CAPA 2017 Summer Movie Series Lineup Announced

The longest-running classic film series in America is back again, celebrating its 47th year. The CAPA Summer Movie Series will run from June 16 until August 6 at the Ohio Theatre, featuring 25 films over the course of eight weeks.

To Kill A Mockingbird via CAPA

The 2017 series will show 10 films that are new to the festival, as well as a silent film with live musical accompaniment, a Vamp and Camp Double Feature, two Saturday mornings of classic cartoons, and a Comedy Double Feature. In addition, local legend Fritz the Night Owl will host a Fright Nite Friday screening of The Shining. The night will include retro commercials and the classic Fritz breaks we all know and love, full of fun, special effects, and of course, trivia.

Single visit tickets are available day of for $5 ($4 for senior citizens) at the Ohio Theatre Kiosk and online through CAPA, or you can purchase a strip of 10 tickets for $30, good for any show. The strip is available through July 23.


All About Eve (1950)

Friday, June 16, 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 17, 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 18, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders
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!

Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

Wednesday & Thursday, June 21 & 22, 7:30 pm daily
Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain
Oscar-winning film noir account of a beautiful, but obsessive, woman who stops at nothing, including murder, to get what she desires.

Jailhouse Rock (1957)

Friday, June 23, 7:30 pm
Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy
Presley brings bravado and cockiness to the role of a construction worker who served a prison sentence then fights his way to musical stardom. With ample doses of hip-swiveling and crooning, Elvis fans enthusiastically rank this as one of his best movies.

Cartoon Capers

Saturday, June 24, 10 am
Enjoy an amalgamation of animated antics featuring your favorite Warner Bros. cartoon stars including Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck!

Hitchcock’s Suspicion (1941)

Saturday, June 24, 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 25, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke
In this Hitchcock thriller about love, betrayal, and murder, charming gambler Johnnie Aysgarth wins the heart and hand of heiress Lina, but she grows increasingly skeptical of her groom—does he really love her or is he secretly planning her untimely end?

You Can’t Take It With You (1938)

Wednesday & Thursday, June 28 & 29, 7:30 pm daily
Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore
Oscar winner for Best Picture and Director (Frank Capra), this hilarious tale of capitalism versus the little guy delivers big laughs when a wealthy industrialist’s son falls for the daughter of a poor but eccentric family.

Dark Passage (1947)

Friday, June 30, 7:30 pm
Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Agnes Moorehead
In this Bogart/Bacall film noir thriller, a convict escapes prison to prove his innocence, and receives help from a young woman who believes he was unjustly condemned for the murder of his wife.

The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)

Saturday, July 1, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 2, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell, Ed Begley
This Hollywood adaptation of Meredith Willson’s big Broadway musical is based on the true story of a passenger on the ill-fated Titanic that became a hero. Reynolds is fabulous in her Oscar-nominated role as a backwoods girl with big dreams who becomes one of the wealthiest women in Denver.

Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

Wednesday, July 5, 7:30 pm
Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore
Fresh from Salina, Kansas and determined to experience life, fearless young Millie Dillmount arrives in New York during the Roaring Twenties to test the “modern” ideas she has been reading about back home. Oscar winner for Best Music Score!

Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

Thursday, July 6, 7:30 pm daily
William Powell, Myrna Loy, Donna Reed
In the fourth of “Thin Man” movies, Nick and Nora are at their wisecracking best as they investigate murder and racketeering at a local race track.


Friday, July 7, 7:30 pm
Meet local TV and radio legend Fritz the Nite Owl when he hosts Fright Nite Friday!

The Shining (1980)

Rated R
Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd
Nicholson is at his horrific best as a former teacher that takes his wife and son to an isolated hotel in the mountains of Colorado where he accepts a job as the eerie resort’s winter caretaker.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Rated PG-13
Saturday, July 8, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 9, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody
In this Steven Spielberg/George Lucas production, swashbuckling archeologist Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is on the dig of a lifetime, searching for the Holy Grail with fellow archeologist and father Henry Jones (Sean Connery). Keeping up with the Joneses has never been so much fun!

