2014 CAPA Summer Movie Series to Feature THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE, ROMAN HOLIDAY & More

2014 CAPA Summer Movie Series to Feature THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE, ROMAN HOLIDAY & More

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.

On Friday, July 25, local TV and radio legend Fritz the Nite Owl returns to host the "Fright Nite Friday" double feature-The Return of the Vampire (1944) and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931). Patrons will have the chance to meet Fritz in the lobby before and after the screenings, and he'll also introduce both films.

The 2014 silent film presentation will be Girl Shy (1924) 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 17 and 18.

The popular Cartoon Capers also return on Saturday, June 21, and Saturday, July 19. Both showings will begin at 10 am and feature classic Warner Brothers and MGM cartoons.

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 2014 include My Favorite Year, Roman Holiday, The Little Princess, An Affair to Remember, The Best Years of Our Lives, and both Saturday morning cartoon programs.

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 23rd 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 Fleischer will also provide live organ accompaniment at select movie screenings.

Select films on CAPA's 2014 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 Keisha Dean 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 27, at the CAPA Ticket Center (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. 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.

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