Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard once said, "The cinema is truth at 24 frames per second," making slow-mo sports replays and sped-up Benny Hill gags nothing but cruel, cruel lies. Get the real deal with today's Groupon: for $8, you get two non-member tickets to a film at The Capri Theatre, located on Fairview Avenue (a $16 value). Choose one of the following shows:
- The Thin Man on February 10 at 7:30 p.m.
- Woodpecker and an appearance by its director, Alex Karpovsky, on February 14 at 7:30 p.m.
The Capri Theatre eschews the CGI-heavy fare of mainstream cinema in favor of independent flicks and subtly sophisticated foreign pictures. Woodpecker (2008) follows a man’s funny, dedicated search for the strong-beaked bird—and its director, Alex Karpovsky, will stop by after the show to answer any question so long as the question isn't, "Can you do the Woody Woodpecker laugh?" Equally funny is The Thin Man (1934), which stars William Powell and Myrna Loy as a married pair of detectives who pepper their crime-solving with flirtatious banter and copious martinis. The film holds a high spot on the AFI's list of greatest comedies and was also featured in Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" column. A friendly staff of movie buffs is on hand to serve snacks or answer movie trivia questions when your smart phone is busy receiving a status update that allows it to feel pain.
The Capri Theatre
In lieu of mainstream Hollywood movies, the Capri Community Film Society screens an eclectic mix of contemporary independent and foreign films at its movie house, The Capri Theatre. In addition to the latest releases, the society also finds time to project repertory classics such as Vertigo and The African Queen back on the big screen. Besides indie and old-school cinema, the 1941-built theatre invites children to animated summer matinees and occasionally hosts directors for Q&As following their movies.
1045 E Fairview Ave.
Montgomery , Alabama 36106Get Directions