Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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  • 206 5th Avenue SE
  • Olympia, WA 98501
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Director: Mervyn LeRoy / 1932 / US / 63 min
$11 General Admission & $8 OFS members
Tickets available at the box office 1/2 hour before showtimes.

In the pre-code era of the 1930s, Barbara Stanwyck would lay haymakers and Joan Blondell could carelessly ash cigarettes over expensive furniture. It was a lawless period of filmmaking where cocktails, sexuality, and rolling smoke inundated the screen. Olympia Film Society’s Pre-Code Party presents some of classic Hollywood’s most scandalous titles, where jewel thieves and party animals ruled the night. Each film in the series will be introduced by OFS’s director of programming, Rob Patrick. 

Mary, Vivian and Ruth are former schoolmates who do some catching up after a chance meeting. When one of the pals falls into a downward spiral of drugs and alcohol, all hell lets loose! This Warner Bros film features a young and then relatively unknown Bette Davis, an established Joan Blondell, and a rising studio player known as Ann Dvorak. Out of the three billed actresses, Dvorak was believed to have had the best career trajectory at the time. As we now know, history would prove otherwise. But here she shines brightly in a must-see performance almost lost to time.


Our top priority continues to be the safety of our audiences, artists, volunteers, staff, and the community. Beginning July 1, 2022, OFS will no longer require proof of vaccination. OFS strongly encourages and recommends when attending a performance at the Capitol Theater that all audience members wear a mask over their nose and mouth except when eating or drinking. Due to the continuing COVID-19 threat, it is critical to continue protecting and supporting those individuals who are immunocompromised or medically vulnerable, or who remain concerned for their own health or the health of their family or community. OFS encourages people to be kind and compassionate to individuals, students and businesses that choose to continue wearing face masks.

OFS management continually assesses the changing guidelines, artist contracts, and local government updates. We reserve the right to require health and safety protocols for all performances.  We will proactively communicate any change in health protocols with advance notice.

If you feel sick, have any of the following symptoms, or have tested positive for COVID-19, we request that you do not attend any performances:

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