America’s longest-running classic film series is back for its 50th year with a can’t-miss deal for you!
Beef up on your classic movie game with CAPA Summer Movie Series for only 50 cents on opening weekend! Leave your dollar bills at home for a two quarter showing of Casablanca from June 14-16.
Scroll down for more information and the full lineup.
Made possible through the generous support of PVS Chemicals, the 2019 Series will run June 14–August 11 at the historic Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) and feature 26 films over nine weeks. The 2019 season features a silent film with live musical accompaniment, two Saturday mornings of classic cartoons, a sci-fi double feature, a film noir double feature, and Fright Nite Friday with Fritz.
Casablanca (1942) Friday, June 14, 7:30 pm Saturday, June 15, 7:30 pm Sunday, June 16, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
“Here’s looking at you, kid.” Winner of three Oscars including Best Picture, Casablanca topped the American Film Institute’s list of America’s Greatest Love Stories. Bogart and Bergman sizzle as star-crossed lovers fighting an ill-fated and powerful attraction while caught in a web of WWII politics, espionage, and deceit. 50¢ admission for all showings June 14-16!
Back to the Future (1985) Wednesday & Thursday, June 19 & 20, 7:30 pm daily
Teenager Marty McFly is the only kid to ever get in trouble before he was born! When he’s blasted from 1985 back to 1955 aboard a plutonium-powered DeLorean, he triggers a time-shattering chain reaction with only one hope to get him Back to the Future!
Libeled Lady (1936) Friday, June 21, 7:30 pm
This screwball romantic comedy portrays the elaborate scheme of a newspaper man, his ignored fiancée, and a down-on-his-luck reporter as they attempt to turn a false news story into truth to prevent a high-society woman from suing for libel.
Cartoon Capers Saturday, June 22, 10 am
Enjoy an amalgamation of animated antics featuring your favorite Warner Bros. cartoon stars including Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck! Digital presentation.
Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train(1951) Saturday, June 22, 7:30 pm Sunday, June 23, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
“My theory is that everyone is a potential murderer.” In this gripping Hitchcock thriller co-written by Raymond Chandler, a psychopath plotting to get rid of his father proposes to “trade murders” with a tennis pro hoping to end a stifling marriage.
Wayne won an Oscar for his portrayal of the drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn who teams up with a Texas Ranger to help a stubborn teenager track down her father’s murderer in Indian territory. Digital presentation.
SCI-FI DOUBLE FEATURE Friday, June 28, 7:30pm
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates. Digital presentation.
This Island Earth(1955)
Atomic scientist Cal Meacham receives a strange invitation to join a secret lab in Georgia to work on a secret research project.
The Music Man (1962) Saturday, June 29, 7:30 pm Sunday, June 30, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
In this jubilant Meredith Willson musical, Preston reprises his Tony-winning role as Harold Hill, a smooth-talking con artist who hoodwinks the folks of River City, Iowa, into organizing a boys’ band with himself as the leader. Famed tunes include “76 Trombones,” “Ya’ Got Trouble,” and “Till There Was You.” Digital presentation.
Lady Sings the Blues (1972) Friday, July 5, 7:30 pm
The troubled life and career of legendary jazz Billie Holiday is highlighted by Diana Ross’ searing Oscar-nominated performance. Digital presentation.
Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Saturday, July 6, 7:30 pm Sunday, July 7, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Walt Disney’s first full-length animated feature production earned him an honorary Oscar (one statuette and seven miniature statuettes) for this tale of a princess exiled into a dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother but rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of the family. Digital presentation.
The daughter of a chauffeur falls madly in love with the youngest playboy son of a Long Island society family, but his older brother plots to intervene. Billy Wilder’s romantic comedy showcases these three stars at their best! Digital presentation.
FRIGHT NITE FRIDAY WITH FRITZ! Friday, July 12, 7:30 pm
Meet local TV and radio legend Fritz the Nite Owl when he hosts Fright Nite Friday in his signature Nite Owl Theatre-style at the CAPA Summer Movie Series!
