2014 CAPA Summer Movie Series
Venue: Ohio Theatre (More Info)
4 Ways To Buy 10-Ticket Strips ($25):
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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. Strip tickets are good for any film in any combination.
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.
The 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.
FRIGHT NITE FRIDAY WITH FRITZ!
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!
Saturday, July 26, 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 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 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 Wagon (1953)
Saturday, August 2, 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.”
Friday, August 8, 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 9, 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.