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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.
*Film: DRIVE-IN DOUBLE FEATURE

Friday, July 25, 7:00 pm

Featuring The Fly (1958) in CinemaScope and color, starring Vincent Price and David Hedison.  When a scientist is murdered in a gruesome fashion by his wife, the scientist's brother and a detective discover that the motive is far more gruesome than anyone expected.  Followed by First Spaceship on Venus (1960)—In the future year of 1985, the discovery of an alien artifact warrants an exploratory mission to Venus.  Once there, the explorers make a shocking discovery, and a warning for the future.

Also, previews of drive-in fare, concession stand advertisements and drive-in type concession stand products available!

Preceded by a pre-show at 6:30 by House Organist John Paul on the Capitol Moller Theatre Organ!

GENERAL SEATING
Adults $3, Capitol Friends FREE, Children (12 & Under) $1


Capitol Summerstage presents
*Stage: Monty Python's SPAMALOT

Thursday-Saturday, July 31-August 2, 7:30 pm

Brought to you by the Tucker Family. With book and lyrics by Eric Idle, and a new score by Idle and John Du Prez, Spamalot is set in England in the year 932 A.D. and tells the tale of King Arthur and his knights. Frustrated by several failed recruitment attempts for his Round Table, Arthur searches the land and finally comes up with Sir Bedevere, the Strangely Flatulent; Sir Lancelot the Brave; Sir Dennis Galahad, the Dashingly Handsome (previously known as just Dennis Galahad); Sir Robin, the not-quite-so-brave-as-Sir-Lancelot; and others as they search for the Holy Grail.  Directed by Peter Loftus.


RESERVED SEATING
Adults $17, Seniors $16, Capitol Friends $15,
  Students & Children $13

Capitol Summer Film Series
*Film: JURASSIC PARK (1993)

Wednesday, August 6, 7:00 pm

Steven Spielberg’s summer hit thriller of 1993, centered on an island amusement park with actual dinosaurs.  When things go deadly wrong the participants are in for some completely unsolicited thrills.  Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Richard Attenborough.  Rated PG-13.

GENERAL SEATING
Adults $3, Children (12 & Under) $1
*CAPITOLFEST 12 Preview & Theatre Tour

Monday, August 4, 7:00pm

A free tour of our lovely, historic theatre. The tour will focus on the history of the theatre, as well as operations and some long-held mysteries of the theatre. Afterward, our House Organist, John Paul, will host a demonstration of our original 1928 Moller Organ, followed by a preview of several shorts to be shown at Capitolfest 12 in our main theatre.


Free to the Public.
*Film Festival: CAPITOLFEST 12

Friday-Sunday, August 8-10

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.”

Preceded by a pre-show by House Organist John Paul on the Capitol Moller Theatre Organ!

SEE THE OFFICIAL CAPITOLFEST PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS.
Capitol Mystery Night
*Film: THE LADY VANISHES (1938) &
CASTLE IN THE DESERT (1942)

Saturday, September 27, 7:00 pm

The annual favorite, Capitol Mystery Night returns with two great suspense classics.

First we're presenting The Lady Vanishes. This early Alfred Hitchcock gem sparkles with suspense and wit. While traveling through Europe, Iris Henderson (Margaret Lockwood) befriends an elderly governess, Miss Froy (Dame May Whitty). When Miss Froy disappears from the train, Iris suspects foul play-- but who would kidnap an elderly governess? With the help of a charming musician (Michael Redgrave) and a colorful cast of supporting actors, including the great comedic duo Naunton Wayne and Basil Radford, Iris must solve the mystery... before they all meet their final destination!

The second, Castle in the Desert, features Charlie Chan as the guest of an eccentric historian and his wife of notorious heritage. When another guest falls ill, Chan must linger to find the cause, and hilarious detective antics ensue.

Also returning is our short mystery play, Death at the Drive-In. Solve the case for us to win fabulous prizes!


GENERAL SEATING
Adults $6, Capitol Friends $5, Children (12 & Under) $2
*In Person: The AMAZING KRESKIN

Friday, October 17, 7:00 pm

With a showman’s flair, a comedian’s wit, and the capacities of a bona fide Mentalist or thought reader, The Amazing Kreskin has, for some six decades, dramatized the unique facets of the human mind…his own. His very name has become an integral part of pop culture throughout the world, invoked in comedy clubs, comic strips, print stories, and TV shows from sitcoms on through national magazines.

At this incredible appearance, The Amazing Kreskin promises to, with the help of the audience, determine if the Capitol really is haunted, and if possible, make them materialize right in the auditorium!

RESERVED SEATING
Adults $16, Seniors (62+) $15, Capitol Friends FREE, Students (10 & above) $10 POSITIVELY NO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 10 WILL BE ADMITTED.
Capitol Comedy Classics
*Film: Abbott & Costello in
HOLD THAT GHOST (1941)

Saturday, October 18, 7:00 pm

Abbott and Costello are two gas station attendants that find themselves in over their head when they inherit a haunted house!  "The boys are immensely funny as they romp through a ramshackle house abounding in secret passageways, sliding panels, clutching hands, eerie sound effects and all sorts of trick contraptions." says The New York Times.  Also, comedy short subjects T.B.A.

Preceded by a pre-show at 6:30 by House Organist John Paul on the Capitol Moller Theatre Organ!


GENERAL SEATING
Adults $6, Capitol Friends $5, Children (12 & Under) $2
Capitol Halloween Double Feature
*Film: THE MUMMY (1933) &
THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935)

Saturday, October 25, 7:00 pm

Famed cinematographer Karl Freund (Metropolis, Dracula) made his directorial debut with The Mummy, a tale of British archaeologists who uncover the ancient sarcophagus of a mummified Egyptian priest (Boris Karloff). Foolishly ignoring its warning not to open the box, the mummy takes the form of a modern Egyptian and quickly begins his quest to resurrect the soul of his love, which he believes has been reincarnated in a modern woman (Zita Johann).  Directed by Karl Freund.

Described by some critics as a sequel that bested its predecessor, The Bride of Frankenstein revives the famous monster, masterfully played by Boris Karloff.  Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) wants to get out of the evil experiment business, but when a mad scientist, Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Theisinger), kidnaps his wife, Dr. Frankenstein agrees to help him create a new creature, a woman, to be the companion of the monster.  Co-starring Elsa Lanchester, Valerie Hobson and Dwight Frye.  Directed by James Whale.


GENERAL SEATING
Adults $6, Capitol Friends $5, Children (12 & Under) $2