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Aug 15: Capitol Theatre Summer Movie Extravaganza – Planet of the Apes (1968)

Two Show Times @ 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Planet of the Apes is the ninth of a ten movie Summer Movie Extravaganza at the Capitol Theatre. Concessions are sold at both movies, Beer/Wine is sold at the evening movie.

About the Movie

Complex sociological themes run through this science-fiction classic about three astronauts marooned on a futuristic planet where apes rule and humans are slaves. The stunned trio discovers that these highly intellectual simians can both walk upright and talk. They have even established a class system and a political structure. The astronauts suddenly find themselves part of a devalued species, trapped and imprisoned by the apes.

G ‧ 1968 ‧ Mystery/Sci-fi ‧ 1h 55m
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Writers: Michael Wilson, Rod Serling
Stars: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter

"much better than I expected it to be. It is quickly paced, completely entertaining, and its philosophical pretensions don't get in the way."

Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times