2015 CAPA
Summer Movie Series

Download the 2015 SMS Press Release

Venue: Ohio Theatre (More Info)
Date: June 5 - August 9

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.

It's that time again!

The CAPA Summer Movie Series, the longest-running classic film series in America, celebrates its 45th anniversary in 2015 with an impressive assembly of classics, cult favorites, and beloved films. The 2015 series will run June 5–August 9 at the historic Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) and will feature 29 films over nine weeks (no films scheduled for the week of the Fourth of July).

2015 highlights include 11 series premieres, a silent film with live musical accompaniment, two Saturday mornings of classic cartoons, and four double features including the return of “Fright Nite Friday.”

Fright Nite Friday with Fritz!

On Friday, June 26, local TV and radio legend Fritz the Nite Owl returns to host the “Fright Nite Friday” double feature—Son of Frankenstein (1939) and The Brides of Dracula (1960). 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 2015 silent film presentation will be The Kid (1921) 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 16 and 17.

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 2015 include A Day at the Races, My Fair Lady, Young Frankenstein, This is Spinal Tap, The Spiral Staircase, and both Saturday morning cartoon programs.

Clark Wilson & the “Mighty Morton” Theatre 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 24th 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.

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. 2015 tour dates are June 6, June 27, July 18, August 1, and August 8, 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.

Audio Descriptions

Select films on CAPA’s 2015 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.

Movie times below will be audio described:
My Fair Lady - Saturday, June 27 at 7:30 pm
Hitchcock's The 39 Steps- Thursday, July 23 at 7:30 pm

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 13-25 may purchase a $5 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 2015 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 nine weeks of movie showings to students only and not any accompanying adult.

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

The Great Race (1965)

Wednesday & Thursday, August 5 & 6, 7:30 pm daily

Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon

Blake Edwards’ slapstick comedy pits heroic daredevil The Great Leslie (Curtis) against hissable arch rival Professor Fate (Lemmon) in a hilarious car race across three continents.


Friday, August 7, 7:30 pm

This is Spinal Tap  (1984)

Rated R
Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest

The adventures of legendary British heavy metal band Spinal Tap are chronicled in this faux “rockumentary” as they attempt a North American tour.

A Mighty Wind (2003)

Rated PG-13
Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Michael McKean

A memorial tribute concert reunites a comic collection of folksingers that understandably never achieved stardom. .

Seven BridesSeven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

Saturday, August 8, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 9, 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards

An Oscar-winning musical score, stunning ensemble choreography, and laugh-out-loud comedy combine when an Oregon backwoodsman brings home his new wife, causing his six brothers to realize they all want to be married too.