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  • #86488

    BCNation
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    The 2011 CAPA Summer Movie Series Season

    Looks like they are headed to the 2000s, as there are Bridget Jones’ Diary, The Matrix, and Fight Club.

    Airplane! is making its premiere as well on 7/13.

    #443870

    chaptal
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    Pretty safe choices this year. A lot of repeats from not too long ago. I know it’s very hard to find prints of older films these days, but there’s not much variety here.

    #443871
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Press Release:
    2011 CAPA SUMMER MOVIE SERIES LINEUP ANNOUNCED

    The CAPA Summer Movie Series, the longest-running classic film series in America, celebrates its 41st anniversary in 2011 with an impressive assembly of classics, cult favorites, and much beloved films. The 2011 series, made possible through the generous support of PNC, will run June 17 – August 13 at the historic Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.).

    In early 2011, CAPA introduced the Fan Favorite Film online contest, offering patrons the chance to nominate and vote on films they would like to see on the big screen as part of the CAPA Summer Movie Series. This year’s winner is To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) which will be shown on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26.

    On July 8, local TV and radio legend Fritz the Nite Owl will be the special host of this year’s “Fright Nite Friday” featuring a Frankenstein double feature—Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948). Patrons will have the chance to meet Fritz in the lobby prior to the show, and he’ll also introduce both films.

    Other 2011 highlights include eight series premieres, a silent film with live musical accompaniment, two Saturday mornings of classic cartoons, one “Late Nite Friday,” one “Chick Flick Friday,” and one “Fright Nite Friday” double feature.

    The silent film presentation will be Buster Keaton’s Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928) with 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 14 and 15.

    “Chick Flick Friday” is back with Bridget Jones’s Diary (1990 – Rated R) on Friday, June 24. “Late Nite Friday” has also returned with an 11 pm screening of Fight Club (1999 – Rated R) on Friday, July 29. Both films are series premieres.

    The popular Cartoon Capers also return on Saturday, June 25, and Saturday, July 23. Both showings will begin at 10 am and feature classic Warner Brothers and MGM cartoons.

    Digital presentations for 2011 include High Noon 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” theatre organ 30 minutes prior to show time.

    Now celebrating his 20th 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 over 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.

    Audio-Described Movies

    Select films on CAPA’s 2011 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.

    Tickets

    CAPA Summer Movie Series ticket strips, one of Central Ohio’s best entertainment bargains, can be purchased now through Saturday, July 30, at the Ohio Theatre ticket office (39 E. State St.) or http://www.ticketmaster.com<http://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 http://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.

    2011 CAPA SUMMER MOVIE SERIES

    The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    Friday, June 17, 7:30 pm
    Saturday, June 18, 7:30pm
    Sunday, June 19, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
    Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger
    “Lions and tigers and bears”¦oh my!” Journey over MGM’s Technicolor rainbow to the Land of Oz with Dorothy and a magical soundtrack including “Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” “If I Only Had a Brain,” and “Over the Rainbow.”

    SERIES PREMIERE!
    Hitchcock’s Frenzy (1972)
    RATED R
    Wednesday & Thursday, June 22 & 23, 7:30 pm daily
    Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Alec McCowen
    “Just an ordinary necktie used with a deadly new twist.” Hitchcock’s last great film, this murder mystery thriller trails a London serial killer with deadly taste in neckwear. When the police investigation focuses on the ex-husband of one of the victims, he goes on the run, determined to prove his innocence by revealing the real killer.

    SERIES PREMIERE!
    CHICK FLICK FRIDAY!
    Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
    RATED R
    Friday, June 24, 7:30 pm
    Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant
    Zellweger shines as the charming and all-too-genuine Bridget Jones, an average woman with a diary and a New Year’s resolution—Stop smoking. Stop drinking. Find inner poise. Go to the gym three times a week. Don’t flirt with the boss. Reduce thighs. Learn to love thighs. Forget about thighs. Stop making lists.

    Cartoon Capers
    Saturday, June 25, 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! (Digital presentation)

    2011 FAN FAVORITE FILM!
    To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    Saturday, June 25, 7:30 pm
    Sunday, June 26, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
    Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Philip Alford
    Atticus Finch, the American Film Institute’s No. 1 Movie Hero of All Time, is immortalized by Gregory Peck’s Oscar-winning portrayal. Based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the film follows a widowed, idealistic Southern lawyer as his tries to raise his children and defend a black man wrongly accused of rape in 1930’s Alabama.

