classic including “Dancing in the Dark,” “A Shine on Your Shoes,” “Triplets,” and the show business anthem “That’s Entertainment.”

You Only Live Twice (1967)

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

Sean Connery, Mie Hama, Donald Pleasance

Agent 007 fakes his own death to go undercover and investigate disappearing spacecraft before the situation leads to an international crisis. Colorful Japan locations spark the action and intrigue.


Friday, August 8, 7:30 pm

Waiting for Guffman  SERIES PREMIERE!
Waiting for Guffman (1996)

Rated R
Christopher Guest, Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy

In this mockumentary, a small town engages an eccentric director to stage a musical tribute to their city, hoping it will lead to Broadway.

Best in Show (2000)

Rated PG-13
Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Jane Lynch

A prestigious dog show profiles a series of comically obsessive pet owners in this mockumentary from the creators of Waiting for Guffman and This is Spinal Tap.

OliverOliver! (1968)

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

Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis

Winner of five Oscars including Best Picture, this superb musical version of Dickens’ Oliver Twist tells the story of a runaway orphan that joins a spirited band of young thieves with an unscrupulous leader.