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Special Event: The Royal Opera House Live
presents Christopher Wheeldon’s

"ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN
WONDERLAND"


Wednesday, January 28, 6:30 pm

Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland arrived on the stage in 2011 with a burst of colour, theatrical magic and inventive choreography. It was The Royal Ballet’s first new full-length work since 1995 and was greeted with delight by audiences. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative sets and costumes draw on puppetry, projections and masks to make Wonderland wonderfully real.

Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary characters, from the highly-strung Queen of Hearts, who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty's famous Rose Adage, to dancing playing cards, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. Alice and the Knave of Hearts dance a tender, loving pas de deux of delicate beauty. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story – a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all created in vivid detail.

Note: this show is not applicable for Blue Card members.

ADULTS $17, FRIENDS/STUDENTS $15
CINEMA CAPITOL IS LOCATED AT 234 W. DOMINICK ST.,
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"HUMAN CAPITAL"

Thursday, January 29-Sunday, February 1

111 minutes/Italy (in Italian with English subtitles)/Not Rated

Human Capital begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Ossolas, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life, in ways neither could have expected. Dino Ossola (Fabrizio Bentivoglio), in dire financial straits, anticipates the birth of twins with his second wife (Valeria Golino). Meanwhile, Dino's teenage daughter's relationship with hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi's playboy son complicates an already tricky social dance of status, money and ambition. Paolo Virzi's taut character study deconstructs the typical linear narrative, observing transformative events from each character's perspective. The result is a nuanced account of desire, greed and the value of human life in an age of rampant capitalism and financial manipulation.

Human Capital is Italy's selection for the Academy Award's Best Foreign Film.

"A chic thriller! A top-flight cast gives the character-driven drama depth and conviction."– Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

"Perfectly cast! This slick, stylish fusion of class critique and murder mystery confirms Paolo Virzi as one of Italy's more dynamic directors."– Jay Weissberg, Variety

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

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

Tommy Lee Jones                   Hillary Swank
"THE HOMESMAN"
A film by Tommy Lee Jones

Thursday, February 5-Sunday, February 8

122 minutes/US/Rated R for violence, sexual content, some disturbing behavior and nudity.

When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank). Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be, and employs a low-life drifter, George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones), to join her. The unlikely pair and the three women (Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter) head east, where a waiting minister (John Lithgow) and his wife (Meryl Streep) have offered to take the women in. But the group first must traverse the harsh Nebraska Territories marked by stark beauty, psychological peril and constant threat.

"A beautifully crafted, absorbing look at life in the American West."—Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

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

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

Capitol Hitchcock Classics
*Film: NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)


Friday, February 6, 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 7, 2:30 & 7:00 pm

One of Hitchcock’s best, brought back by viewer choice!  Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) has to flee his Park Avenue lifestyle from foreign spies and police alike when he is embroiled in a murder and is mistaken for a US Government agent.  Eva Marie Saint provides the love interest, while James Mason and Martin Landau are the antagonists.

See the original theatrical trailere here!


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


Special Event: The Royal Opera House Live
presents Gaetano Donizetti’s

"L'elisir d'amore"


Sunday, February 8, 12:00 pm &
Wednesday, February 11, 6:30 pm


L'elisir d'amore is one of the most frequently performed of all Donizetti's operas. It combines a touching love story and hilarious comedy with beautiful music, including the much-loved aria 'Una furtiva lagrima'. The opera’s premiere in Milan in 1832 was a triumph and secured Donizetti's place as one of the leading Italian opera composers of his day.

The Royal Opera's charming production is set in the sun-drenched countryside of 1950s Italy, complete with haystacks, Vespas and even a stray dog. It is injected with lively, visual humour, from Nemorino's tipsy clowning to Dulcamara's lumbering truck from which he sells his quack remedies. Donizetti deftly brings his characters alive with a sparkling score: Nemorino's love for Adina is expressed through lyrical arias; Adina’s animated, flamboyant style softens as her feelings towards Nemorino begin to change – and all the while Dulcamara endlessly chatters away with irrepressible self-belief.

Note: this show is not applicable for Blue Card members.

ADULTS $17, FRIENDS/STUDENTS $15
CINEMA CAPITOL IS LOCATED AT 234 W. DOMINICK ST.,
NEXT DOOR TO THE CAPITOL THEATRE

"BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S"

Thursday, February 12-Sunday, February 15

115 minutes/US/Not Rated

The 1961 classsic based on Truman Capote's novel.  A sophisticated comedy studded with sparkling moments, Breakfast at Tiffany’s tells the story of two bohemians falling in love against a Manhattan backdrop. When aspiring writer Paul Varjak (George Peppard) moves into his new apartment, he is both intrigued by and drawn to his unconventional neighbour Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn). A Givenchy-clad free spirit, Holly is a party girl whose intensely stylish façade masks an inner despair and a hidden past. Henry Mancini provides the musical score, with the Oscar-winning ballad ‘Moon River’ underscoring a sublimely romantic climax.