Beetlejuice (1988)

Rated PG
Wednesday & Thursday, July 12 & 13, 7:30 pm daily
Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton
Recently deceased Adam and Barbara happily haunt the New England farmhouse they formerly owned until a new family moves in. After failed attempts to spook out the new residents, the couple conjures the help of fellow spirit Beetlejuice, but get more than their bargained for. Plenty of signature quirky comedy, courtesy of director Tim Burton.


Friday, July 14, 7:30pm

Belle of the Nineties (1934)

Mae West, Roger Pryor, Johnny Mack Brown
Queen of the nightclub sporting world, Ruby Carter moves to New Orleans and quickly becomes the star attraction of The Sensation Club, only to be troubled by drama from her past.

Cobra Woman (1944)

Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Sabu
Made as a serious, exotic, Technicolor adventure, this epic now garners more laughs than most intentional comedies. When his fiancée Tollea is kidnapped, Ramu sets out for a strange Pacific island ruled by her menacing twin sister Naja, the Cobra Woman, who wants Ramu all to herself.

South Pacific (1958)

Saturday, July 15, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 16, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, France Nuyen, Juanita Hall
This digitally restored print of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical about a WWII romance on a remote island boasts some of the finest songs in the American musical catalog including “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Younger than Springtime,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair,” “This Nearly Was Mine,” and “Bali H’ai.”

The Right Stuff (1983)

Rated PG
Wednesday, July 19, 7:30 pm
Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris
Winner of four Oscars, this is the account of the original Mercury 7 astronauts (which included hometown hero John Glenn), and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the US space program.

The Freshman (1925)

Thursday & Friday, July 20 & 21, 7:30 pm daily
Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Brooks Benedict
Filled with hilarious scenes and gags, this is one of the top comedies from one of the silent era’s greatest comedians. Harold Lamb is determined to do whatever it takes to become the most popular student at Tate University, but finds himself the target of practical jokes and ridicule until his one true friend helps him refocus on what’s truly important.

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Saturday, July 22, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 23, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Brock Peters
Based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, a widowed, idealistic Southern lawyer tries to raise his children and defend a black man wrongly accused of rape in 1930’s Alabama. Gregory Peck’s Oscar-winning portrayal of Atticus Finch is immortalized as the American Film Institute’s No. 1 Movie Hero of All Time.

Hitchcock’s I Confess (1953)

Wednesday & Thursday, July 26 & 27, 7:30 pm daily
Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden
A young priest becomes a murder suspect after hearing the confession of the real killer, but is prevented by his vows from revealing the truth to the police.

Flamingo Road (1949)

Friday, July 28, 7:30pm
Joan Crawford, Zachary Scott, Sydney Greenstreet
Stranded in a southern town ruled by a corrupt kingpin, a carnival dancer turned roadhouse hostess can’t escape the power struggles of the local government driven by misguided political ambitions.

Cartoon Capers

Saturday, July 29, 10 am
Enjoy a collection of classic characters from animation’s heyday featuring many Warner Brothers superstars including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and a few surprises!

Charade (1963)

Saturday, July 29, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 30, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau
In this comedy-thriller filled with witty dialogue, humorous situations, and the scenic beauty of Paris, Grant plays an undercover agent aiding widow Hepburn in a search for her late husband’s fortune while a trio of crooks—headed by Matthau—follows close behind.

For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Rated PG
Wednesday & Thursday, August 2 & 3, 7:30 pm daily
Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Topol
Agent 007 is at it again when a British spy trawler sinks and he is assigned to recover a lost encryption device before it falls into enemy hands. Action and intrigue abound in one of Moore’s best outings as James Bond.


Friday, August 4, 7:30pm

The Cat and the Canary (1939)

Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Gale Sondergaard
Murder and madness ensue when an eccentric family meets at their uncle’s remote, decaying mansion on the tenth anniversary of his death for the reading of his will. Hope’s wisecracking role ensured his stature as one of the top movie comics.

Monkey Business (1931)

The Marx Brothers
More fun than four barrels of monkeys! It’s comedy on the high seas when the zany Marx Brothers stow away on an ocean liner.

Shall We Dance (1937)

Saturday, August 5, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 6, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton
A budding romance between a ballet master and a tap dancer becomes complicated when rumors surface that they’re already married. Famous Gershwin songs include “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” and “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” (performed on roller skates)!

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