The Capitol Theatre

The Capitol Theatre in downtown Chambersburg is hosting its Summer Movie Series for the next three months.

The beautiful and historic Capitol Theatre in downtown Chambersburg has come a long way baby! Summer Movies for $5 return to the biggest screen in Chambersburg amidst the nostalgic setting of the 1927 cultural arts gem of Chambersburg. Movies were the main attraction when this iconic venue opened on Feb. 3, 1927. The first movie screened was the silent film, “The Waning Sex.” The Moller Organ, still in existence today, provided music and sounds for those old silent films and is scheduled to come to life in the upcoming 2019-20 live show season!

For many years, films were projected with two carbon-arc projectors, which are still on site today; however, a state-of-the-art all digital sound system and a 5,000 lumen LED projector are now in place.

Tickets can be purchased at the door only at 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. Groups are welcome and are asked to call the Box Office in advance at: (717) 263-0202, open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To add to the movie-goer’s experience, the theatre will also have a concession area with popcorn, candy, soda and water; wine and beer available for evening movies, except “The Muppet Movie”; and air-conditioned comfort.

Summer Movies will be shown on the following Thursdays at 3 and 7 p.m.:

June 20 - “Bullitt”

Concessions for both movies. Wine/Beer for 7 p.m. movie.

Rated: PG-13 1H 54M (1968) An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop, played by Man’s Man, Steve McQueen, becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection. A brash and innovative gutsy and realistic film which contains one of the greatest car-chases ever filmed. Get your Mustang on! Also starring Jacqueline

Bisset and Robert Vaughn. Directed by Peter Yates.

June 27 -  “Bridesmaids”

Concessions for both movies. Special Ladies Night will be happening at the Capitol! Wine/Beer will be available at a reduced price for this movie only.

Rated: R 2H 05M (2011) Annie (Kristen Wiig), is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to Matrimony. WARNING: Strong adult language and sexual content! Directed by Paul Feig

July 11 - “Jumanji”

Concessions for both movies. Wine/Beer available for 7 p.m. movie.

Rated: PG 1H 44M (1995) After being trapped in a jungle board game for 26 years, a Man-Child wins his release from the game. But, no sooner has he arrived he’s forced to play again, and this time sets the creatures of the jungle loose on the city. Now it is up to him to stop them. One of Robin William’s best films! Directed by Joe Johnston

July 18 - “Dirty Dancing”

Concessions for both movies. Wine/Beer available for 7 p.m. movie.

Rated: PG-13 1H 40M (1987) A sexy and unexpected hit summer film with a brewing, forbidden romance in the vein of Romeo & Juliet, and a coming of age story for a young woman protected from life’s dark side who discovers the loves of her life - dance and the forbidden dancer. The movie is directed by Emile Ardolino.

Aug. 1 - “The Muppet Movie”

Concessions available for both movies. The bar will not be open.

Rated: G 1H 35M (1979) While living the quiet life in a swamp, Kermit the Frog is approached by a Hollywood agent to audition for his big break in Show Biz. Along the way, Kermit befriends Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, the Great Gonzo and more. But Kermit must also watch out for ruthless Doc Hopper, who plans to use him as his spokesman for his Frog Legs food chain. The movie is directed by James Frawley.

Aug. 8 - “Pitch Perfect”

Concessions available for both movies. Wine/Beer available for 7 p.m. movie.

Rated: PG-13 1H 52M (2012) The Barden Bellas are a collegiate, all-girl a cappella singing group thriving on female pop songs and their perfect looks. After a disastrous failing at last year's finals, they are forced to regroup. Among the new recruits is freshman Beca, an independent, aspiring DJ with no interest in the college life. But after she meets Jesse, from

the rival all-male a cappella group, Beca has a new outlook and takes it upon herself to help the Bellas find their new look and sound and get back into the competition. The movie is directed by Jason Moore.

Aug. 15 - “Planet of the Apes”

Concessions available for both movies. Wine/Beer available for 7 p.m. movie.

Rated: G 1H 52M (1968) The one that started it all - the original with Charleston Heston, Kim Hunter, Roddy McDowell and a wild and frightening ending which still carries relevant political commentary. Three astronauts crash land on what they believe to be a distant planet from earth and find it is run by a society of Apes who laud over the mute and helpless humans.

Academy Award Winner for Makeup Achievement. Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner.

Aug. 22 - “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

Concessions available for both movies. Wine/Beer available for 7 p.m. movie.

Rated: PG-13 1H 43M (1986) Celebrate going back to school with high-schooler, Ferris Bueller, who wants a day off from school and has an incredibly sophisticated plan to pull it off. He talks his friend Cameron into taking his father's Ferrari and with his girlfriend, head into Chicago for the day. However, the school principal is convinced that Ferris is playing hooky for the day and is hell bent to catch him, resulting in oodles of hilarity. The movie is directed by John Hughes.

Future films

There will also be a Classic Cinema Series from Oct.15 - April 7 and three holiday movies in December! A brochure is available through the Box Office at: (717) 263-0202, 159 S. Main St. Chambersburg Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Capitol Theatre movies and events can be liked and shared on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/capitoltheatrecenter, or individuals can sign up for email event notices at: http://www.thecapitoltheatre.org/.

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