40th Anniversary CAPA Summer Movie Series Lineup Announced, Runs 6/4-7/25

The CAPA Summer Movie Series, the longest-running classic film series in America, celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2010 with an impressive assembly of classics, cult favorites, and much beloved films. The 2010 series, made possible through the generous support of PNC, will run June 4 - July 25 at the historic Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.).

The very first CAPA Summer Movie Series in 1970 featured only four films-Carousel, Cleopatra, The Alamo, and Around the World in 80 Days. Forty years later, the 2010 CAPA Summer Movie Series will again feature Carousel on June 26 and 27 in commemoration of the beginning of a cherished summer entertainment staple in Columbus.

Other 2010 highlights include 11 series premieres, four musicals, a Buster Keaton silent film double feature with live musical accompaniment, two Saturday mornings of classic cartoons, two "Late Nite Fridays," two "Chick Flick Fridays," and one "Fright Nite Friday" double feature.

This year's silent film presentation will be a Buster Keaton double feature with live musical accompaniment by organist Clark Wilson on the Ohio Theatre's famed "Mighty Morton" organ. First up is the series premiere of Sherlock Jr. (1924), where film projectionist Keaton is a want-to-be detective, followed by the series premiere of Seven Chances (1925) where Keaton's grandfather imposes a marriage deadline in order for him to inherit $7 million. The Keaton silent film tribute will play Thursday and Friday, June 24 and 25.

"Chick Flick Fridays" are back in 2010 with Pretty Woman (1990 - Rated R) on Friday, June 18, and How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998 - Rated R) on Friday, July 9. "Late Nite Fridays" have also returned with 11 pm screenings of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962 - unrated) on Friday, June 25, and The Omen (1976 - Rated R) on Friday, July 23. All four films are series premieres.

New for 2010 is "Fright Nite Friday" on Friday, June 11, featuring a classic horror film double feature of Frankenstein (1931), with master of horror Boris Karloff, and The Wolf Man (1941), with Lon Chaney Jr. in his signature role.

The popular Cartoon Capers also return on Saturday, June 19, and Saturday, July 17. Both showings will begin at 10 am and feature classic Warner Brothers and MGM cartoons.

Digital presentations for 2010 include Carousel, All About Eve, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Patton, The Omen, My Fair Lady, and both Saturday morning cartoon programs.

Show Tunes

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" organ 30 minutes prior to show time.

Now performing in his 19th CAPA Summer Movie Series, 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.

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

Audio-Described Movies

Select films on CAPA's 2010 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, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing audio-description for cultural arts events. Audio-described film titles TBA. For more information, contact Judy Smith at (614) 469-1045.


CAPA Summer Movie Series ticket strips, one of Central Ohio's best entertainment bargains, can be purchased now through July 11 at the Ohio Theatre ticket office (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.

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

Rear Window (1954)
Friday, June 4, 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 6, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Raymond Burr
A freelance photographer, confined in his apartment with a broken leg and telephoto lens, spies on his Greenwich Village neighbors in this witty and macabre tale of voyeurism and murder, stylishly directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

It Happened One Night (1934)
Wednesday & Thursday, June 9 & 10, 7:30 pm daily
Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly
Directed by Frank Capra, this film classic is screwball comedy at its best. Colbert and Gable are perfectly matched as a headstrong, runaway heiress and a newspaper reporter who fight the battle of the sexes on a cross-country bus trip. This was the first film to win all five major Oscars-Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenplay!

Friday, June 11, 7:30 pm

Frankenstein (1931)
Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Mae Clarke
A Monster Science Created - But Could Not Destroy! Master of horror Boris Karloff portrays the misunderstood monster brought back to life through the recycling of corpses and the evil mastermind of Dr. Frankenstein.

The Wolf Man (1941)
Lon Chaney, Jr., Claude Rains, Bela Lugosi
"Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright." Catch double werewolf action when legendary monster man Bela Lugosi inducts Lon Chaney, Jr. into the wolf man family.

Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Saturday, June 12, 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 13, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor
Perhaps the greatest example of the Golden Age of MGM musicals, this delightful, tune-filled comedy spoofs the chaos in Hollywood during the transition from silent to sound movies.
Musical gems include "Good Morning," "Broadway Melody," "Make ‘Em Laugh," and of course, title tune "Singin' in the Rain."

Rio Bravo (1959)
Wednesday & Thursday, June 16 & 17, 7:30 pm daily
John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan
Small town sheriff (Wayne), his alcoholic friend (Martin), the hotshot new kid in town (Nelson), and deputy sidekick (Brennan) must guard a prisoner at risk of escaping with the help of his wealthy rancher brother. Memorable tunes include "Rio Bravo," "My Rifle, My Pony and Me," and "Cindy."

Pretty Woman (1990)
Rated R
Friday, June 18, 7:30 pm
Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the romantic comedy that made Julia Roberts a star! In this surprise smash hit, the cold heart of high-stakes businessman Gere melts when he hires good-natured call girl Roberts to stand in as his elegant girlfriend.

Cartoon Capers
Saturday, June 19, 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!

Some Like It Hot (1959)
Saturday, June 19, 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 20, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon
On the run from the Chicago mob, unemployed musicians Curtis and Lemmon disguise themselves as women and join an all-girl band. This sidesplitting comedy from director Billy Wilder is a National Treasure which features a memorably campy Monroe as a ukulele-playing vocalist.