Steven Spielberg keeps you on the edge of your seat in this summer blockbuster about a police chief, a marine scientist, and a grizzled fisherman determined to save their town from a great white shark that has been menacing its beaches. Digital presentation.
West Side Story(1961) Saturday, July 13, 7:30 pm Sunday, July 14, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
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.”
Bringing Up Baby(1938) Wednesday, July 17, 7:30 pm
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!
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ(1925) Thursday & Friday, July 18 & 19, 7:30 pm daily
The most expensive film from the silent era, this tale of a wrongly imprisoned Jewish prince searching for his family and the opportunity to enact revenge on the childhood friend who betrayed him includes moving drama and spectacular action.
Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958) Saturday, July 20, 7:30 pm Sunday, July 21, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
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.
Tempers flare when a New York interior designer must share a telephone line with a playboy songwriter who ties up the line flirting with women when she needs it for business. Plot twists ensue when he tries to enact revenge for her complaints by seducing her in the disguised voice of a sincere and upstanding Texas rancher.
FILM NOIR DOUBLE FEATURE Friday, July 26, 7:30pm
Murder, My Sweet (1944)
Private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by recently released Moose Malloy to find his former girlfriend but soon finds himself in a complex web of deceit where no one’s motivation is obvious.
The Narrow Margin (1952)
A tough cop must outwit mob killers stalking a witness aboard a cross-country train. A landmark in film noir cinema filled with non-stop suspense. Digital presentation.
Cartoon Capers Saturday, July 27, 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! Digital presentation.Library Card Day – Up to four free admissions with a library card!
Woman of the Year (1942) Saturday, July 27, 7:30 pm Sunday, July 28, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
In this Oscar-winning romantic comedy, rival newspaper reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married only to find their relationship strained when Sam begins to feel neglected because of Tess’ hectic lifestyle.
Jezebel(1938) Wednesday & Thursday, July 31 & August 1, 7:30 pm daily
In one of her most renowned roles, Bette Davis portrays a spoiled Southern belle who loses her fiancée with her arrogant and contrary ways. When she tries to win him back, she discovers it may be too late. Davis and Bainter both won Oscars for their performances!
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off(1988) Friday, August 2, 7:30pm
High school wise guy Ferris Bueller is determined to take the day off from school and convinces best friend Cameron and girlfriend Sloane to head into Chicago for a wild escape but the principal is in hot pursuit. Digital presentation.
The Gay Divorcee (1934) Saturday, August 3, 7:30 pm Sunday, August 4, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
When American Mimi Glossop travels to England to seek a divorce from her absentee husband, she meets and unexpectedly falls for the dashing American dancer Guy Holden. The film received three Oscar nominations and won the very first Oscar for Best Song for “The Continental,” a 22-minute production number.
Witness for the Prosecution (1957) Wednesday & Thursday, August 7 & 8, 7:30 pm daily Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton
Unmatched in suspense, this Billy Wilder/Agatha Christie crime thriller received six Oscar nominations. Ailing criminal lawyer Sir Wilfrid finds himself defending Leonard Vole, a charmer accused of murdering a rich, middle-aged widow with only his cold and unpredictable wife as an alibi.
Enter the Dragon (1973) Friday, August 9, 7:30 pm
The ultimate in Kung Fu action as martial arts expert Lee is recruited to infiltrate a drug operation under the guise of participating in a deadly competition.
Oklahoma! (1955) Saturday, August 10, 7:30 pm Sunday, August 11, 2 pm & 7:30pm
In this Oscar-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, a couple of young cowboys in the Oklahoma territory fight for the hearts of their sweethearts. The memorable score includes “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top,” “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” and “People Will Say We’re in Love.” Digital presentation.
Every year, the beautiful and lush space at Franklin Park Conservatory plays host to The Asian Festival. It’s a festival where Ohioans come together to celebrate all Asian cultures and cuisines ranging from China to India to Vietnam. Whether it’s inspired dance, martial arts, or new-to-you desserts, this festival offers a chance to explore Columbus’s rich Asian culture while enjoying a day at the Conservatory.
