The longest-running classic film fest has returned for its 47th year. The CAPA Summer Movie Series will run June 16–August 6 at the Ohio Theatre and will feature 25 films over eight weeks. Their lineup is chocked full of Saturday morning cartoons, Fright Nite, Comedy Double Features, and much more. As always, 35mm screenings when possible, vintage commercial breaks, and intermission entertainment. Check out what CAPA has in store:
All About Eve (1950)
Friday, June 16, 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.
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
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 ultimately 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.
The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)
Saturday, July 1, 7:30 pm
Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell, Ed Begley
This Hollywood adaptation of Meredith Wilson’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!
FRIGHT NITE FRIDAY WITH FRITZ!
Friday, July 7, 7:30 pm
Meet local TV and radio legend Fritz the Nite Owl when he hosts the Fright Nite Friday!
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
VAMP & CAMP DOUBLE FEATURE
Friday, July 14, 7:30 pm
South Pacific (1958)
Saturday, July 15, 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)
Wednesday, July 19, 7:30 pm
Sam Sherpard, 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.
To Kill A Mocking Bird (1962)
Saturday, July 22, 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.
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!
Saturday, July 29, 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.
COMEDY DOUBLE FEATURE
Friday, August 4, 7:30 pm
Shall We Dance (1937)
Saturday, August 5, 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)!