Capitol Theatre to Reopen Aug. 12 with Wizard of Oz Screening

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The Capitol Theatre, Cleveland Cinemas' three-screen outpost in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood, will re-open Aug. 12 after a pandemic hiatus of more than a year and the recent threat of permanent closure.

A special screening of the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz will get things underway for the historic venue that first opened in 1921. Tickets ($5) are now for sale online and attendees are encouraged to come in festive Wizard of Oz costume. The Thursday evening screening will take place in the theatre's main auditorium, but the two upstairs auditoriums, now with luxury seating for up to 29 patrons, will be available for private rental.



Though the Capitol's centennial fundraising campaign has fallen somewhat short of expectations — currently, about $21,000 has been raised toward a $100,000 goal — federal funds for shuttered venues were released last month, paving the way for the theatre's re-opening.

Friday, Aug. 13, the Capitol will resume regular showtimes of new releases Thursday through Monday. The Aretha Franklin biopic Respect and the Ryan Reynolds action-comedy Free Guy will be that weekend's available films. The theatre will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the time being.



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