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We wait all winter (and long, cold spring) long for hot weather so we can find fun outdoors. Then the days heat up and we look for a respite from the blaze. A fickle group we humans are. When the hazy days get a bit too hazy for comfort, what better place to seek refuge than the movie theater? If you aren't in the mood for the latest summer blockbuster remake, the CAPA Summer Movie Series offers something for everyone. The movie ticket strips are on sale now.

One of the best bargains in town, CAPA Summer Movie Series ticket strips of 10 tickets cost just 25.00 and can be purchased by calling 614.469.0939; at the CAPA Ticket Center at 39 East State Street; or at Day-of-show tickets are 4.00 (3.50 for seniors), go on sale one hour prior to show time at the Ohio Theatre kiosk and are cash only. Students 13 - 19 can purchase a 5.00 Summer Movie Series pass as part of the PNC Arts Alive All Access Program, offering them an unlimited number of movie screenings.

With a vast array of options – classics, cult favs, cartoons and more – the 2013 series will run from June 28 – August 25 at the gorgeous (and nicely air conditioned) Ohio Theatre.

Some highlights of the series run:

Fritz the Nite Owl’s Fright Nite Friday will take place on July 26 with a double feature of Son of Dracula and The Black Cat. Guests will also have the chance to meet local legend Fritz in the lobby before and after the screenings.

The 2013 silent film presentation will feature live musical accompaniment by organist Clark Wilson on the theatre’s famed “Mighty Morton” organ. The silent film The Little American will be shown on August 8 and 9. If you are a fan of the music, you can also enjoy Wilson’s entertainment 30 minutes before and during the intermission of each screening.

Cartoon Capers featuring classic Warner Brothers and MGM cartoons will be back on the screen on Saturday mornings July 13 and August 10, harkening to the day when cartoons could only be found on one magical weekend morning.

You can also catch these and other favorites: To Catch a Thief, Annie Hall, Citizen Kane, Bonnie and Clyde, The Sting, Mary Poppins, Saturday Night Fever, among many other wonderful films.

For a full list of fun flicks visit the CAPA website.