Presented in new, 4K digital restoration from Paramount Pictures.


ADULTS $7, FRIENDS/STUDENTS $5
CINEMA CAPITOL IS LOCATED AT 234 W. DOMINICK ST.,
NEXT DOOR TO THE CAPITOL THEATRE
*Film: CARTOON MADNESS

Monday-Friday, February 16-20, 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 21, 3:00 & 7:00 pm

Your favorite cartoons are back, with another installation of CARTOON MADNESS, every day during mid-winter break!  Catch a dozen cartoons, featuring your favorite characters from the Looney Tunes series of animated shorts!


GENERAL SEATING
Adults $4, Children (12 & Under) $3


"WHO TOOK JOHNNY"

Thursday, February 19-Sunday, February 22

81 minutes/US/Not Rated

If you’ve ever gotten separated from your child for just a few moments and remember the depth of panic that sets in, then you can begin to understand what Noreen Gosch has felt over the last 30 years since her son Johnny disappeared delivering newspapers in West Des Moines, Iowa on the morning of September 5, 1982.

Who Took Johnny is an examination into the infamous thirty-year-old cold case behind the disappearance of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch, the first missing child to appear on a milk carton.  
More than any other missing child case, Johnny’s story has spawned countless theories and has instilled intrigue in the millions who remember the kid on the side of a milk carton.

Along the way there have been mysterious sightings, strange clues, bizarre revelations, and a confrontation with a person who claims to have helped abduct Johnny.  Who Took Johnny captures the endless intrigue and conspiracy theories surrounding the eye-witness accounts, compelling evidence and emotional discoveries which span three decades of the most spellbinding missing person’s case in U.S. history.

"An amazing, lunatic documentary that will leave you creeped-out, excited and surprised.” —John Waters, director of Hairspray and Crybaby

“This film is utterly unforgettable” —Criterion Cast

“The gradual narrative unspooling of “Who Took Johnny,” the true-crime documentary about a 12-year-old Iowa boy who has been missing since 1982, is extremely canny.”—Chicago Tribune

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

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

"BIG EYES"

Thursday, February 26-Sunday, March 1

106 minutes/US/Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong language

Big Eyes tells the outrageous true story of one of the most epic art frauds in history. In the 1960s, painter Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) had reached success beyond belief, revolutionizing the commercialization of popular art with enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The bizarre and shocking truth would eventually be discovered: Walter’s works were actually created by his wife Margaret (Amy Adams). The Keanes, it seemed, had been living a colossal lie that had fooled the entire world.

"Shot for shot, Big Eyes is one of the most beautiful-looking movies of 2014, but to say that isn’t enough, because it’s not just pretty, not just pleasing to the eye. It’s visually astute. It is made by people aware of what these screen images mean, what they refer to, and the psychological effect that they will have on an audience.” —
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

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

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

"A MOST VIOLENT YEAR"

Thursday, March 5-Sunday, March 8

125 minutes/US/Rated R for language and some violence

A Most Violent Year is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) and Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay. J.C. Chandor’s third feature examines one immigrant’s determined climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and—above all—his unwavering belief in the righteousness of his own path.


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

ADULTS $7, FRIENDS/STUDENTS $5
CINEMA CAPITOL IS LOCATED AT 234 W. DOMINICK ST.,
NEXT DOOR TO THE CAPITOL THEATRE
*Concert: TONY KENNY'S IRISH CELEBRATION

Saturday, March 7, 7:00 pm

One of Ireland’s most beloved artists, Tony Kenny has sung in countless musical productions and for more than 20 years has starred in the world famous Jurys Irish Cabaret. He’s won many awards for his work and has entertained millions of people in Ireland and across the U.S.  Tony Kenny's Irish Celebration also stars Richie Hayes, who has been in the entertainment world from the age of four and has appeared in numerous theatre and television productions.  His debut single, One Voice, reached #3 in iTunes and he subsequently had four top-ten singles on the Irish charts. Tony Kenny's Irish Celebration also features singer Bernadette Ruddy’s rich earthy tones and touching delivery. The Trinity Dublin Band creates that traditional Irish sound and coupled with champion Irish dancing with the Dublin City Dancers, you have the flavor of Ireland in Rome with Tony Kenny’s Irish Celebration!