    High Noon (1952)
    Wednesday & Thursday, June 29 & 30, 7:30 pm daily
    Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell
    This landmark Western won four Oscars including Best Music, Original Song for “High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin’).” Cooper also won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of a retiring sheriff whose wedding day is interrupted by gunfighters bent on revenge. (Digital presentation)

    The Big Sleep (1946)
    Wednesday & Thursday, July 6 & 7, 7:30 pm daily
    Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely
    Hired to investigate a wealthy family, private eye Phillip Marlowe (Bogart) finds murder, blackmail, and possibly love in this exciting murder mystery filled with one twist after another. This all-time great piece of film noir will keep you baffled to the very end!

    FRIGHT NITE FRIDAY WITH FRITZ!
    Friday, July 8, 7:30 pm
    Meet local TV and radio legend Fritz the Nite Owl when he hosts the Fright Nite Friday double feature! With two superstars of classic horror, two comedy legends, and Fritz, it’s sure to be an epic night of fun and fright!

    Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
    Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive
    Considered the best of the Frankenstein series due to its expert mix of chills, compassion, and quirky humor, the monster returns demanding a mate and forces his reluctant creator back into the laboratory.

    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
    Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi
    Lugosi and Chaney recreate their signature horror movie roles as Count Dracula and the Wolfman, while Abbott and Costello create one of their funniest comedies! The Count wants to reawaken Frankenstein — with Costello as the brain donor!

    West Side Story (1961)
    Saturday, July 9, 7:30 pm
    Sunday, July 10, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
    Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer
    Leonard Bernstein’s landmark “Romeo and Juliet” musical moved from Broadway to Hollywood and won ten Academy Awards. Rival gangs and star-crossed lovers sing haunting melodies and memorable anthems, including “Maria,” “Tonight,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty,” and “Somewhere.”

    SERIES PREMIERE!
    Airplane! (1980)
    Wednesday, July 13, 7:30 pm
    Robert Hayes, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen
    As an ex-pilot with a fear of flying, Ted Striker (Hayes) must land a passenger plane when its crew falls ill from food poisoning. Surely he can find his inner hero, land the plane safely, and win back the woman he loves. But don’t call him Shirley.

    SILENT FILM!
    SERIES PREMIERE!
    Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928)
    Thursday & Friday, July 14 & 15, 7:30 pm daily
    Accompanied live by Clark Wilson on the Ohio Theatre’s prized “Mighty Morton” organ!
    Buster Keaton, Tom McGuire, Ernest Torrence
    The incomparable Buster Keaton stars as Steamboat Bill Jr., the degenerate son of the respectable Steamboat Bill. His father wants to turn him into an upstanding citizen, but it’s Bill Jr. who must come to the rescue when his father is arrested.

    The Sound of Music (1965)
    Saturday, July 16, 7:30 pm
    Sunday, July 17, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker
    This beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical swept the Oscars with its breathtaking scenery and unforgettable performances, including “Edelweiss,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” and “My Favorite Things.”

    Bringing Up Baby (1938)
    Wednesday & Thursday, July 20 & 21, 7:30 pm daily
    Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles
    Directed by Howard Hawks, this definitive screwball comedy includes a madcap heiress, an absentminded zoologist, a giant brontosaurus, a pet leopard, and a single-minded Scottish terrier. Grant and Hepburn’s chemistry and comic timing make this one of the fastest and funniest films ever!

    Cartoon Capers
    Saturday, July 23, 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! (Digital presentation)

    Gone with the Wind (1939)
    Saturday, July 23, 7:30 pm
    Sunday, July 24, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell
    Fiddle-dee-dee! Winner of eight Oscar Awards including Best Picture, Margaret Mitchell’s Civil War masterpiece set the standard for epic film-making. This Library of Congress treasure featuring the love/hate relationship of Rhett and Scarlett was also ranked as the #6 Greatest Movie of All Time by the American Film Institute.

    The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
    Wednesday & Thursday, July 27 & 28, 7:30 pm daily
    Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine
    Director John Ford’s powerful portrayal of a Depression era family has been declared a national treasure by the Library of Congress. Its evocative black and white cinematography and astounding performances capture the heroism and hopelessness of John Steinbeck’s epic novel.

    SERIES PREMIERE!
    Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
    Friday, July 29, 7:30 pm
    Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal
    Nominated for 13 Academy Awards, this is the only film to ever be nominated in every eligible category. Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor won her second Oscar for the portrayal of the hard-drinking and verbally vicious Martha, half of a volatile couple who delight in antagonizing each other.

