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Capitol Theatre presents '70s Movie Series
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Capitol Theatre presents the '70s Movie Series beginning Aug. 2 with Earthquake and Jaws.
CLEARWATER - Movie night at the Capitol Theatre is back - and the venue has put together a classic lineup of films for cinema lovers.

Beginning Saturday, Aug. 2, the '70s Movie Series will serve up double features at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. Tickets are $7 - for both movies - and are now on sale. Call 791-7400 or visit

Capitol Theatre's schedule of timeless 1970s movies will give Pinellas audiences an opportunity to have a nostalgic "night at the movies" experience. Showcasing some of the most memorable films of the decade, the '70s Movie Series has paired similarly-themed movies to create some creative double features.

The double features will be complemented by '70s concessions and prizes, a full bar and a 15 to 20 minute intermission between movies.

Following is a summary of upcoming screenings for the '70s Movie Series:

• Saturday, Aug. 2 - "Earthquake" and "Jaws," 7 p.m.

• Saturday, Aug. 16 - "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles," 7 p.m.

• Saturday, Aug. 23 - "Burnt Offerings" and "Exorcist," 7 p.m.

• Saturday, Sept. 6 - "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "Alien," 7 p.m.

• Saturday, Sept. 20 - "Grease" and "American Graffiti," 7 p.m.

• Saturday, Sept. 27 - "Rocky" and "Rocky 2," 7 p.m.

The first pairing - set for Saturday, Aug. 2 - will be "Earthquake" and "Jaws."

Los Angeles is the natural site for a film about earthquakes: they happen there frequently and the landscape is familiar to moviegoers from thousands of films.

"Earthquake" features a number of ongoing vignettes, which include cameos from numerous celebrities and stars, all tied together by the ongoing efforts of architect Graff (Charlton Heston) to rescue his estranged spoiled-rich-girl wife (Ava Gardner), while helping out with the ongoing rescue efforts taking place around him and while trying to determine what has happened to his mistress Denise (Genvieve Bujold). The rumbling sound effect designed for this film won a Best Sound Oscar for the film in 1975.

There has never been a movie or a phenomenon like "Jaws," the terrifying motion picture from the horrific bestseller by Peter Benchley.

One of the most popular films of all time, "Jaws" was directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Roy Schneider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw. The film continues to shock moviegoers with its riveting tale of three men who become allied in a life-and-death hunt to destroy a killer embodying nearly three tons of instant white death.
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