And before you head out this weekend, here are a few tips to making the most out of Asian Festival.
Let’s Just Get This Out Of The Way Now: It’s Free
Obviously, food and drinks, and anything else you want to purchase costs money, but it’s totally free to hang out. Bring your little ones! This time you won’t have to use the classic white lie to get free admission. You know the conversation I’m talking about: “Ok, today, you guys are all 10-years-old, got it?”
Hot From The Sun?Cool Off With Dessert
Asian Festival is mostly outdoors and Ohio’s summers can be just as brutal as Ohio’s winters. J-Pops are popsicles, but these send your local ice cream truck guy running home to his mom. These gourmet pops come in flavors like lemon basil or watermelon mint. On the other hand, options like Aloha Ice is your stop for shaved ice in a multitude of flavors. And of course, rolled ice cream courtesy of Simply Rolled Ice Cream LLC is your Insta-aesthetic option.
So You Think You Can… Art?
You don’t have to be exclusive to being a spectator throughout the weekend, there’s plenty of ways to participate. Saturday is loaded from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with craft-driven activities like Chinese calligraphy at 10 a.m., or paper animal construction at 4 p.m. Sunday keeps this ball rolling with activities like kimono design at 2 p.m.
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Step Out Of Your Cuisine Comfort Zone!
The classic American/Midwesterner in you might only think of that takeout joint down the road from your house when you think of Asian cuisine, but I’m here to tell you, you’re sorely mistaken and missing out. Asian food spans across many different countries. Do you love Ramen? Ok, admittedly, that’s an easy one, but your kids will know it and probably love it* (*no promises, kids are unpredictable).
What about Bahn Mi? Never had it? It’s a Vietnamese sandwich that will change your damn life. There’s also the opportunity to try the popular Hawaiian dish, poke—a rice bowl that typically features raw fish with veggies and sauces. Even your vegan friends can find a delicious Indian meal from Flavors Of India.
Have A (Tea) Party!
Saturday also plays host to tea tastings for those looking for something new in their mugs. The first of the two is slated earlier in the day while the second will serve as one of the last events to cap off the first day of the festival.
Asian Festival is happening Saturday, June 25 from 10:00AM- 8:00PM and Sunday, June 26 from 10:00AM0 6:00PM at Franklin Park.
The yee-haws just keep coming, as the organizers of the Whitehall Food Truck & Fun fest have announced Grammy-nominated country music artist Lee Brice will headline the festival’s 7th outing on Saturday, July 27.
Located on Yearling Rd in Whitehall, between Etna Rd and Langley Ave., the annual festival will run from 11 AM to 10 PM. Featuring more than 30 of Columbus’ best food trucks and live music from some of your favorite artists, the Food Truck Fest is free to attend.
Brice will top off the day’s performances at 8:30 PM on the City Stage. Read on for the full list of performers.
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City Stage 12:00pm-1:00pm – Yours for the Taking 1:30pm-3:00pm – Alexis Gomez 3:00pm – Marching Band 3:45pm-5:30pm – Three Ton Toad 6:00pm-8:00pm – North to Nashville 8:30pm-10:00pm – Lee Brice
Community Stage 11:00am-12:00pm – Lost Black Lab 12:30pm-1:30pm – Olde Cellar Band 2:00pm-3:00pm – Hurricane Jerry & The Surge 3:00pm – Marching Band 3:30pm-4:30pm – Ashley Martin Band 5:00pm-6:00pm – Whiskey Saints 6:30pm-7:30pm – Radio Tramps 8:00pm-10:00pm – Fabulous Johnson Brothers
With its more than 60 craft breweries (and counting); 150 beer bars, growler shops, and bottle stores; and over 300 restaurants serving craft beer, Columbus is one of the largest craft beer cities in the Midwest. Celebrate our booming booze culture with Columbus Craft Beer Week, now through May 25.
There are dozens of beer-centric events planned very day this week that we’re dying to put on your radar. And, don’t forget to take advantage of the one-time $5 off Lyft credit to or from any CCBW event with code CRAFTBEERCBUS.
