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Fight Nite Friday - Hosted by Fritz the Nite Owl

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans

    Press Release:


    Local TV and radio legend Fritz the Nite Owl will host this year’s “Fright Nite Friday” double feature at the CAPA Summer Movie Series. Patrons will have the chance to meet Fritz in the Ohio Theatre lobby for photos and autographs. He’ll also introduce both films—Dracula’s Daughter (1936) and Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)—as they make their Series premiere.

    The 2012 CAPA Summer Movie Series presents Fright Nite Friday with Fritz at the Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) on Friday, July 6. Doors open at 6:30pm. Screening begins at 7:30pm. Day-of-show tickets 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.

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

    About the Featured Films


    Dracula’s Daughter (1936)

    Otto Kruger, Gloria Holden, Marguerite Churchill

    Filmed as the sequel to Dracula (1931), Dracula’s Daughter begins with the death of Count Dracula at the hands of Professor Von Helsing. Countess Marya Zaleska (Holden), Dracula’s daughter and also a vampire, will do anything to free herself of her father’s evil influence and live as a human.


    Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)

    Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi

    It’s an epic battle of classic horror movie monsters when The Wolf Man resurrects Frankenstein’s monster in an effort to seek an end for his suffering as an inhuman beast. This film is the fifth in a series of films based upon Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and a sequel to The Wolf Man.

    About Fritz the Nite Owl

    Fritz is best known as the host of “Nite Owl Theatre,” a locally produced, late night movie showcase featuring classic horror and sci-fi films which aired on WBNS-TV from 1974-1991. His improvised, humorous commentaries over jazz music and unique visual introductions earned him five Emmy Awards during his 17 years hosting the show. His “Nite Owl Jazz: What’s New in Jazz for the 21st Century” radio program also ran for 17 years.

    Fritz’s professional radio career began in 1959 after his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army Signal Corps. While in the Army, he was stationed at the Signal Corps Pictorial Center (formerly the Paramount Studios New York facility) where he narrated, acted in, and wrote numerous army promotional and training films. In doing so, he expanded his knowledge of visual techniques and effects, which he later used on his own TV show.

    Fritz made a few appearances in the DC comic book titled “The Power of Shazam!” in which he helped Captain Marvel and Superman save the universe. Among his many freelance narrations and acting performances, he was also the voice of Green Lantern in the short-lived Warner Video Comics series.

    Fritz resumed film-hosting in October 2010 with a showing of Night of the Living Dead at Grandview Theatre in Columbus. He currently hosts one movie per month.


    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans

    The Buzz: Fritz Lives!
    By: Halie Williams
    Published on May 9, 2012

    For those who grew up through the 70’s and 80’s, the words “night owl” mean much more than someone who stays up late. Frederick Peerenboom, better known as Fritz the Nite Owl, has become somewhat of a legend in the world of TV and radio, with his engaging baritone voice and witty commentary.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/the-buzz-fritz-lives



    I think Fight Night would be pretty awesome as well.

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