April 11, 2012, Clearwater, FL - The Capitol Classics film series continues in May with two witty comedy favorites to round out your work week. Tickets for all May films are on sale now with tickets priced at $5 for all screenings.
The month starts off on Thursday, May 3 at 7 pm with the romantic comedy The Philadelphia Story. Starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart the film is about a socialite (Hepburn) whose wedding plans are complicated by the simultaneous arrival of her ex-husband (Grant) and a tabloid magazine journalist (Stewart). The Philadelphia Story was nominated for six Academy Awards®, winning two: Stewart for Best Actor and Donald Ogden Stewart for Best Adapted Screenplay.
The series continues on Friday, May 11 at 7:30 pm with Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Written and directed by John Hughes, Ferris Buller's Day Off stars Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara and Alan Ruck. The film follows high school senior Ferris Bueller (Broderick), who decides to skip school and spend the day in downtown Chicago. Accompanied by his girlfriend Sloane Peterson (Sara) and his best friend Cameron Frye (Ruck) he creatively avoids his school's Dean of Students Edward Rooney, his resentful sister Jeanie, and his parents. Ferris Bueller's Day Off became one of the top grossing films of 1986 and is still enthusiastically received by critics and audiences alike.
Tickets for all screenings are priced at $5 will be available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater, by calling 727.791.7400 or by logging onto www.atthecap.com. The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday, from noon to 6 pm. The Capitol Theatre Ticket Office opens one hour prior to showtime.
The City of Clearwater and Ruth Eckerd Hall have joined forces to renovate and revitalize the intimate Capitol Theatre located on downtown Clearwater's beautiful Cleveland Street. Constructed and established in 1921, this classic structure is reminiscent of a classic Hollywood theater and is one of the oldest operating theatres in the state of Florida. In 2009, the Clearwater City Council designated the Capitol Theatre a historical landmark. This is the first such designation by the city. Ruth Eckerd Hall and the Capitol Theatre are 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations.