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Schedule Announced for the 2023 CAPA Summer Movie Series at the Ohio Theatre June 15-July 16

Posted: May 8, 2023

The CAPA Summer Movie Series, the longest-running classic film series in America, today announced the schedule for its 54th series of classic films and cult favorites. The 2023 series will run June 15-July 16 at the historic Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) and feature 19 films over five weeks. Highlights include seven series premieres, a silent film with live musical accompaniment, Fright Nite Friday, and two Saturday mornings of classic cartoons.

Show Tunes
Now celebrating his 32nd year as featured organist for the CAPA Summer Movie Series, Clark Wilson will again provide pre-show entertainment at the keyboards and controls of the Ohio Theatre’s treasured “Mighty Morton” theatre organ presented by Ice Miller 30 minutes prior to each screening. A touring performer, recording artist, and renowned expert on the scoring of silent films, Wilson was called a “master of silent film and showman of the first order” by film critic/historian Leonard Maltin.

Also performing at the organ is Associate Organist David Fleisher. The Central Ohio native began studying piano at age 7 and recalls falling in love with the Ohio Theatre’s organ as a young audience member. Fleisher has served as Associate Organist at the Ohio Theatre since 2006.

Fright Nite Friday with Fritz
While Fritz the Nite Owl will not be on-site for the screening, audiences can still return to the days of Nite Owl Theatre with a special Fright Nite Friday presentation of The Lost Boys (1987) on Friday, June 30. Fans will enjoy a full episode of Nite Owl Theatre complete with era-appropriate, retro commercials and Fritz’s signature breaks loaded with trivia-tastic tomfoolery and campy special effects.

Special Services
Select films 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. Visit capa.com for a list of audio-described movie screenings for the 2023 series.

In addition, Listen Everywhere, an assistive listening app that patrons can download to their personal cell phones, is available at all screenings. When coupled with the patron’s headphones or ear buds, the app provides high-quality audio streamed directly to the patron and can be adjusted for volume preference.

As part of the 2023 CAPA Summer Movie Series, CAPA will offer a revealing look at the historic Ohio Theatre with free, one-hour-long, guided tours complete with a light show and organ demonstration by Clark Wilson on the “Mighty Morton” theatre organ presented by Ice Miller. Reservations are required, and space is limited. 2023 tour dates are June 17, July 1 and July 8 at 4 pm each day. To make a reservation, send an email to sms@capa.com with the number of people in your party and preferred tour date A first-floor only tour available upon request for individuals with mobility issues. Tours do not go on stage or backstage.

CAPA Summer Movie Series 10-packs, one of central Ohio's best entertainment bargains, can be purchased now through Sunday, July 2. Ticket 10-packs are $40, a savings of $2 per ticket off day-of-show prices. They can be purchased in-person at the CBUSArts Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), online at www.capa.com, or by phone at (614) 469-0939. 10-pack tickets are good for any film in any combination.

Single tickets to individual films are $6 ($5 for seniors) and go on sale Monday, June 5. Single tickets can be purchased in advance at the CBUSArts Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), online at www.capa.com, or by phone at (614) 469-0939.

Single tickets and ticket 10-packs may also be purchased day-of-show with cash or card beginning one hour prior to show time at the CBUSArts Ticket Center.

The 2023 CAPA Summer Movie Series is made possible through the generous support of PVS.