Come join for free pinball and craft sour selections from Platform Beer Co.! Our kick-off party for CCBW is going to feature 8 different Sours from Platform and two free Pinball machines. Platform will be in attendance on Monday night to get the party started and Brewcadia will be offering free pinball the whole week!
All week long at The Crest Gastropub, Parsons location, they will be featuring an awesome Bacon and Beer menu with Land-Grant Brewing. What’s better than bacon and beer? How about lamb bacon, duck bacon, Irish bacon, Italian bacon, beef bacon, coconut bacon, or whatever wonderful morsels of bacon we decide to work with paired alongside an array of Land Grant Beers.
For Columbus Craft Beer Week, Perfect Pour is very excited to have a sampling of the Outer Reaches Sour Program from Rhinegeist, and host Rhinegeist’s brewer, Luke Cole in-house to talk about the brewery, the beers, and all things beer related. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!
Up to 12 teams can compete for the prestigious title of Lineage Brewing Jenga Champion. Free to enter. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Tournament starts at 6pm and goes until a new champion is crowned.
Join us for another adventure with Hoof Hearted Brewing from Marengo, Ohio! Hoof Hearted swept the city with their amazing twist on brews back in 2011 and have become one of the most saught after/followed breweries in the region. Chef Joe will be preparing 5 special courses paired with 6 beers for a night not to miss. Cost: $65
Want to get the inside scoop on how to brew epic beers yourself?! Join our team of geeks as they help walk you through the process step-by-step. Together, we’ll explore some of the best and strangest ways to brew a good beer and you’ll get an insider look at how BrewDog does it too. The club is free to all who join!
Join Lineage Brewing for a Beer and Hand Pie tasting. We think our hand pies are the perfect pub food, and we want to show you why. We’ll pair four mini versions of our hand pies with 4 our our beers that we think go perfectly together.
Join us on Wednesday, May 22nd at 6pm for a five course beer pairing dinner with our friends at Little Fish Brewing. Each beer will be hand selected by owners and brewers Jimmy Stockwell and Sean White, to accompany the chef inspired menu. $50, five courses, five beers, limited to 30 seats.
Attend a free class to learn the basics about beer, featuring stylistic examples from two awesome local breweries. Lagers, Belgians, Ales, light to dark, we’ll take your taste buds on a fun trip. Reps from both breweries will explain each beer in detail and answer any beer related questions. This will be a fun and educational time sipping and discussing BEER.
*Seating will be limited, please RSVP with Perfect Pour by calling 614-553-7666, or comment in the event post on Facebook.
Our experts are putting together our most mouth watering pairing yet and we are bringing it to you for Columbus Craft Beer Week! This pairing will have 5 different Brewdog beers paired with 5 special desserts made by our super talented, in-house chefs, just for this occasion. Cost: $25
Join us in the Land-Grant Brewing Co. taproom May 17-19 and May 23-25 and order a Meat Sweats pairing flight. We have paired each portion of the Ray Ray’s world famous Meat Sweats Box with one of our tasty beers. We are donating $2 from each flight sold to the Pink Boots Society!
Stop in for a chance to win a Jones Snowboard prize pack and a Adirondack chair prize pack from 4-7PM! Alaskan beers include White, Icy Bay IPA, and Blonde. Two Roads line up includes Two Juicy, Lil Heaven, and Persian Lime Gose!!!
Tribute beer night is our tongue in cheek way of paying tribute to some of the breweries who’ve helped us along the way while having a little fun at their expense. Stop in for a few special release beers named in honor of other local breweries/beers. Guess the breweries and win some prizes.
Ever wish you had the PERFECT pierogi to savor with your favorite beer? Olentangy River Brewing Company and Sophie’s Pierogis are ready to show you! Join us as we prepare a selected menu of pierogis to pair perfectly with a selection of craft beers in a flight — find your favorite and come back for more!
Jackie O’s beer specials and exclusive tappings. Trivia starts at 8pm. Win some Jackie O’s swag and try some awesome beers from our friends at Jackie O’s. Final list will be released closer to the event!
