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America’s longest-running classic film series celebrates 50 years in Columbus

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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.


True Grit (1969)
Wednesday & Thursday, June 26 & 27, 7:30 pm daily

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.

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.

Sabrina (1954)
Wednesday & Thursday, July 10 & 11, 7:30 pm daily

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.

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!

Jaws (1975)

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.

Pillow Talk (1959)
Wednesday & Thursday, July 24 & 25, 7:30 pm daily

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.

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.

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Want to get away? Southwest making it cheap




Southwest Airlines is hoping that enough of you are close to feeling safe to leave the house for more than a trip to the grocery store. In a bid to jumpstart their flagging business, Southwest has announced some pretty steep ticket discounts - as low as $49 each way to a host of cities departing from Columbus.

Flights must be booked at least 14 days in advance and travel must happen between May 26 and August 31. Most expect Ohio's 14-day travel quarantine rule to expire by August but be sure to take that into account if you decide to hop on a plane.

Some of the cities and deals we have imagined for you include:

A long weekend in Atlanta: $118 per person roundtrip from Friday, Aug 14 - Sunday the 16th. Keep in mind, it's about 100 degrees in ATL this time of year so be sure to have access to a body of water if you go.

A patriotic, weekend protest in Washington DC: $98 per person roundtrip, 4th of July weekend. See the sights (if they're open to the public) and stand somewhere with a sign with whatever outrage you have in mind.

A long 4th of July beach weekend in Ft. Lauderdale: $198 per person roundtrip from July 3-6 and you can stay at this cute Airbnb apartment that's just one block from the beach for $88/night.

Vegas baby! You're going to have to forget the weekends if you want the great flight deal. But we found August 5-7 available for $198 a person. Plus you can get into the Bellagio for $139 /night right now as an added bonus. Two nights of debauchery, a little gambling and some of the best restaurants in America. What could go wrong?

Of course, traveling may be risky business for some people and this all assumes the respective cities and attractions re-open and are relatively safe. But if you just need to get away, it's probably never been cheaper.

See other flight options here.

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¡Ándale, check out these 12 Cinco de Mayo fiestas!




It's hard to imagine a Cinco de Mayo without the traditional tequila-induced hangover. Even though you may not be able to sip those margaritas on a sunny patio or at the bar, local restaurants have figured out a way to help you celebrate at home - margaritas included. Here's the not-so-skinny on living out your tequila and enchilada-fueled dreams.

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In order to bring a bit of normalcy back, we've teamed up with @hornitostequila and @daiquiri_daze_popup to open our doors back up for the day and serve a limited offering of some of the faves for Cinco de Mayo. Offerings include but are not limited to our basic-cable famous salsas and Columbus' most missed margs. A party pack for four will include a Spotify playlist and that good Cosecha pebble ice that MIGHT JUST help to make you feel like you're celebrating on our patio. Online pre-orders will start sometime tomorrow at and go to the day of. Walk-in’s are also welcome! Stay safe Columbus. We miss you dearly. Thank you so, so much for your continued support and we'll see you on the other side. Offerings: • Margaritas - Single (Comes with Salt, Lime, and Pebble Ice) - Traditional - Hornitos Reposado, Dry Curacao, Fresh Lime, Agave $8 - Next Episode - Hornitos SIlver, Dry Curacao, Hibiscus, Habanero, Lime $8 • Chips and Salsas $4 Koki's Chips, Roasted Tomato and Mint and Tomatillo-Avocado salsas Single/Extra Salsa $2 • Sage Margarita Jell-O Shot $2 • Cinco De Mayo Pack for 4 $40 (4) Margaritas of your choice, (2) Orders Chips and Salsas, (4) Jello-O Shots, Spotify Playlist, Ice, Limes, Salt, Super Cool Cactus Decanter • Chicken Tinga Taco Kit for 2 $20 (Pre-Order Only) Chicken Braised in Mild Red Chillies, Corn Tortillas, Avocado Salsa, Pickled Red Onion

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Are you ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? This year our Fiesta is at your house with our 5 de Mayo Fiesta Combo 🇲🇽 You can get a combo for 2 or 4 Amigos! Each Amigo gets: • One Queso or Guacamole with fresh chips and Salsa 🧀 🥑 • Three Tacos of your choice (Shredded chicken, ground beef, or Al Pastor)🌮 • Two Lime or Flavored Margaritas We will be also dropping some 5 de Mayo T-Shirts inside some orders as a gift! But you can support our team by purchasing one for $10! *Promo available on 5/5/20 all day. Pick up only • • #eat614 #columbusfoodie #columbusfoodscene #topcolumbusrestaurants #614magazine #614eats #buckeyes #happyhour #mexicanfood #margarita #girlsnightout #tacos #guac #collegegirls #collegelife #restaurant #margarita #asseenincolumbus #college #campus #columbusfoodscene #columbusohio #osugrad #ohiostate #socialdistancing #quarantine #quarantinelife #cincodemayo #togetherasbuckeyes #osugrad

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Flanagan’s has your Saturday night covered with unique drive-in concert

Mike Thomas



With the usual slate of summer festivals and events cancelled due to the pandemic, we're going to have to get creative if we want to have any fun at all in the weeks to come. In that spirit, the team at Flanagan's Pub in Blacklick is hosting a special drive-in concert this Saturday, May 2, that offers a good time from the relative safety of your own vehicle.

Described as "Sonic, meets drive in movie, meets live concert" on the Flanagan's Facebook page, this special event running from 6PM-9PM on Flanagan's north lawn will feature live music from artist Brad Moore, with full service carry-out food from the pub also available.

Upon arrival, drivers will directed to the field north of Flanagan's parking lot. Attendants will be on hand aid with parking, and to ensure that a proper space is left between vehicles to promote social distancing. From there, servers wearing gloves and masks will deliver a single use menus to each vehicle and handle all carryout orders. Then, it's just a matter of kicking back to enjoy the show (but please take note: Flanagan's requests that all guests at this event remain in their vehicle at all times).

To aid in parking when you arrive, Flanagan's has produced this handy map:

Flanagan's is located at 3001 Reynoldsburg-New Albany Rd in Blacklick. For more information, visit Flanagan's on Facebook, or reach them by phone at (614) 855-7472.

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