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Experience Duck Soup Cinema

There’s nothing quiet about this classic silent films series: laughter and clapping fill the historic Capitol Theater. Each movie is accompanied by a talented organist, who complements and reacts to everything on screen while playing the magnificent Grand Barton Organ. A variety of quick vaudeville-style acts get things cooking before the movie. Emcee Joe Thompson is your old school, bow-tied master of ceremonies, cracking jokes and keeping the fun moving along. Throw in celebrity appearances, gags, and some serious door prizes, and it all adds up to one of the best deals in town for family-friendly entertainment.  
Screenings are preceded by door prize giveaways!  
Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for kids 12 and under. All seats reserved. Note: 7 PM shows are sign language interpreted.

2014/15 Duck Soup Schedule

SAT, SEPT 27, 2014 | Hot Water | 10th Anniversary Event Special (free of charge with no ticket admission, but Duck Soup Cinema Club Members will have special roped-off reserved seating)


SAT, OCT 18, 2014 | Phantom of the Opera


SAT, MAR 7, 2015 | Short Films of Charlie Chaplin


SAT, APR 18, 2015 | The General


Don't Stay Silent About Your Love of Silent Film! Join Overture's Duck Soup Cinema Club today and enjoy priority seating, invites to special events and more.  Click here for more information.



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Support provided by Dane Arts with additional funds from The Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of the Capital Times, W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation with additional funding provided by Madison Stagehands and Projectionists Union, I.A.T.S.E Local 251, contributions to Overture Center for the Arts, and by members of the Duck Soup Club. Learn how you can support Duck Soup by becoming a member at