RESERVED SEATING
Adults $22, Seniors (62+) $16, Capitol Friends $13, Children (12 & under) $8.

"BALLET 422"

Thursday, March 19-Sunday, March 22

72 minutes/US/Rated PG for brief language

From first rehearsal to world premiere, Ballet 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as Justin Peck, a young up-and-coming choreographer, crafts a new work. With unprecedented access to an elite world, Ballet 422 illuminates the process behind the creation of a single ballet.

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

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

"TIMBUKTU"

Thursday, March 26-Sunday, March 29

97 minutes/Mauritania (subtitled)/Rated PG-13 for some violence and thematic elements

Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes when Kidane accidentally kills Amadou, the fisherman who slaughtered “GPS,” his beloved cow. He now has to face the new laws of the foreign occupants.

Timbuktu is Mauritania's first entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.

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

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

"MOMMY"

Thursday, April 2-Sunday, April 5

139 minutes/Canada (French with subtitles)/Rated R for language throughout, sexual references and some violence

A passionate widowed single mom (Anne Dorval) finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her unpredictable 15-year-old ADHD son (Antoine Olivier Pilon). As they struggle to make ends meet, Kyla (Suzanne Clément), the peculiar new neighbor across the street, offers her help. Together, they strive for a new sense of balance.

Winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and Canada's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.

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

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

"WHITE GOD"

Thursday, April 23-Sunday, April 29

121 minutes/Hungary (subtitled)/Rated R for violent content including bloody images, and language

Winner of the Un Certain Regard Prize at the 2014 Cannes Festival, Kornel Mundruczó’s newest film is a story of the indignities visited upon animals by their supposed human superiors, but it’s also a stark, beautiful metaphor for the political and cultural tensions sweeping contemporary Europe. When young Lili is forced to give up her beloved dog Hagen because its mixed-breed heritage is deemed “unfit” by The State, she and the dog begin a dangerous journey back towards each other. At the same time, all the unwanted, unloved and so-called “unfit” dogs rise up under a new leader, Hagen, the one-time housepet who has learned all too well from his “Masters” in his journey through the streets and animal control centers that man is not always dog's best friend...
   
“Fierce and beautiful. Extraordinarily choreographed.” —Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"Emotionally rousing and technically masterful." —Guy Lodge, Variety

White God confirms Mundruczó’s position as one of Europe’s most exciting, unpredictable and technically competent directors. In a world where so many filmmakers seem to rework the same material over and over, he’s a true wild card—a filmmaker with ‘un certain regard’ if ever there was one.” —Nick Roddick, Sight & Sound

“A triumphantly idiosyncratic film with smarts and visceral impact in equal measure.”
—Jessica Kiang, The Playlist on Indiewire

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

ADULTS $7, FRIENDS/STUDENTS $5
CINEMA CAPITOL IS LOCATED AT 234 W. DOMINICK ST.,
NEXT DOOR TO THE CAPITOL THEATRE
The Gunther Group presents
*Concert: The World Famous
GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA

Friday, April 24, 7:00 pm

Sponsored by The Gunther Group, offering financial planning, personally designed.

Nick Hilscher, director and conductor; Natalie Angst, featured vocalist.

Even after 75 years, Glenn Miller’s musical arrangements are still heard and loved around the world—timeless icons of American culture such as Chattanooga Choo-Choo, In the Mood, Tuxedo Junction, A String of Pearls, Moonlight Serenade, Little Brown Jug and Pennsylvania 6-5000 to name a few. The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra’s unique jazz sound is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time.  

RESERVED SEATING
Adults $22, Seniors (62+) $16, Capitol Friends $13,
Children (12 & under) $8.
*Event: THE ROME ARTS HALL OF FAME

Sunday, April 26

The Rome Arts Hall of Fame honors individuals with a connection to the Rome community who have made outstanding contributions to the literary, performing, or visual arts.  The organization provides the community an opportunity to remember past contributors to the arts, to celebrate current outstanding artists, and to inspire young people in future artistic endeavors.  Inductees to be announced soon.


GENERAL SEATING
Ticket Prices T.B.A.
*Event: CAPITOLFEST 13

Friday-Sunday, August 7-9

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, held at the historic 1,788-seat movie palace, the Capitol Theatre, in Rome, New York, which opened in December, 1928 as a movie house.  Set in the small upstate New York city of Rome (population c.33,000) and 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 official Capitolfest page here.

GENERAL SEATING
Ticket Prices T.B.A.