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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.

IRRATIONAL MAN


Thursday, August 27-Wednesday, September 2

97 minutes/UK/R (for some language and sexual content)

When a burned-out, brilliant professor—one who believes in lessons from life rather than textbooks—takes a job at a small college, everyone there is abuzz. He becomes involved with a teacher as well as a precocious student, but it takes a dramatic, existential act to turn his life around and make him see the world through a much rosier and more positive perspective.  Directed by Woody Allen.

Thursday, 7:30; Friday 4:00, 7:30 pm; Saturday, 4:00, 7:30 pm; Sunday 4:00, 7:30 pm; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 7:30 pm;
Note: The Sunday at 7:30 pm is Open Captioned for the hearing impaired.

ADULTS $7, FRIENDS/STUDENTS $5
CINEMA CAPITOL IS LOCATED AT 234 W. DOMINICK ST.,
NEXT DOOR TO THE CAPITOL
The League of Women Voters of the Utica/Rome Metro Area
THE 2015 MAYORAL ELECTION DEBATE

Wednesday, September 2, 7:00-8:30 pm                                    

Submit questions and meet the candidates of Rome's candidates for mayor, 2015.

CANDIDATES:
MICHAEL BROWN – D
LOUIS DANIELLO, II – D
RAMONA SMITH - D
JOSEPH FUSCO, JR - R
JACQUELINE IZZO – R

GENERAL SEATING.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

PHOENIX

Thursday, September 3-Sunday, September 6
Tuesday, September 8-Wednesday, September 9

98 minutes/Germany/Poland (in German (with subtitles) and English)/PG-13 (for some thematic elements and brief suggestive material)

A spellbinding mystery of identity, illusion, and deception unfolds against the turmoil of post-World War II Germany in the stunning new film from acclaimed director Christian Petzold (Barbara, Jerichow). Nelly (Nina Hoss), a German-Jewish nightclub singer, has survived a concentration camp, but with her face disfigured by a bullet wound. After undergoing reconstructive surgery, Nelly emerges with a new face, one similar but different enough that her former husband, Johnny (Ronald Zehrfeld), doesn't recognize her. Rather than reveal herself, Nelly walks into a dangerous game of duplicity and disguise as she tries to figure out if the man she loves may have been the one who betrayed her to the Nazis. Evoking the shadows and haunted mood of post-war Berlin, Phoenix weaves a complex tale of a nation's tragedy and a woman's search for answers as it builds towards an unforgettable, heart-stopping climax.

Thursday, 7:30; Friday 4:00, 7:30 pm; Saturday, 4:00, 7:30 pm; Sunday 4:00, 7:30 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, 7:30 pm
THERE ARE NO SHOWTIMES ON LABOR DAY, SEPTEMBER 7

ADULTS $7, FRIENDS/STUDENTS $5
CINEMA CAPITOL IS LOCATED AT 234 W. DOMINICK ST.,
NEXT DOOR TO THE CAPITOL

GREY GARDENS
A FILM BY DAVID MAYSLES, ALBERT MAYSLES, ELLEN HOVDE,
MUFFIE MEYER, SUSAN FROEMKE

Thursday, September 10-Sunday, September 13

94 minutes/UK/PG

Meet Big and Little Edie Beale: mother and daughter, high-society dropouts, and reclusive cousins of Jackie Onassis. The two manage to thrive together amid the decay and disorder of their East Hampton, New York mansion, making for an eerily ramshackle echo of the American Camelot. An impossibly intimate portrait, this 1976 documentary by Albert and David Maysles, co-directed by Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer, quickly became a cult classic and established Little Edie as a fashion icon and philosopher queen.

A new 2K restoration made by the Criterion Collection in collaboration with the Academy Film Archive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Thursday, 7:30; Friday 4:00, 7:30 pm; Saturday, 4:00, 7:30 pm; Sunday 4:00, 7:30 pm;
There will be no open captioning for this presentation.  We apologize for the invonvenience.

ADULTS $7, FRIENDS/STUDENTS $5
CINEMA CAPITOL IS LOCATED AT 234 W. DOMINICK ST.,
NEXT DOOR TO THE CAPITOL

THE 46ERS

Saturday, September 19- Sunday, September 20

The 46ers is a documentary film about the people who have climbed all 46 of the Adirondack High Peaks. The film contains compelling stories, both humorous and heartrending, of individuals who make this journey, while providing a bit of history, education, and encouraging stewardship and environmental conservation.

