Smokey and the Bandit is a classic campy comedy. I know a lot of people in the group may not have seen it. Its a good movie if you want some laughs, or want to see Burt Reynolds and Sally Field in their younger days or enjoy some car crashes. One night only, the Capital Theater in Cleveland's historic Detroit Shoreway neighborhood, is having this as their midnight movie.
Synopsis: Get ready to tear up the highway with the Bandit (Burt Reynolds), a fun-loving, fast-talking trucker who takes on his craziest haul yet - delivering 400 cases of beer from Texarkana to Atlanta in just 28 hours. With Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason) hot on his trail and eager to teach him some respect for the law, the Bandit joins forces with good ol' boy Cledus (Jerry Reed) and runaway bride Carrie (Sally Field). Gear up for huge laughs, pedal-to-the-metal action, and some of the wildest car crashes ever filmed!
We will start off at the Stone Mad Irish Pub, 1306 West 65th St, have some food and drinks and discuss the movie and anything else we want to talk about.
About 11:40, we can walk to the theater
The Capitol Theater will soon be the most exciting location for movie-goers on the West Side of Cleveland. Like a year-round film festival, the three-screen Capitol will feature independent, foreign and documentary films. Several market studies have demonstrated strong potential growth for an art and independent film theater on Cleveland’s West Side. When complete, the Capitol will feature an expanded lounge and concession area, including a selection of beer and wine, along with traditional movie concession favorites.
Built in 1921, but vacant for the last two decades, this historic structure is well on its way to reopening as a state-of-the-art movie theater. Detailed wall murals, classically-inspired architecture, and a vaudeville stage will be restored to recreate the atmosphere of the 1920s-era movie palace, but with all the amenities of 21st century technology. Check out Cleveland Cinemas website, operator of the Capitol Theater, for show times and ticket information.
1390 West 65th Street
Cleveland, OH 44102