The current release drama, “1917,” is slated to run at Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) from January 31 through February 13. 
     Directed and co-scripted by Sam Mendes, the movie is set during the First World War and centers around two British soldiers (George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman) who are presented with a seemingly impossible mission.  In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—including one of the duo’s brothers.  Others in the cast include Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, and Claire Duburcq.  “1917” runs two hours, and is rated R for violence, some disturbing images, and language.
     “1917” has been nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematography.  The Detroit News says of the movie, “It’s a tense, unnerving ride that accomplishes its goal of translating the first-person experience of war better than any war movies that have come before it….” Critic Leonard Maltin calls it “A wartime experience like no other” and “one of the finest films of 2019.”
    Show times for “1917,” which starts its two-week run at Cinema Capitol on Friday, January 31, are Fridays at 4:15 and 7:15, Saturdays at 1:15, 4:15, and 7:15, Sundays at 1:15 and 4:15, and Mondays through Thursdays at 7:15.  The Friday 4:15 and Sunday 1:15 shows are open-captioned for the hearing impaired.
     Additional information is available from the Capitol Theatre at (315) 337-6453, and on-line at

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