Capitol Theatre Celebrates Superman’s 80th Birthday with Film Screening and Discussion

Wed 4/18 @ 7:30PM

 One of Cleveland’s most beloved celebrities isn’t a real person at all but a creation: Superman. He was created in the early 1930s by a pair of Glenville High School students, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, both sons of European Jewish immigrants.

The Capitol Theatre in Gordon Square is honoring the anniversary of the publication (on April 18, 1938) Action Comic #1 where Superman made his first commercially available appearance. In partnership with the Siegel and Shuster Society, it’s hosting a special screening of Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, a 2006 re-editing by the original director of the 1980 film starring the late Christopher Reeve as Superman, in its main auditorium.

After the film, pop culture author and president of the Siegel and Shuster Society Mike Olszewski will host a discussion. And a special edition print by noted graphic artist Gary Dumm will be given out as long as supplies last. Admission is $6.


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