The Capitol Theatre’s $5.00 Summer Movies are back!  This Summer brings another slate of great movies, but this Summer each movie has been chosen by community leaders who will introduce the film they’ve chosen.  They will tell you why they chose the film and why it’s so special to them, maybe offer some trivia or other insight into their chosen film.  The films fall into one of three categories:  June:  Musicals; July:  Westerns and August:  Family Friendly.  The movies are on Thursdays with two movie showings:  3:00pm & 6:00pm

The Capitol Theatre’s Summer Movies are coming to the big screen and the community leaders who will introduce the film amidst the beautiful and nostalgic setting of the 1927 historic Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg, (Franklin County) PA.   Buy $5.00 tickets at the door, by phone through the Box Office at (717) 263-0202 or at  Movie trailers can also be viewed online. An additional $1.00 per transaction fee will be charged for online purchases.  Thank you to Franklin County Visitors Bureau for sponsoring the movies. The Capitol Theatre also would like to recognize Summit Health, which generously made the movie screen possible.  Enjoy summer movies at the Capitol Theatre.  Immerse yourself into the movie with a surround sound experience. Visit the concession area for popcorn, candy, soda and water. For June and July evening movies, enjoy a glass of beer or wine with the movie. (All food and beverages are available at an extra charge.)

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Thursday – June 1, 2017 – 3:00pm & 6:00pm

Singin’ in the Rain introduced by Jon Meyer, Manager of Capitol Theatre Center

Trailer   Rated:  PG   Runtime:  1:48   Starring:  Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor, Jean Hagen  Synopsis:  A hoofer and chorus girl fall in love as the movies learn to talk; hilarious results     —     Beer/Wine & Concessions for sale at 6pm movie.

Thursday – June 8, 2017 – 3:00pm & 6:00pm

Jailhouse Rock introduced by David King/Preacher and Elvis Tribute Artist

Trailer    Rated:  PG     Runtime:  1:36    Starring:  Elvis Presley   Synopsis:  After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett (Presley) becomes a teenage rock star.  — Beer/Wine & Concessions for Sale at 6pm movie

Thursday – June 15, 2017 – 3:00pm & 6:00pm

West Side Story introduced by Amy Weibley of Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce

Trailer:   Rated:  PG-13   Runtime:  2:32   Cast: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, Georg Chakiris   Synopsis: Groundbreaking 1950’s musical based on Romeo & Juliet  —-   Beer/Wine & Concessions for Sale at 6pm movie

Thursday – June 22, 2017 – 3:00pm & 6:00pm

Newsies introduced by Paul Cullinane of Borough of Chambersburg

Trailer:    Rated:  PG   Runtime: 2:01   Starring:  Christian Bale & Bill Pullman  Synopsis: A musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899 caused by the ruthlessness of big business.  —  Beer/Wine & Concessions for Sale at 6pm movie

Thursday – June 29, 2017 – 3:00pm & 6:00pm

Fiddler on the Roof introduced by Paula Hepfer of Cumberland Valley School of Music

Trailer:   Rated: PG   Runtime:  3:01   Starring:  Topol, Norma Crane, Molly Picon   Synopsis:  Joyous and heartbreaking musical based on Sholem Aleichem’s Shtetl stories about growing anti-Semitism in late 1800’s Russia.   —   Beer/Wine & Concessions for Sale at 6pm movie.


 Thursday – July 6, 2017 – 3:00pm & 6:00pm

The Good The Bad & The Ugly introduced by Ron Camancho, Chambersburg Chief of Police

Trailer      Rated:  PG-13    Runtime:  2:41    Starring: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach   Synopsis: A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold.   —   Beer/Wine & Concessions for Sale at 6pm movie.

Thursday – July 13, 2017 – 3:00pm & 6:00pm

3:10 to Yuma introduced by Pete Lagiovane,, former mayor of Chambersburg and movie enthusiast

Trailer   Rated: R     Runtime: 2:02   Release Year: 2012   Starring: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale    Synopsis: A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw to court in Yuma by train resulting in a battle of wills.  —   Beer/Wine & Concessions for Sale at 6pm movie.

Thursday – July 20, 2017 – 3:00pm & 6:00pm

Pending licensing: Nosotros, Los Pobres

Not Rated   Runtime: 2:08   Synopsis: Two kids take a book from a trash can about a story of a poor neighborhood in Mexico City when one is falsely accused of robbery and sent to jail


Thursday – August 3, 2017 – 3:00pm & 6:00pm

Babe introduced by Carla Christian of Chambersburg YMCA

Trailer:   Rated: G   Runtime: 1:31   Starring:  James Cromwell   Synopsis: Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Haggett.  —  Concessions for Sale

Thursday – August 10, 2017 – 3:00pm & 6:00pm

The Sound of Music introduced by Courtney Wolfe of Wilson College

Trailer:   Rated: G   Runtime: 2:54   Starring:  Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer   Synopsis: The hills are alive with one of the greatest musical scores ever written.   —   Concessions for Sale

Thursday – August 17, 2017 – 3:00pm & 6:00pm

Kung Fu Panda introduced by Jennifer Vanderau of CVAS

Trailer:   Rated: PG    Runtime:  1:32   Starring:  The voices of Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman   Synopsis:  the Dragon Warrior clashes with Tai Llung as the Dragon Warrior mantle is bestowed upon an obese panda.    —   Concessions for Sale

Thursday – August 24, 2017 – 3:00pm & 6:00pm

Cheaper by the Dozen introduced by Steve Spence, SU Cross Country Coach

Trailer:   Rated:  PG    Runtime:  1:38    Starring:  Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hillary Duff    Synopsis: With his wife doing a book tour, a father of twelve must handle a new job and his unstable brood.   —   Concessions for Sale

Thursday – August 31, 2017 – 3:00pm & 6:00pm

Space Camp introduced by Mayor Darren Brown

Trailer   Rated:  PG   Runtime:  1:47   Starring:  Kate Capshaw, Lea Thompson    Synopsis: the young space camp attendees find themselves in space for real when their shuttle is accidentally launched into orbit.   —  Concessions for Sale