We’ve teamed up with the very talented Chrissie’s Creations to bring you a flight of four tasty beers paired with four delicious cupcakes! Tickets are $25 with proceeds from the event going to the Heart Center of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Tickets are limited and can be purchased in advance or on the day if available.
Join us at The Grand Event Center during Columbus Craft Beer Week on Thursday, May 23 as we collaborate with Combustion Brewery and Taproom out of Pickerington, Ohio for our first Bites & Brews event. Throughout the unique five-course dinner, you will pair each chef-inspired dish with beers ranging from ales to IPAs. Reservations are required in advance and can be made on Eventbrite. Cost: $65
The BBOM returns for a third year. We’re still not a casino, but we’re giving you the chance to “gamble.” Of course not for money, that would be illegal and we wouldn’t be here next year for Beer Week. It works like this, you give us few bucks and you get to draw from the BBOM. You may get something you would rather give away or you may get a great craft brew. Can you handle the risk?
We partner with Sierra Nevada to crank out a tasty southern spread as a way to raise money for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. 100% of the crawfish dinner sales are donated to this great central Ohio organization. It’s our chance to help those that need help the most. Tickets are just for dinner. Cost: $20
Nostalgia Brewing has partnered with The Drunken Donut to provide a flight of four Nostalgia beers and four boozy donuts made with the paired beers! PLUS a 5 oz sample of our collaboration Boozy Donut Beer – all for only $18! This event will be limited to the first 60 who purchase a ticket and will take place on our patio from 6 PM – 8 PM on 5/24/2019. Cost: $18
This amplified beer school and tasting will be hosted by one of Cicerone certified humans. Our museum will be turned into a massive tasting room! We will walk you through the brewing process and all the geekery that goes into making the epic crafts you love! (there will also be plenty of beer tasting too!)
The band, a self-described mix of pop, blues and soul, is fronted by singer/songwriters Adam Darling and Stephanie Amber. Appropriately named, Honey and Blue combines Darling’s sultry, bluesy sounds with Amber’s soulful, whimsical take on lyrics and harmony.
A great wrap up to a long Columbus Craft Beer Week, our new in house food provider Short & Stout Kitchen will be providing some delicious comfort food, while we play a curated selection New Orlean’s legend Trombone Shorty and other Jazz greats! Abita drink specials + House Hurricanes!
We are welcoming Cat Welfare to our taproom during beer week for a fundraiser and adoption event!! One dollar from every beer sold from 12-3 will go to support Cat Welfare‘s mission. They will also be bringing some cute cats that are up for adoption. Of course, this is beer week so we will be selling buckets of Assistant Manager Beer (named after our brewery cat) in cans.
So you know these guys can brew, but how good is their aim? Come find out as Pretentious Barrel House hosts the first annual Skee-Bus Brewer’s Cup. Cheer on your favorite brewers from Land Grant, Lineage, Parsons North, Ill Mannered, North High, Seventh Son, and Dankhouse as they go head-to-head to see who rolls the mightiest and which brewery is the best *wink wink*. Victors walk away with the highly coveted, very expensive, Brewer’s Cup and the right to donate proceeds to the charity of their choice. Plus, you might walk away with some great prizes.
Join the BrewDog crew at DogTap Columbus on Saturday May 25th to [unofficially] close out Columbus Craft Beer Week Presented by Giant Eagle with a bang! Tickets are free – just follow the link to claim yours! This epic party will feature an amazing tap list with a special Summer showcase on our container bar, brewery tours, bands playing throughout the day, Doggy pool party at our Dog Park and much more!
Johnny from Jackie O’s will be spinning records and setting the mood for an end of the week celebration to beer week. Specialty bottles and drafts of Jackie O’s brew will be on hand with a pairing menu from the kitchen (available all week during beer week). If you’ve ever wanted to dance at a restaurant during dinner this is your chance.
Nurse your Craft Beer Week hangover with this family friendly event in our upstairs bar. We will have cartoons, face painting, and coloring for your small children…we will also have lots of adult beverages including special drafts just around for beer week. Entry is FREE.