Burlington's Theater and Performing Arts Center

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Movies at The Capitol Theater 

All movies begin at 7 p.m. and are $7, unless noted otherwise.



Friday and Saturday

April 18 and 19

The story of how Oakland Athletic's general manager Billy Beane successfully assembled a baseball team on a lean budget by using computer-generated analyses to acquire new players. Nominted for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Brad Pitt) and Best Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill).

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Tuesday, April 22

One of the world's most precious resources is at risk. “Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds” looks at what is at stake and what to do to protect the source of nearly all our food. Seeds provide the basis for everything from fabric to food and fuel. They are as essential to life as the air we breathe or water we drink, but given far less attention. This film tells the story of seeds by following the challenges and triumphs of some of their tireless stewards and advocates.


Weird Harold’s "Weird Wednesday"

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Double feature special: Both movies for $7! 

Tuesday, April 23

Two “cautionary” tales from 1936: “Reefer Madness” features a fictionalized and highly exaggerated take on the use of marijuana. Three drug dealers lead innocent teenagers to become addicted to "reefer" cigarettes by holding wild parties with jazz music. In “Assassin of Youth" (also known as “The Marijuana Menace”), a high school girl gets involved with a ring of teenage marijuana smokers and starts down the road to ruin. A reporter poses as a soda jerk to infiltrate the gang of teen dope fiends.



Thursday, April 24 and Saturday, April 26

“A Year in Burgundy” follows seven winemaking families in the Burgundy region of France through the course of a full year, and delves into the cultural and creative process of making wine, and its deep ties to the land. What lies within the rhythm of a year, from vines to grapes to wine? The film is in four season sections, and plays out against that backdrop. Each vintage is a time capsule, a bottled piece of history of a very specific year, with its particular weather pattern, its crises and its triumphs. It all goes in, whether you want it to or not, and 2011 was full of drama.



2 p.m. Sunday, April 27

Atang leaves the hustle of Johannesburg to return to his ancestral land of Lesotho, where he must bury his estranged father in the remote, mountainous village where he was born. Stirred by memories of his youth, he falls in love with his childhood friend, now a radiant young schoolteacher. Through her, Atang is drawn to the beauty and hardships of the people and land he had forgotten.



Tuesday, April 29

The next great psycho-horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for them.


Weird Harold’s "Weird Wednesday"


Tuesday, April 30

In this intimate documentary about Levon Helm, a founding member of The Band, director Jacob Hatley finds Helm at home in Woodstock, N.Y., creating his first studio album in 25 years. Shot during the course of two-plus years, this highly anticipated film focuses on the four-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member after his 2007 comeback album, Dirt Farmer, brought him back to the spotlight.



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