Capra Restored

Sunday, March 1, 2015 to Sunday, March 29, 2015

Frank Capra championed the underdog when optimism was in short supply. His revered films contributed to an American mythology infused with populist sentiment, which favored small town values and working class people over the rich and powerful. While most of his films were made during the Great Depression, his message remains quite relevant. It helps that Capra worked with some of the most magnificent actors from Hollywood's Golden Age. Here are five of his greatest works, presented in beautiful new digital restorations. See them with your neighbors.

Films in Series

Sun. Mar. 1

Lost Horizon

Regent Square Theater

This extravagant production follows the survivors of a plane that crashes in the Himalayas who discover the enchanted paradise of Shangri-La. This stunning restoration features newly discovered footage.

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Sun. Mar. 8

It Happened One Night

Regent Square Theater

Capra's landmark romantic comedy follows a gruff newspaper reporter (Clark Gable) who tracks down a snobbish runaway heiress (Claudette Colbert) on a madcap cross-country tour.

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Sun. Mar. 15

Mr. Deeds Goes To Town

Regent Square Theater

Capra’s screwball classic features Gary Cooper as a small-town greeting card poet who inherits a fortune.

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Sun. Mar. 22

You Can't Take it With You

Regent Square Theater

This romantic screwball comedy about a very eccentric and raucous family earned Capra his third directing Oscar.

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Sun. Mar. 29

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Regent Square Theater

James Stewart became a star for his performance as Jefferson Smith, an idealistic, small town senator who heads to Washington.

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