The CAPA Summer Movie Series, the longest-running classic film series in America, celebrates its 42nd anniversary in 2012 with classics, cult favorites, and much beloved films. The 2012 series, made possible through the generous support of PNC, will run June 15–August 12 at the historic Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.), featuring 27 films over nine weeks.
2012 highlights include 11 series premieres, a silent film with live musical accompaniment, two Saturday mornings of classic cartoons, and one "Fright Nite Friday" double feature.
On July 6, local TV and radio legend Fritz the Nite Owl returns to host the "Fright Nite Friday" double feature-Dracula's Daughter (1936) and Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943). Patrons will have the chance to meet Fritz in the lobby before and after the screenings, and he'll also introduce both films.
The 2012 silent film presentation will be Douglas Fairbanks' Robin Hood (1922) featuring live musical accompaniment by organist Clark Wilson on the Ohio Theatre's famed "Mighty Morton" theatre organ. The silent film will be shown Thursday and Friday, July 12 and 13.
The popular Cartoon Capers also return on Saturday, June 23, and Saturday, July 21. Both showings will begin at 10 am and feature classic Warner Brothers and MGM cartoons.
All efforts are made to screen films in 35mm whenever possible; however, distributors are increasingly switching to digital-only distribution, so some of the 35mm presentations on the Series may be patrons' last chance to see them in the older format.
Digital presentations for 2012 include Goldfinger, Hello, Dolly!, High Anxiety, War of the Worlds, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, High Society, Dinner at Eight, and both Saturday morning cartoon programs.
CAPA Summer Movie Series ticket strips, one of central Ohio's best entertainment bargains, can be purchased now through Sunday, July 29, at the Ohio Theatre ticket office (39 E. State St.) or www.ticketmaster.com. Strips of 10 tickets are $25, a savings of $1.50 per ticket off day-of-show prices. Phone orders for strip tickets can be placed by calling (614) 469-0939. For more information or to download an order form, please visit www.capa.com. Strip tickets are good for any film in any combination.