    SERIES PREMIERE!
    LATE NITE FRIDAY!
    Fight Club (1999)
    Friday, July 29, 11 pm
    Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter
    The first rule of Fight Club is—YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB. When an insomniac office worker (Norton) meets an odd soap salesman (Pitt), their relationship morphs into a shocking new therapy that channels primal male aggression. It’s the ultimate male-bonding film with enough eye candy to keep the ladies happy too!

    The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
    Saturday, July 30, 7:30 pm
    Sunday, July 31, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
    Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone
    Flynn is the quintessential swashbuckling rogue as he leads his Merry Men in foiling evil Prince John, battling the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham, robbing the rich to give to the poor, and winning the hand of Maid Marion. This lavishly produced spectacular is one of the most popular adventure films of all time!

    SERIES PREMIERE!
    Tron (1982)
    Wednesday, August 3, 7:30 pm
    Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner
    Hacker Kevin Flynn (Bridges) is digitally abducted by the villainous software pirate Master Control into the internal, 3D world of computer programs. When he’s forced to compete in gladiatorial games, his only chance of escape is with the help of heroic security program Tron (Boxleitner).

    SERIES PREMIERE!
    The Matrix (1999)
    RATED R
    Thursday & Friday, August 4 & 5, 7:30 pm daily
    Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss
    Free your mind. Winner of four Oscar Awards, this film depicts a future in which most humans live in a simulated reality created by machines that then use their bodies’ electrical activity as an energy source. Computer hacker Neo (Reeves) is drawn into a rebellion against the machines, and could be “The One” to bring their reign to an end.

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
    Saturday, August 6, 7:30 pm
    Sunday, August 7, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
    Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas
    Professor Aronnax (Lukas) and professional whaler Ned Land (Douglas) join an expedition to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings said to be the work of a vicious, horned whale, only to encounter the Nautilus submarine commanded by Captain Nemo (Mason). This two-time Oscar winner was Walt Disney Pictures’ first science fiction film and was personally produced by Walt Disney himself.<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20,000_Leagues_Under_the_Sea_(1954_film)#cite_note-filmreference-1#cite_note-filmreference-1&gt;

    Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958)
    Wednesday & Thursday, August 10 & 11, 7:30 pm daily
    James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes
    Hailed as Hitchcock’s ultimate masterpiece, this taut mystery/suspense thriller showcases Stewart as a detective forced to retire after his fear of heights causes the death of a fellow policeman, and perhaps, the woman he’s been hired to follow.

    Funny Girl (1968)
    Friday & Saturday, August 12 & 13, 7:30 pm daily
    Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford
    “Hello, gorgeous!” Singer/comedienne Fanny Brice stole the show at The Ziegfeld Follies, and Streisand, in her Oscar-winning film debut based on the early Brice years, proves “Nobody Can Rain on Her Parade.” Lavish production numbers, a very suave Omar Sharif, and marvelous melodies including “People” make for a superb combination of romance, music, laughter, and heartbreak.

    Movies are subject to change without notice.

    #443872
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Bump! This weekend!

    The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    Friday, June 17, 7:30 pm
    Saturday, June 18, 7:30pm
    Sunday, June 19, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
    Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger
    “Lions and tigers and bears”¦oh my!” Journey over MGM’s Technicolor rainbow to the Land of Oz with Dorothy and a magical soundtrack including “Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” “If I Only Had a Brain,” and “Over the Rainbow.”

    #443873
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Bump! Tonight!

    FRIGHT NITE FRIDAY WITH FRITZ!
    Friday, July 8, 7:30 pm
    Meet local TV and radio legend Fritz the Nite Owl when he hosts the Fright Nite Friday double feature! With two superstars of classic horror, two comedy legends, and Fritz, it’s sure to be an epic night of fun and fright!

    #443874
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Tomorrow!

    SERIES PREMIERE!
    Tron (1982)
    Wednesday, August 3, 7:30 pm
    Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner
    Hacker Kevin Flynn (Bridges) is digitally abducted by the villainous software pirate Master Control into the internal, 3D world of computer programs. When he’s forced to compete in gladiatorial games, his only chance of escape is with the help of heroic security program Tron (Boxleitner).

    #443875
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Thursday & Friday!

    SERIES PREMIERE!
    The Matrix (1999)
    RATED R
    Thursday & Friday, August 4 & 5, 7:30 pm daily
    Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss
    Free your mind. Winner of four Oscar Awards, this film depicts a future in which most humans live in a simulated reality created by machines that then use their bodies’ electrical activity as an energy source. Computer hacker Neo (Reeves) is drawn into a rebellion against the machines, and could be “The One” to bring their reign to an end.

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