Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre presents “Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised)” June 25 through July 6. This first week of the film’s U.S. theatrical run is being shown as a limited engagement at The El Capitan Theatre.
In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary—part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was never seen and largely forgotten—until now.
The feature includes never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more.
El Capitan guests will be able to see a display of Harlem Cultural Festival memorabilia and receive a mini poster, while supplies last.
Daily showtimes for “Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised)” are 10 a.m., and 1:15, 4:30 and 7:45 p.m. Showtimes and dates are subject to change.
Tickets are now on sale at www.elcapitantickets.com and https://www.fandango.com/el-capitan-theatre-aacon/theater-page. All seats for this engagement are reserved, all ages, and are $18.
The El Capitan Theatre has taken enhanced health and safety measures to for guests and cast members. All guests must follow posted instructions while visiting the El Capitan Theatre. For health and safety information including theatre policies and procedures visit https://elcapitantheatre.com/safetyinformation/
The movie is rated PG-13 for some disturbing images, smoking, and brief drug material.