The CAPA summer movies at the Ohio Theatre are definitely one of the highlights of any Columbus summer (they've been going on for 41 years now!). And they begin again tomorrow, Friday, June 17, with screenings of "The Wizard of Oz."
The 2011 Series features 23 of the world's most treasured films and includes eight series premieres, a Buster Keaton silent film with live musical accompaniment, two Saturday mornings of classic cartoons, one "Late Nite Friday," one "Chick Flick Friday," and one "Fright Nite Friday" double feature hosted by local TV and radio legend Fritz the Nite Owl. The 2011 CAPA Summer Movie Series runs June 17-August 13. Day-of-show tickets are $4 and go on sale one hour prior to show time at the Ohio Theatre kiosk. Senior citizen tickets are available for $3.50. Now through July 30, strips of 10 tickets are available for $25, a savings of $1.50 per ticket. Strip tickets are good for any film in any combination. All tickets are general admission and seating is on a first come, first served basis.
As part of the 2011 Summer Movie Series, CAPA will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the historic Ohio Theatre with free, guided tours on Saturday, June 25; Saturday, July 16; and Saturday, August 13; at 4:30 pm each day. The hour-long tours will begin in the front lobby of the Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) and will include a look at the history and restoration of the official State Theatre of Ohio, as well as a demonstration of the original 1928 "Mighty Morton" theatre organ. Featured organist Clark Wilson will conduct the demonstrations on June 16 and August 13. Organist David Fleischer will conduct the demonstration on June 25. Tours are free, but reservations are required and space is limited. To make a reservation, log on to www.capasummermovies.com or call 614.719.6743. Please specify preferred date. Tours do include stairs. For more details, including a full schedule of movies, visit www.capa.com.