For the 39th year, the CAPA Summer Movie Series will provide a wide range of films for Columbus movie-goers. The series, which runs from July 17 through August 30, will take place Downtown at the Ohio Theatre.

For the 39th year, the CAPA Summer Movie Series will provide a wide range of films for Columbus movie-goers. The series, which runs from July 17 through August 30, will take place Downtown at the Ohio Theatre.

This year, CAPA presents some themed movie days including "Chick Flick Fridays" and "Late Nite Fridays." Also included is a night to celebrate the 25th birthday of the Thurber House which features films based on James Thurber's literature.

A ticket strip for the Series, which includes 10 tickets for $25, can be purchased either at the Ohio Theater or on Tickets are available to individual films for $4.

2009 CAPA Summer Movie Series Schedule

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Friday, July 17, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 2 pm and 7:30 p.m.

This Oscar-winning Western from 1969 starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford chronicles two train robbers headed for Bolivia.

The Awful Truth

Wednesday and Thursday, July 22 & 23, 7:30 p.m.

Despite a divorce, a New York couple realizes they still love each other and try to ruin each other's new relationships.

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Friday, July 24, 7:30 p.m.

A CAPA Series Premiere, this 1951 sci-fi classic features an alien and a robot who want peace on Earth.

Slap Shot

Friday, July 24, 11 p.m.

Starring Paul Newman, Slap Shot is a comedy film about minor league hockey. This is a series premiere as well as part of "Late Nite Fridays."

Show Boat

Saturday, July 25, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

This 1951 movie is based on a musical of the same name. A collection of great songs adds to the romantic plotline.

Dirty Harry

Wednesday through Friday, July 29 through 31, 7:30 p.m.

Clint Eastwood plays a San Francisco Inspector who is following a serial killer. The film debuts as a Series Premiere.

Cartoon Capers

Saturday, August 1, 10 a.m.

Watch Saturday morning cartoons as part of the series! See a handful of classic cartoons from way back when.

King Kong

Saturday, August 1, 7:30 p.m. Sunday August 2, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The original 1933 film with Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, and Bruce Cabot. It is a black-and-white classic that has spurred many remakes about the popular gorilla named Kong.


Wednesday and Thursday, August 5 & 6, 7:30 p.m.

An Oscar-winning film directed by Alfred Hitchcock about a woman who learns the secrets about her husband's first wife.

Dirty Dancing

Friday, August 7, 7:30 p.m.

The first installment of "Chick Flick Friday" and a series premiere. A 1987 movie with Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey that features what the title suggests: a lot of dancing.

The King and I

Saturday, August 8, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 9, 2 pm and 7:30 p.m.

Originally a Broadway musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein, The King and I is the story of a young English teacher who goes to Siam to teach the King's children.

The Male Animal

Wednesday, August 12, 7:30 p.m.

The Male Animal is part of Thurber Night as a series Premier. It is a comedy based on a play by Thurber and stars Henry Fonda, Olivia de Haviland, Joan Leslie and Jack Carson.


Thursday and Friday, August 13 & 14, 7:30 p.m.

This year's Silent Film of the series is about fighter pilots during World War I who are both in love with the same girl.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Saturday, August 15, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 16, 2 pm and 7:30 p.m.

Harrison Ford's debut as Indiana Jones as he tries to find the Ark of the Covenant.


Wednesday and Thursday, August 19 & 20, 7:30 p.m.

Spellbound is the Series' second movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock about doctors that fall in love and must deal with amnesia and psychoanalysis.

Gold Diggers of 1933

Friday, August 21, 7:30 p.m.

A composer falls in love with a showgirl in this 1933 musical.

Evil Dead II

Friday, August 21, 11 p.m.

See a scary movie for the second "Late Nite Friday!" This film is a horror/comedy complete with a cabin in the woods and zombies. That can only mean trouble for a young couple on vacation.

Cartoon Capers

Saturday, August 22, 10 a.m.

Another Saturday morning with everyone's favorite classic cartoon characters.


Saturday, August 22, 7:30 p.m. Sunday August 23, 2 pm and 7:30 p.m.

Follow Charlton Heston as Ben-Hur in a movie celebrating 50 years and 11 Oscar wins.

Road to Bali

Wednesday and Thursday, August 26 & 27, 7:30 p.m.

Two men vie for a princess' love in Bali in this Series premiere.

Steel Magnolias

Friday, August 28, 7:30 p.m.

Steel Magnolias is the second Chick Flick of "Chick Flick Friday." The cast including Julia Roberts, Sally Field and Dolly Parton star in the drama about Southern women.