Cinema doubles up on WWII-themed films

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Cinema Capitol, 230 W. Dominick St., will present the historical drama, “The Last Vermeer,” from Friday, Dec. 4 through Monday, Dec. 7.

The Cinema will also continue showing “The Keeper,” another movie focused on the tensions of World War II.

“The Last Vermeer” is based on the life of artist Hans van Meegren (played by Guy Pearce).

Charged with collaboration with the Nazis for selling a Vermeer masterpiece to Hermann Göring, one of the most powerful leaders of the Nazi party, the Dutchman must prove to the allies that his sympathies did not lean toward the Axis.

“The Last Vermeer” will play on Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5 at 4 and 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6 at 1 and 4 p.m., and Monday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. The movie will include captions for the hearing-impaired for the Friday 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. show times.

Meanwhile, Cinema Capitol’s audiences have greatly enjoyed “The Keeper,” which tells the story of Bert Trautmann. A German conscripted into fighting for the Nazi Party, Trautmann finds himself captured by the English, only to find his place among British soccer’s greats. He will, however, have to cope with the press, who are determined to find skeletons in his closet.

“The Keeper” will run on Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5 at 4:15 and 7:15 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6 at 1:15 and 4:15 p.m., and Monday, Dec. 7 at 7:15 p.m. There will be no captioned show times for the movie.

All patrons are required to wear masks for the duration of the movies, unless eating or drinking. Parties will be socially-distanced at least 6 feet apart.

Since the Cinema is only admitting 25 percent of its capacity, it is recommended that patrons purchase tickets in advance. These can be purchased at www.romecapitol.com or by calling 315-337-6277. Tickets are $8; $7 for students and military, and $6 for Capitol “Friends.”

“The Last Vermeer” runs two hours and is rated R (for language, some violence, and nudity. “The Keeper” also runs two hours and is not rated.

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