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Tadd Good

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The Capitol Announces September Movie Showings:

Bringing Anime, Horror, Bond, Sandler and more to Downtown Burlington

BURLINGTON, IOWA - The Capitol is proud to announce 5 films coming to Downtown Burlington this September, including Perfect Blue, Despicable Me 2, From Russia With Love, Satanic Hispanics, and the community voted Adam Sandler film, 50 First Dates.


Kicking off the September film events is the 25th Anniversary showings of acclaimed anime film Perfect Blue (Rated R), airing Wednesday, Sept 6th (subtitled) and Thursday, September 7th (English Dub) at 7pm and a 1pm matinee showing on Sunday the 10th (subtitled).


Saturday, Sept 9th The Capitol is showing a FREE viewing of Despicable Me 2 (Rated PG) at 1pm. The free showing is made possible by the PiECES After School Program sponsorship. Come early for some fun kids activities happening before the film.


Continuing The Capitol's Bond series, enjoy the class 007 film From Russia With Love (Rated PG) starring Sean Connery on Saturday, September 9th at 7pm.


Horror fans can enjoy 3 showings of Satanic Hispanics (Rated R), a collection of 5 short horror films on Friday, September 15th and Saturday, September 16th at 8pm, or a matinee showing at 1pm on Sunday, September 17th.


Concluding September's movie events on Saturday, September 23rd at 7pm is 50 First Dates (Rated PG-13), the community voted winner of 4 Adam Sandler films, for The Capitol's monthly Cheap Date Movie Night. The community voted on The Capitol's Facebook page, between the options The WaterBoy, 50 First Dates, Billy Madison and Big Daddy.


Movie tickets at The Capitol are $8 for adults / $6 for kids and are available for purchase at BurlingtonCapitolTheater.com & the box office, with Cheap Date Movie Night tickets specially priced at $15 for 2 tickets, 2 sodas or waters and 2 popcorns.


The Capitol is a historic downtown Burlington venue, featuring a 367 seat auditorium and a concession stand with snacks including popcorn and candy as well as sodas, water and a range of wine and beer. Cash and credit cards are accepted at the concession stand.


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More info on each of the September films is available below.

The groundbreaking and rarely screened first film from the legendary director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Paranoia Agent), returns to theaters for its 25th anniversary. 



Rising pop star Mima has quit singing to pursue a career as an actress and model, but her fans aren’t ready to see her go… Harboring feelings of guilt and haunted by visions of her former self, Mima’s reality and fantasy meld into a frenzied paranoia. As her stalker closes in, in person and online, the threat he poses is more real than even Mima knows, in this iconic psychological thriller that has frequently been hailed as one of the most important animated films of all time.


Rated: R (violence / nudity)

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When Gru, the world's most super-bad turned super-dad has been recruited by a team of officials to stop lethal muscle and a host of Gru's own, He has to fight back with new gadgetry, cars, and more minion madness.


Starring: Steve Carell, Kristin Wiig, Benjamin Bratt

Rated: PG

Tickets: FREE

Agent 007 (Sean Connery) is back in the second installment of the James Bond series, this time battling a secret crime organization known as SPECTRE. Russians Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya) and Kronsteen are out to snatch a decoding device known as the Lektor, using the ravishing Tatiana (Daniela Bianchi) to lure Bond into helping them. Bond willingly travels to meet Tatiana in Istanbul, where he must rely on his wits to escape with his life in a series of deadly encounters with the enemy.


Starring: Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Lotte Lenya

Rated: PG

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An anthology of 5 short films from some of the leading Latin filmmakers in the horror genre, spotlighting Hispanic talent both in front and behind the camera. 


When police raid a house in El Paso, they find it full of dead Latinos, and only one survivor. He’s known as The Traveler, and when they take him to the station for questioning, he tells them those lands are full of magic and talks about the horrors he’s encountered in his long time on this earth, about portals to other worlds, mythical creatures, demons and the undead. Stories about Latin American legends.


Starring: Efren Ramirez, Jonah Ray, Hemky Madera

Rated: R

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Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams until discovering she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the next day.


Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider

Rated: PG-13

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About The Captiol

Located in the heart of downtown Burlington, the restored Capitol Theater recaptures an era when movies and live entertainment were enjoyed in beautiful and unique theaters.


This 1937 Art Deco jewel re-opened in 2012. The intimate 367-seat venue, along with its reception and gallery annex, hosts independent and classic films as well as local, regional, and national touring artists performing on a 1,500-square stage.


The Capitol is home to monthly films and concerts as well as host of the annual Snake Alley Festival of Film held each July, and Old Couch Music Fest, a free outdoor musical festival held each August.

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