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Clearwater's Capitol Theatre showing '70s classic movies

 Ripley (Sigourney Weaver, left) protects Newt (Carrie Henn, right) against the army of deadly extraterrestrials that has overrun an Earth Colony in 'Aliens'.

Ripley (Sigourney Weaver, left) protects Newt (Carrie Henn, right) against the army of deadly extraterrestrials that has overrun an Earth Colony in 'Aliens'.

Back in the 1970s the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater only showed movies, back when one screen was enough. Times change and so did the Cap, now resurrected and renovated primarily as a concert venue, but that's also changing a bit. Through September the Capitol presents the '70s Movie Series, a slate of double features including some of the decade's biggest hits, many of which made their Tampa Bay debuts at the Cap. The series begins at 7 p.m. Saturday by pairing the first summer blockbuster ever, Steven Spielberg's Jaws, with Charlton Heston saving L.A. from an Earthquake. Future double features include an Aug. 16 tribute to Mel Brooks (Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein), the terror combo of Burnt Offerings and The Exorcist (Aug. 23), disaster classics The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno (Aug. 30), sci-fi milestones Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Alien (Sept. 6), throwback faves Grease and American Graffiti (Sept. 19), and the first two Rocky flicks (Sept. 27). Tickets are $7, available at the Capitol and Ruth Eckerd Hall box offices. Visit rutheckerdhall.com for details.

Clearwater's Capitol Theatre showing '70s classic movies 07/28/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 4:44pm]

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