The Goonies (1985)
Wednesday, June 23, 7:30 pm
Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Martha Plimpton
Goonies never say die! After finding a pirate treasure map, a group of daring kids go on a series of dangerous adventures in search of "One-Eyed Willy's" legendary fortune to save their home from being turned into a golf course. Steven Spielberg provided the storyline for this modern combination of "Our Gang" and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Thursday & Friday, June 24 & 25, 7:30 pm daily
Both films will be accompanied live by Clark Wilson on the Ohio Theatre's prized "Mighty Morton" organ!

Sherlock Jr. (1924)
Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton
Film projectionist Keaton wants to be a detective. After proposing to his lady (McGuire), he is incriminated in the theft of her father's watch, and daydreams about solving the crime. Meanwhile, it's girl power that saves the day!

Seven Chances (1925)
Buster Keaton, T. Roy Barnes, Snitz Edwards, Ruth Dwyer
Nearly bankrupt financial broker Jimmie Shannon (Keaton) is presented with his grandfather's will which leaves him $7 million if he marries before 7pm on his 27th birthday. The only catch is that his 27th birthday is today!

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Friday, June 25, 11 pm
Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono
Sister, sister, oh so fair, why is there blood all over your hair? A legendary pairing of two Hollywood Divas resulted in this Oscar-nominated campy melodrama and black comedy. Demented former child-star Davis torments wheelchair-bound sister Crawford, a movie queen forced into retirement after a car accident, in their decaying Hollywood mansion.

Carousel (1956)
Saturday, June 26, 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 27, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell, Barbara Ruick
In this unforgettable Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, former carnival barker Billy Bigelow (MacRae) asks to be sent down "from above" for one day to make amends for the mistakes he made in life. Much loved songs include "If I Loved You," "June is Busting Out All Over," and "Soliloquy."

My Man Godfrey (1936)
Wednesday & Thursday, June 30 & July 1, 7:30 pm daily
William Powell, Carole Lombard
"All you need to start an asylum is an empty room and the right kind of people." Powell shines in this screwball comedy classic as a hobo turned society butler who teaches a wealthy, hilariously dysfunctional family a few lessons. Touted as the funniest comedy of its decade!

All About Eve (1950)
Wednesday & Thursday, July 7 & 8, 7:30 pm daily
Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm
Flawless acting and directing mark this sophisticated drama about trust and betrayal in the world of New York theatrE. Davis glows as an ageless, eternally successful actress, and Baxter is unsettling as the unscrupulous young starlet who connives to unseat her. Oscar winner for Best Picture!

How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
Rated R
Friday, July 9, 7:30 pm
Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs, Whoopi Goldberg
Sometimes you have to break the rules to free your heart. In this star-studded romantic comedy, an uptight, successful, 40-something stockbroker (Bassett) unexpectedly finds love with a 20-year-old medical student (Diggs) while on a well-deserved Jamaican vacation.

The Music Man (1962)
Saturday, July 10, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 11, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Ron Howard
In this jubilant Meredith Willson musical, Preston reprises his Tony-winning role as Harold Hill, a smooth-talking con artist who hoodwinks the folks of River City, Iowa, into organizing a boys' band with himself as the leader. Famed tunes include "76 Trombones," "Ya' Got Trouble," and "Till There Was You."

Strangers on a Train (1951)
Wednesday-Friday, July 14-16, 7:30 pm daily
Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, RoBert Walker
"My theory is that everyone is a potential murderer." In this gripping Hitchcock thriller co-written by Raymond Chandler, a psychopath plotting to get rid of his father proposes to "trade murders" with a tennis pro hoping to end a stifling marriage.

Cartoon Capers
Saturday, July 17, 10 am
Enjoy a collection of classic characters from animation's heyday featuring many Warner Brothers and MGM superstars including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Pepe LePew, Yosemite Sam, Tom & Jerry, and the works of legendary American animator, cartoonist, voice actor, and director Tex Avery!

Patton (1970)
Saturday, July 17, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 18, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
George C. Scott, Karl Malden
A riveting performance by Scott as the brilliant but temperamental General George Patton anchors one of the great WWII biographies, filled with both compelling personal moments and sweeping battle scenes. Oscar winner for Best Picture and Actor!

Double Indemnity (1944)
Wednesday-Friday, July 21-23, 7:30 pm daily
Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson
MacMurray snags his best movie role as the likeable insurance salesman who is seduced by Stanwyck into committing a calculated crime for lust and personal gain. Billy Wilder directs this brilliant film noir which he co-penned with Raymond Chandler. Recipient of seven Oscar nominations!

The Omen (1976)
Friday, July 23, 11 pm
Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens
"What could be wrong with our child, Robert? We're the beautiful people, aren't we?" An American ambassador and his wife adopt a child, only to find he has slight homicidal tendencies. A series of bizarre deaths leads the ambassador to investigate the biological parentage of his son-with shocking results!

My Fair Lady (1964)
Saturday, July 24, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 25, 2 pm only
Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway
Hepburn is irresistible as the Cockney flower girl transformed into a lady by a phonetics professor set on winning a bet. Lerner and Loewe's sparkling take on the Shaw play includes "The Rain in Spain," "I Could Have Danced All Night," and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face." Winner of eight Oscars including Best Picture, Actor, and Director!

Movies are subject to change without notice.

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