The 42nd annual CAPA Summer Movie Series at the historic Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) begins June 15, and features 27 films over nine weeks. The Series opens with the Oscar-winning, American classic, Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, which runs June 15-17.
Casablanca is also one of seven films on the 2012 Series which will be audio described by Accessible Arts of Central Ohio. Audio description allows visually impaired theatre-goers to hear a scene-by-scene narration of the on-screen action while they listen to movie dialogue at no extra charge. Headsets can be picked up in the lobby before the audio-described showings. To reserve equipment, contact Elizabeth Lamont at (614) 469-1045.
The following showings will offer audio-description:
Sunday, June 17, 2 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.
Thursday, June 21, 7:30 pm
Ft. Knox and the world’s supply of gold are threatened by evil mastermind Auric Goldfinger and his “Operation Grand Slam.” It’s up to special agent James Bond to navigate Goldfinger’s odd assortment of hench”men” and save the world’s economy from destruction.
Wednesday, June 29, 7:30 pm
Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price
In this Oscar-winning film noir, detective McPherson (Andrews) finds himself falling for Laura Hunt (Tierney), the murder victim whose case he is investigating. The plot twists and turns will keep you guessing as the truth is unraveled in this murder mystery gem, ranked the fourth best film in the mystery genre by the American Film Institute.
High Anxiety (1977)
Wednesday, July 11, 7:30 pm
In this parody based on the films of Alfred Hitchcock, comedy mastermind Mel Brooks directs, produces, and stars as Dr. Richard Thorndyke, new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous. With a supporting cast of characters expertly crafted by comedic royalty, Brooks must confront his own "high anxiety" psychiatric condition to clear his name when framed for murder.