Cinema Capitol presents pair of biopics for matinee screenings


Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) will present one week of special matinee screenings of the movies “The Mercy” and “A Private War” on select days from Friday, Dec. 14-Thursday, Dec. 20. 

In “The Mercy,” directed by James Marsh, Colin Firth stars as Donald Crowhurst.

The movie depicts the true story of Crowhurst’s attempt to become the first person in history to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping.

With an unfinished boat and his business and house on the line, Donald leaves his wife (Rachel Weisz) and their children behind, hesitantly embarking on an adventure on his boat the Teignmouth Electron.

“The Mercy” runs 112 minutes and is not rated. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and Monday-Thursday at 4 p.m.

In “A Private War,” Rosamund Pike stars as Marie Colvin, one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators.

Her mission to show the true cost of war leads her, along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan), to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. 

“A Private War” runs 110 minutes and is rated R (for disturbing violent images, language throughout, and brief sexuality/nudity). Show times are Friday and Saturday at 1:15 p.m. and Monday-Thursday at 4:15 p.m.

Admission for both movies is $7, $6 for students and military, and $5 for Capitol Friends. Tickets are available at the door and in advance from the Capitol box office (315-337-6453) and online at 

There will be no captioned show times for either of these movies.


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