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BOX OFFICE: (315) 337-6453
The Capitol Theatre
220 W. Dominick St., Rome, NY, 13440

Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Capitol Theatre Box Office for most current schedule and last-minute updates.
(*) Denotes a Capitol-produced event
All Cinema Capitol Events are Capitol-produced events, and are presented in 2K DCP unless noted.
All Capitol Theatre film events are presented in 35mm with carbon arc illumination unless noted.
Doors open 45 minutes before each show unles noted.
TICKET PURCHASE ONLY.  EVENT IS NOT AT CAPITOL.
Rome Rotary MEET AND GREET Lunches

Tuesday, May 10-Tuesday, June 21

The Capitol is helping sell tickets for the Rome Rotary Club's five individual “Meet & Greet” lunches. There will be one lunch held for each of the five Congressional Primary Candidates, the public is encouraged to attend! Each lunch will be held at the Savoy Restaurant, 255 East Dominick Street, Rome, New York, at noon as follows:

May 10: David Gordon, Democrat
May 17: Kim Myers, Democrat
May 31: Claudia Tenney, Republican
June 7: Steve Wells, Republican
June 21: George Phillips, Republican

A ticket is required for entry; tickets are $15.00. A buffet lunch will be served. The tickets may be purchased at the following locations and need to be purchased four days prior to the event:

•    Rome Chamber of Commerce offices, 139 West Dominick Street
•    Dorfman Senior Center, 305 East Locust Street
•    Jervis Library, 613 North Washington Street
•    The Capitol Theatre, 220 West Dominick Street
•    Woodforest Bank, inside Walmart, 5815 Rome-Taberg Road
•    Savoy Restaurant, 255 East Dominick Street


RAMS

Thursday, May 19 - Wednesday, May 25

Watch the trailer for this film here.

90 Minutes/US/Rated 'R' for language and brief graphic nudity

Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival and Best Narrative Feature at the Hampton's Film Festival, this charming, stunningly shot drama focuses on two Icelandic sheep farmers whose decades-long feud comes to a head when disaster strikes their flocks. In a secluded valley, estranged brothers Gummi and Kiddi live side by side tending to their prized ancestral sheep stock, despite not having spoken in 40 years. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi's sheep, all the animals in the area are culled to contain the outbreak, with many farmers abandoning their land. But the brothers don't give up so easily-and each tries to stave off the disaster in his own fashion: Kiddi by using his rifle and Gummi by using his wits. As the authorities close in, they will need to come together to save the special breed passed down for generations-and themselves-from extinction.


Thursday 7:30 pm; Friday 4:00, 7:30 pm; Saturday 4:00, 7:30 pm;
Sunday
1:00, 4:00 pm; Monday-Wednesday 7:30 pm;

As this is a foreign-language film, there are no open-captioned showtimes for this film.  There are, however, subtitles for the dialog at every show.

ADULTS $7, FRIENDS/STUDENTS $5
CINEMA CAPITOL IS LOCATED AT 230 W. DOMINICK ST.,
NEXT DOOR TO THE CAPITOL

DEMOLITION

Thursday, May 26 - Wednesday, June 1

Watch the trailer for this film here.

100 Minutes/US/Rated 'R' for language, some sexual references, drug use and disturbing behavior

Davis Mitchell (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father in law, Phil (Chris Cooper), to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep, Karen Mareno (Naomi Watts) and amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son, Chris (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.


Thursday 7:30 pm; Friday 4:00, 7:30 pm; Saturday 4:00, 7:30 pm;
Sunday
1:00, 4:00 pm; Monday-Wednesday 7:30 pm;

Note: The Friday at 4:00 pm and Sunday at 1:00 pm showtimes will be open-captioned for the hearing impaired.

ADULTS $7, FRIENDS/STUDENTS $5
CINEMA CAPITOL IS LOCATED AT 230 W. DOMINICK ST.,
NEXT DOOR TO THE CAPITOL

THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY

Thursday, June 2 - Wednesday, June 8

Watch the trailer for this film here.

108 Minutes/US/Rated PG-13 (for some thematic elements and smoking)

Written and directed by Matthew Brown, The Man Who Knew Infinity is the true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics. In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a self-taught Indian mathematics genius, traveled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where over the course of five years, forged a bond with his mentor, the brilliant and eccentric professor, G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), and fought against prejudice to reveal his mathematic genius to the world. The film also stars Devika Bhise, Stephen Fry and Toby Jones. This is Ramanujan’s story as seen through Hardy’s eyes.


Thursday 7:30 pm; Friday 4:00, 7:30 pm; Saturday 4:00, 7:30 pm;
Sunday
1:00, 4:00 pm; Monday-Wednesday 7:30 pm;

Note: The Friday at 4:00 pm and Sunday at 1:00 pm showtimes will be open-captioned for the hearing impaired.

ADULTS $7, FRIENDS/STUDENTS $5
CINEMA CAPITOL IS LOCATED AT 230 W. DOMINICK ST.,
NEXT DOOR TO THE CAPITOL
*Event: Rising Stars Showcase

Sunday, June 5, 5:00 pm

The Rising Stars Youth Program presents "Journey to Bookland," selected fairy tales, including monologues by selected students, "The Little Engine That Could," "Rapunzel," "Three Billygoats Gruff," "The Sun & The Wind," and "The Emperor's New Clothes."


GENERAL SEATING
General Admission $6.

A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING

Thursday, June 9 - Wednesday, June 15

Watch the trailer for this film here.

90 Minutes/US/Rated R (for some sexuality/nudity, language and brief drug use)

Cultures collide when an American businessman (Tom Hanks) is sent to Saudi Arabia to close what he hopes will be the deal of a lifetime. Baffled by local customs and stymied by an opaque bureaucracy, he eventually finds his footing with the help of a wise-cracking taxi driver (Alexander Black) and a beautiful Saudi doctor (Sarita Choudhury).

