CLEARWATER — Question: What do Barbra Streisand, Vivien Leigh, Lindsay Lohan, Keanu Reeves and Brad Pitt have in common?
Answer: They all star in films featured in the Summer Movie Series, a diverse selection of cinema favorites set to be screened this summer at the Nancy And David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. General admission tickets for each show are on sale now and priced at $5. In addition, general admission tickets priced at $9 are available, which includes one general admission seat and unlimited fountain soda and popcorn. A limited number of VIP boxes, which includes seating for four in a private luxury box and unlimited fountain drinks and popcorn, are available and priced at $75. Family four packs, which include four general admission tickets, unlimited fountain soda and popcorn, are also available and priced at $30. Call 727-791-7400 or visit RuthEckerdHall.com.
The Summer Movie Series will include films such as the 1976 musical romantic drama “A Star Is Born,” starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson; the 1999 science fiction action film “The Matrix,” starring Keanu Reeves; and the 1939 American epic “Gone with the Wind,” starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable. Also included in the lineup are three animated films: “The Incredibles” from Pixar, and “The Little Mermaid” and “Moana” from Disney.
Following is a look at the Summer Movie Series schedule. All movies, dates and times are subject to change.
- Showtime: Sunday, June 16, 3 p.m.
- Rated: PG
In the Pixar animated film, Mr. Incredible (Bob Parr) and his wife Elastigirl (Helen Barr), are the world’s greatest famous crime-fighting superheroes in Metroville. But 15 years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs where they have no choice but to retire as superheroes to live a “normal life” with their three children Violet, Dash and Jack. Itching to get back into the action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top-secret assignment. He soon discovers that it will take a super family effort to rescue the world from total destruction.
- Showtime: Wednesday, June 26, 7 p.m.
- Rated: PG-13
Lindsay Lohan stars as Cady Heron, a 16-year-old homeschooled girl who gets to experience public school and gets a quick primer on the cruel, tacit laws of popularity that divide her fellow students into tightly knit cliques. She not only makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels (Jonathan Bennett), the ex-boyfriend of queenbee Regina George (Rachel McAdams), but unintentionally joins The Plastics, led by Regina herself. Join Cady as she learns that high school life can be really tough.
‘Gone with the Wind’
- Showtime: Sunday, June 30, 3 p.m.
This epic Civil War drama focuses on the life of petulant southern belle Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh). Starting with her idyllic on a sprawling plantation, the film traces her survival through the tragic history of the South during the Civil War and Reconstruction and her tangled love affairs with Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) and Rhett Butler (Clark Gable).
- Showtime: Friday, July 12, 7 p.m.
- Rated: R
Award-winning director Wes Craven re-invented and revitalized the slasher-horror genre with this modern horror classic. A year after her mother’s death, Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell), and her friends start experiencing some strange phone calls. They later learn the calls were coming from a crazed serial killer, in a white-faced mask and a large black robe, looking for revenge. His phone calls usually consist of many questions, the main one being: What’s your favorite scary movie?
Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’
- Showtime: Sunday, July 14, 3 p.m.
- Rated: G
In Disney’s charming animated romp, rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter.
- Showtime: Friday, July 26, 7 p.m.
- Rated: R
After a young, middle class couple move into a home in the suburbs, they become increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence that’s active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to. Hoping to capture evidence of it on film, they set up video cameras in the house but are not prepared for the terrifying events that soon follow.
- Showtime: Sunday, Aug. 4, 3 p.m.
- Rated: PG
From Disney, comes the story of Moana Waialiki, a sea voyaging enthusiast and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her island’s fishermen can’t catch any fish and the crops begin to fail, she learns that the demigod Maui (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) caused the blight by stealing the heart of the goddess, Te Fiti. The only way to heal the island is to persuade Maui to return Te Fiti’s heart. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.
- Showtime: Friday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m.
- Rated: R
Thomas A. Anderson (Keanu Reeves) is a man living two lives. By day he is an average computer programmer and by night he is a hacker only known as Neo. Neo has always questioned his reality, but the truth is far beyond his imagination.
‘A Star Is Born’
- Showtime: Sunday, Aug. 11, 3 p.m.
- Rated: R
A rock star on the decline, John Norman Howard (Kris Kristofferson) has given in to drugs and excessive drinking, and his music has suffered as a result. Wandering into a club one night, John watches singer Esther Hoffman (Barbra Streisand) perform and is smitten. The two begin dating, and soon John lets Esther take the spotlight during his concerts. However, even as Esther finds fame and success with her singing, John continues his downward spiral.
- Showtime: Friday, Sept. 6, 7 p.m.
- Rated: R
Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It is the first year of Germany’s occupation of France. Allied officer Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) assembles a team of Jewish soldiers to commit acts of retribution against the Nazis. He and his men join forces with Bridget von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger), a German actress and undercover agent, to bring down the leaders of the Third Reich. Their fates converge with theater owner Shosanna Dreyfus, who seeks to avenge the Nazis’ execution of her family.
There also will be a trivia movie night prior to the screenings of “Scream,” “Paranormal Activity,” “The Matrix” and “Inglorious Bastards.” The trivia events will begin at 6 p.m. Prizes will include tickets to upcoming shows at the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre. Admission ticket is required.