The first 46ers, Herbert Clark, along with brothers Robert and George Marshall, identified 46 mountains in Upstate New York with an elevation of 4,000 feet or higher. Between 1918 and 1925 they hiked to the summits of all 46 peaks. Since then, over 8,000 people have followed in their footsteps.  Although subsequent surveys have found that four of these peaks are less than 4,000 feet, these original 46 remain the basis for becoming a 46er. 

At the Saturday screenings, director Blake Cortright will be on hand to give a “behind the scenes look” into making this film about the people who hike the 46 Adirondack High Peaks.


Saturday, 11:30, 2:00 pm (SOLD OUT); Sunday 2:00 pm
There will be no open captioning for this presentation.  We apologize for the invonvenience.  Mr. Cortright will not be present for the Sunday show.  Those who have purchased tickets for the Sunday show and wish to attend the Saturday morning show instead may do so by telephoning the box office (35-337-6453) 10am-5pm, Monday thru Friday.

GENERAL ADMISSION $10
CINEMA CAPITOL IS LOCATED AT 234 W. DOMINICK ST.,
NEXT DOOR TO THE CAPITOL

THE END OF THE TOUR

Thursday, September 17-Monday, September 21

105 minutes/US/R (for language including some sexual references)

The End of the Tour tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter (and novelist) David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, Infinite Jest. As the days go on, a tenuous yet intense relationship seems to develop between journalist and subject. The two men bob and weave around each other, sharing laughs and also possibly revealing hidden frailties - but it's never clear how truthful they are being with each other. Ironically, the interview was never published, and five days of audio tapes were packed away in Lipsky's closet. The two men did not meet again. The film is based on Lipsky's critically acclaimed memoir about this unforgettable encounter, written following Wallace's 2008 suicide. Both Segel and Eisenberg reveal great depths of emotion in their performances and the film is directed with humor and tenderness by Sundance vet James Ponsoldt from Pulitzer-Prize winner Donald Margulies' insightful and heartbreaking screenplay.

Thursday, 7:30; Friday 4:00, 7:30 pm; Saturday, 4:00, 7:30 pm; Sunday 4:00, 7:30 pm; Monday, 7:30 pm
Note: The Sunday at 7:30 pm is Open Captioned for the hearing impaired.

ADULTS $7, FRIENDS/STUDENTS $5
CINEMA CAPITOL IS LOCATED AT 234 W. DOMINICK ST.,
NEXT DOOR TO THE CAPITOL

Special Presentation: The San Francisco Opera presents
KERN & HAMMERSTEIN'S
SHOW BOAT

Wednesday, September 23, 7:00 pm
ENCORE PERFORMANCES
Saturday & Sunday, September 26-27, 1:00 pm

Music by Jerome Kern Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the novel Show Boat by Edna Ferber
Sung in English with English supertitles
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 45 minutes including one intermission

A true classic of American musical theater, this tale of life on the Mississippi from the 1880s to the 1920s is both a poignant love story and a powerful reminder of the bitter legacy of racism. Director Francesca Zambello’s grand-scale production is "a triumph—a stylish, fast-paced and colorful show that had the capacity audience on its feet, cheering loud and long" (Chicago Classical Review). The magnificent Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II score, which includes such classic songs as "Ol’ Man River," "Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man," "Make Believe" and "You Are Love," will sound glorious "under the authoritative baton of music-theater maestro John DeMain" (Chicago Tribune). "No one should miss it" (Chicago Sun-Times).

According to General Director David Gockley, "Show Boat will be done in grand opera fashion in the way the creators conceived. The Opera House is—I believe—the appropriate venue for these great classic musicals that require full-voiced, 'legit' singing."

"One memorable song follows another, each an enduring thread in the fabric of American popular culture." –Chicago Tribune

GENERAL ADMISSION $12
Due to contractual obligations, we will not be accepting passes or discounts for this show.  We apologize for this inconvenience.
CINEMA CAPITOL IS LOCATED AT 234 W. DOMINICK ST.,

NEXT DOOR TO THE CAPITOL
*Concert: Moore Insurance Group presents
DRIFTWOOD

Friday, September 25, 7:30 pm

Americana/Folk/Rock band Driftwood from Binghamton will perform live on the Capitol stage, with local opener Pocket Change. VIPs get to meet the band before the show. Members include Dan Forsyth on guitar and vocals, Joe Kollar on banjo and vocals, Joey Arcuri on bass and Claire Byrne on fiddle and vocals. “From the first notes, I was hooked.” – Suze Uttal, No Depression. “Sometimes a band can just appear out of nowhere and make a sound so agreeable and enticing it almost seems like they’re the product of some divine destiny. Driftwood offers an ideal example of that phenomenon.” – Country Standard Time. Doors open at 7:00pm, with VIP doors opening at 6:30pm. This show is made possible by our generous sponsors Moore Insurance Group, Fazio’s Auto Sales, Taco Del Mar, and Flashback Photography.