Thursday 7:30 pm; Friday 4:00, 7:30 pm; Saturday 4:00, 7:30 pm;
Sunday
1:00, 4:00 pm; Monday-Wednesday 7:30 pm;

Note: The Friday at 4:00 pm and Sunday at 1:00 pm showtimes will be open-captioned for the hearing impaired.

ADULTS $7, FRIENDS/STUDENTS $5
CINEMA CAPITOL IS LOCATED AT 230 W. DOMINICK ST.,
NEXT DOOR TO THE CAPITOL

A BIGGER SPLASH

Thursday, June 16 - Wednesday, June 22

Watch the trailer for this film here.

124 Minutes/US/Rated R (for graphic nudity, some strong sexual content, language and brief drug use)

Rock legend Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry (Ralph Fiennes) unexpectedly arrives with his daughter Penelope (Dakota Johnson) and interrupts their holiday, bringing with him an A-bomb blast of nostalgia from which there can be no rescue. A Bigger Splash is a sensuous portrait of desire, jealousy and rock and roll, under the Mediterranean sun.

Thursday 7:30 pm; Friday 4:00, 7:30 pm; Saturday 4:00, 7:30 pm;
Sunday
1:00, 4:00 pm; Monday-Wednesday 7:30 pm;

Note: The Friday at 4:00 pm and Sunday at 1:00 pm showtimes will be open-captioned for the hearing impaired.

ADULTS $7, FRIENDS/STUDENTS $5
CINEMA CAPITOL IS LOCATED AT 230 W. DOMINICK ST.,
NEXT DOOR TO THE CAPITOL
Concert: The Bethel Baptist Church presents
7EVENTH TIME DOWN

Friday, June 17, 7:00 pm

Bethel Baptist Church of Prospect, NY presents 7eventh Time Down, with special guest, the Mark Bolos Band.  Band members of 7eventh Time Down include Kentucky natives Mikey Howard, Eric Vanzant, Cliff Williams, and Austin Miller. The band aims to make music with a message with songs like: "Alive In You," " The One I'm Running To " and "Just Say Jesus."

Also special guest, Mark Bolos Band!  Doors open at 6:00 pm.

RESERVED SEATING
General Admission $12
*Musical: Rome Capitol Summerstage presents
CAROUSEL

Thursday-Saturday, July 14-16, 7:30 pm

In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own life and is sent 'up there.' Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. She is a lonely, friendless teenager, her father's reputation as a thief and bully having haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love. It's easy to understand why, of all the shows they created, Carousel was Rodgers & Hammerstein's personal favorite.

RESERVED SEATING
Adults $17, Seniors $16, Capitol Friends $15,
Students and Children 12 & Under $12.
*Musical: Rome Capitol Summerstage presents
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

Thursday-Saturday, August 4-6, 7:30 pm

The winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie was the 2002 season's most awarded new show on Broadway! Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film, Thoroughly Modern Millie takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when "moderns" including a flapper named Millie Dillmount were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce, and rewriting the rules of love. This high-spirited musical romp is a delightful valentine to the long-standing spirit of New York City and the people who seek to discover themselves there.

Set in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount from Kansas who comes to New York in search of a new life for herself. Her grand plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him. However, her plan goes completely awry. The owner of her dingy hotel kidnaps young girls to sell to the Far East; her wealthy boss is slow in proposing marriage; and the man she actually falls in love with doesn't have a dime to his name—or so he tells her.


RESERVED SEATING
Adults $17, Seniors $16, Capitol Friends $15,
Students and Children 12 & Under $12.

THE KING OF JAZZ

Thursday, August 11 - Monday, August 15

Watch the trailer for this film here.

105 Minutes/US/Approved by the MPAA for all audiences.

Heralded by critics as one of the greatest all-star revue musicals of the late '20s and early '30s, Paul Whiteman's The King of Jazz now comes to Cinema Capitol's screen in all of it's Technicolor glory, painstakingly restored by Universal Pictures.  See and hear pages of the Great American Songbook played out as they were presented for the first time to audiences, with such hits as "It Happened in Monterey," "Song of the Dawn," "Happy Feet" and George Gershwin's immortal "Rhapsody in Blue," played by Whiteman's band.  John Boles, Laura La Plante, Jeanette Loff, and the Whiteman Rhythm Boys (including Bing Crosby) are among the film's featured stars.  Presented in 2K DCP.


Thursday 12:00 pm, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30; Friday 4:00, 7:30; Saturday, 1:00, 4:00, 7:30 pm; Sunday 4:00, 7:00 pm; Monday 7:30 pm

Note: There is no closed-captioned show for this event.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

ADULTS $7, FRIENDS/STUDENTS $5
CINEMA CAPITOL IS LOCATED AT 230 W. DOMINICK ST.,
NEXT DOOR TO THE CAPITOL
*Film Festival: CAPITOLFEST 14

Friday thru Sunday, August 12, 13 & 14, 2016

Capitolfest is Central New York's premier summer Cinephile film festival—a place to see rarely-shown and newly-discovered films of the silent and early talkie era.  Regarded by attendees from the U.S., Canada, and Europe as the movie lover’s dream vacation, the weekend festival starts late Friday morning and ends early on Sunday evening.  Screenings are arranged by session, with each session essentially comprised of a double feature plus short subjects.  Each session contains intermissions and there are generous breaks between sessions (allowing for meals) as well.  The philosophy of Capitolfest is that there should be time to savor the films, thus our slogan, “A vacation, not a marathon.”

Visit the Capitolfest page for full details and ticket pricing.