GENERAL SEATING.
ADAVANCE: General Admission $15, Capitol Friends $10, VIPs $20.
DOOR: General Admission $20, Capitol Friends $15, VIPs $25.
Please note: Discount coupons do not apply to VIP tickets.

The Salt City Magic Club presents
THIS IS MAGIC!

Saturday, September 26, 7:00 pm

This is Magic! is a spectacular evening of magic and illusion presented by the Salt City Magic Club, Syracuse's most talented magicians. The Salt City Magic Club is the combined organization of Ring #74 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, and Assembly #14 of the Society of American Magicians, Syracuse, NY.  This is Magic! is fun for the whole family!

GENERAL SEATING
Adults $8, Children (12 & Under) $2.
*Film: Capitol Mystery Movie Double Feature
CHARLIE CHAN IN SHANGHAI (1935) &
HORROR ISLAND (1941)

Saturday, October 3, 7:00 pm

Presented with a live-on stage murder sketch!  Solve 'whodunit' and win free prizes from local businesses!

In Charlie Chain in Shanghai, after wrapping up his last case in Egypt, Charlie Chan (Warner Oland) heads to Shanghai for a well-deserved rest. It isn't long, however, before Chan has been summoned by the local constabulary to help smash an international dope ring. He is aided by erudite American intelligence agent James Andrews (Russell Hicks) and to a lesser extent by his overeager Number-One-Son Lee Chan (Keye Luke).

Following that is the 1941 Universal mystery-thriller, Horror Island.  In the tradition of "Ten Little Indians", a group of disparate types are lured to a supposedly haunted mansion on a remote island. Their "host" is peg-legged privateer Tobias (Leo Carrillo), who possesses half of a valuable treasure map. One by one, the treasure-hunters are killed off by a mysterious assailant, with Tobias the first victim.  Dick Foran stars as the hero, supported by Peggy Moran, Fuzzy Knight and Walter Catlett.

GENERAL SEATING
Adults $6.50, Capitol Friends $5.50, Children (12 & Under) $2.50
*Capitol Courtyard Classics
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

Wednesday, October 7, 7:00 pm

PRESENTED IN THE CAPTIOL COURTYARD BEHIND CINEMA CAPITOL ON THE NEW MOVIEDRONE OUTDOOR SCREEN.

Siblings Johnny (Russ Streiner) and Barbara (Judith O'Dea) whine and pout their way through a graveside visit in a small Pennsylvania town, but it all takes a turn for the worse when a zombie kills Johnny. Barbara flees to an isolated farmhouse where a group of people are already holed up. Bickering and panic ensue as the group tries to figure out how best to escape, while hoards of undead converge on the house; news reports reveal that fire wards them off, while a local sheriff-led posse discovers that if you "kill the brain, you kill the ghoul." After a night of immolation and parricide, one survivor is left in the house....

Also selected short subjects.  A digital presentation.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Concert: HOLT International & UP MUSIC TELEVISION present
The EVERY CHILD IS BEAUTIFUL TOUR

Saturday, October 10, 7:00 pm

Featuring Kutless, Mark Schultz and Rush of Fools.  Also appearing will be David Dunn and Natasha Owens.  Holt International is a Eugene, OR based Christian organization, which is committed to preventing child abandonment globally by helping struggling families stay together, providing the highest level of care to abandoned, homeless and displaced children, and finding families for children through adoption. Holt International serves more than 75,000 vulnerable children in 13 countries annually, and as the 60-year-old pioneers of international adoption, they’ve helped more than 40,000 children find forever families through adoption.  “We are excited to see how God can work through music to change the lives of vulnerable children and families around the world,” states Phil Littleton, President and CEO, Holt International. “This tour will be a fun event for concert-goers, and a way to show God’s love to orphaned and homeless children abroad.”

RESERVED SEATING
CENTER STAGE (VIP- $47)
VIP includes early entrance at 5pm, Q&A pre-show with Kutless & Mark Schultz, Laminated Special VIP pass, 11x17 Autographed tour poster and post concert photo opportunity.

ORCHESTRA SEATING $27, MEZZANINE $37.  GROUP tickets are $5 OFF, if 10 or more are purchased on ANY TICKET VALUE.  CHILDREN 12 & Under, $17 in any $27 seating price.
Select tickets available through itickets.com or by calling 1-800-965-9324.


JIMMY'S HALL

Friday, October 16-Thursday, October 22

106 minutes/UK-Ireland-France/PG-13 (for drug use throughout, sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some violence)

In 1921 Jimmy Gralton's sin was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in an Ireland on the brink of Civil War. The Pearse-Connolly Hall was a place where young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream...but above all to dance and have fun. As the hall grew in popularity its socialist and free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and politicians who forced Jimmy to flee and the hall to close.

Friday 7:30 pm; Saturday, 4:00, 7:30 pm; Sunday 4:00, 7:30 pm; Monday-Thursday, 7:30 pm
Note: The Sunday at 7:30 pm is Open Captioned for the hearing impaired.

ADULTS $7, FRIENDS/STUDENTS $5
CINEMA CAPITOL IS LOCATED AT 234 W. DOMINICK ST.,
NEXT DOOR TO THE CAPITOL
*Concert: A TRIBUTE TO BENNY GOODMAN WITH THE BOILERMAKER JAZZ BAND

Sunday, October 18, 6:00 pm

The hot sounds of the swing era come alive with the Boilermaker Jazz Band! Led by Paul Cosentino on clarinet, this acclaimed group serves up swinging renditions of jazz classics and rarities through superb instrumentals and heartfelt vocals. With their unique brand of musical Americana and hot jazz revelry, the Boilermakers have been entertaining audiences throughout the U.S. for the past quarter century.  Playing such unforgettable Benny Goodman hits as "Flying Home," "Don't Be That Way," "Airmail Special," "Jersey Bounce," and "Sing, Sing, Sing," the six-piece BOILERMAKER JAZZ BAND will be making its debut appearance in Rome with this memorable October 18 concert.

RESERVED SEATING
Adults $20, Seniors $17, Capitol Friends $15,
Children (12 and under) $12.

THE MASK

Friday, October 23-Thursday, October 28

1961/73 minutes/Canada

After the suicide of one of his patients, psychiatrist Paul Stevens is mailed a mysterious package containing an ancient ceremonial mask.  The mask was sent to him by the patient before he died, and comes with a letter explaining that it is the cause of the patient’s insanity, but the should the doctor be brave enough, he will “put the mask on now.”  Stevens does so, and is transported into a strange, horrific world. When he returns, he becomes more and more preoccupied with the terror that awaits him the next time he puts the mask on.

Heralded as Canada’s first three-dimensional film, this special engagement is the the upstate New York premiere of the new 2K restoration by Kino Lorber and the 3D Film Archive.  You will be given the special viewers necessary to see the strange world of THE MASK!


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

There will be no open captioning for this presentation.  We apologize for the invonvenience.

ADULTS $7, FRIENDS/STUDENTS $5
CINEMA CAPITOL IS LOCATED AT 234 W. DOMINICK ST.,
NEXT DOOR TO THE CAPITOL
*Film: Hammer Horror Double Feature
BRIDES OF DRACULA (1960) &
THE GORGON (1964)

Saturday, October 24, 2:30 & 7:00 pm

Two hits from England's House of Horror, both in shrieking color!

In Brides of Dracula, young, blond Baron Meinster (David Peel) is the requisite vampiric threat in this second in the Dracula film series (sans Christopher Lee.) Though imprisoned in the family estate by his mother, Meinster is released from his silver chains by an unsuspecting French teacher (Yvonne Monlaur), through which he gains access to a veritable smorgasbord of nubile wenches at a girls' school. Fortunately, master vampire killer Dr. Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) is on the case.

Following this is The Gorgon, reteaming those masters of terrror, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Three people are mysteriously killed in a small town by being turned to stone. Suspicion falls on Dr. Namaroff (Peter Cushing), but Prof. Carl Maister (Christopher Lee), a folklore expert, claims that the murderer is actually a human possessed by the spirit of Magaera, one of Medusa's snake-haired sisters from Greek mythology.

GENERAL SEATING
Adults $6.50, Capitol Friends $5.50, Children (12 & Under) $2.50
*Film: Capitol Holiday Classics
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1947)

Friday, December 18, 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 19, 2:30 pm & 7:00 pm

The beloved holiday classic returns to the Capitol Theatre! Take a trip back to Bedford Falls, as an angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman (James Stewart) by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. Also starring Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore as the despicable Mr. Potter.

GENERAL SEATING
Adults $6.50, Capitol Friends $5.50, Children (12 & Under) $2.50