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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.
CAPITOL THEATRE SCRAP DRIVE

Bring in your miscellaneous scrap items to help benefit the Capitol!

Accepted items are: miscellaneous scrap metal (aluminum, brass, copper, steel), cars, ATVs (operational or not), bicycles, wire, automotive (lead) batteries, aluminum boats, bottles and cans (with deposit).  Miscellaneous building materials will be accepted by calling in advance.

Items accepted by appointment.  Call Joe Borasky at (315) 623-7692 in advance.
AGATHA CHRISTIE BOOK GIVE-AWAY

Wednesday, April 23, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

World Book Night U.S. is a campaign to give thousands of free books to light or non-readers.  Volunteer book lovers will help promote reading by distributing copies of a specially-printed paperbac at specified locations.

Capitll Executive Assistant Kate Castle will distribute copies of Agatha Christie's After the Funeral at the theater from 10-5, or until her supply is exhausted.  For more information, contact Kate at kate@romecapitol.com.
Concert: The Mohawk Valley Bluegrass Festival

Saturday, April 26, 7:00 pm

The Mohawk Valley Bluegrass Association presents their third annual festival of bluegrass music, featuring popular bands Pocket Change, the Remsen Social Club
and Rebecca Colleen & The Chore Lady.  Proceeds benefit the MVBA.
 
GENERAL SEATING.
General Admission $10, Seniors and MVBA Members $9.
*Concert: The World Famous HAL McINTYRE ORCHESTRA featuring "A Big Band Tribute to Frank Sinatra"

Sunday, April 27, 3:00 pm

The World Famous Hal McIntyre Orchestra, was, and still is, one of America's hottest big band attractions. Hal was responsible for the now famous “Glenn Miller Sound” and was chosen by Mr. Miller to form his own band in 1943 with Miller's financial support. They were an instant success, playing many of the major venues of the era, scoring big in voters’ polls and considered one of the top bands of the time.  The McIntyre organization still holds to its tradition of the highest musical standards and with the addition of Steve Marvin, one of the top Sinatra vocalists in the country, features a “Tribute To Sinatra” that is a musical treat for all ages.
 
RESERVED SEATING
Adults $22, Seniors (62+) $16, Capitol Friends $13,
Children (12 & under) $8.
*Arts Complex Tour

Tuesday, April 29, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Tour the Capitol’s recently acquired facilities and hear about our exciting future plans!  Complimentary refreshments provided.
 
FREE and open to the public.
*Film: SMALL WONDERS (1995)

Saturday, May 3, 7:00 pm

Native Roman Roberta Guaspari returns to Rome to present this documentary about her career and answer questions.  A dedicated music teacher in East Harlem, Guaspari instructs a gaggle of underprivileged children in the art of the violin. The documentary leads up to a famed concert, where the students play Carnegie Hall with some of the world's foremost fiddlers.

GENERAL SEATING
Adults $6, Capitol Friends $5, Children (12 & Under) $2.
*ROME ARTS HALL OF FAME

Sunday, May 4, 4:00 pm

The Rome Arts Hall of Fame will induct six people who are from Rome or have significantly influenced the arts in Rome.  Inductees this year will be Pat and Tom Besl, Roberta Guaspari, Claudette Wire, Anthony Elliott, and Matt Pitcher.  Special performance by RFA show choir, Rhapsody.  Refreshments will be served.

More information about the Rome Arts Hall of Fame and past inductees may be found here.

GENERAL SEATING
Adults $15, Students $10.
*Stage Drama: THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Thursday-Saturday, May 8-10, 7:30 pm

In Tennessee Williams’ autobiographical masterpiece, an aspiring poet makes one last, desperate attempt to provide for his mother and sister. A finely drawn observation of human strength and weakness, The Glass Menagerie spins a lyrical drama about four fragile people trapped by circumstance and lost in fantasy.  Presented live on stage, directed by Adrian Maggio.

RESERVED SEATING
Adults $12, Seniors $10, Capitol Friends $8, Children (12 & Under) $6.

75th Anniversary Screening
*Film: THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
Brought to you by FORT RICKEY CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY ZOO

Friday, May 16, 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 17, 2:30 pm & 7:00 pm

There's no place like Rome...Capitol Theatre, when we present the 75th anniversary of this beloved classic!  Join Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley and an all-star cast as you're transported to L. Frank Baum's famous Land of Oz, courtesy of the studios at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Featuring seven of the most famous songs of any Hollywood film, including the iconic "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."  You'll never see The Wizard of Oz look this good anywhere else, in an archival 35mm dye-transfer Technicolor print courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures, presented with our Carbon Arc-illuminated projectors on the biggest screen in town!

GENERAL SEATING
Adults $6, Capitol Friends $5, Children (12 & Under) $2.
SPECIAL GROUP RATE FOR FAMILIES $10

Symphoria presents
Concert: A TRIBUTE TO THE MOVIES

Sunday, May 18, 2:30 pm

Sean O'Loughlin, conductor
Christian Hebel, violin
Syracuse Pops Chorus; Lou Lemos, director
 

Symphoria explores Hollywood old and new with this diverse program.   Guest violinist Christian Hebel shares his special talents in music from Cinema Paradiso, Fiddler on the Roof, Schindler's List and many others.   The Syracuse Pops Chorus will also take to the stage for a spectacular performance of John Williams best known music!

Newman
: 20th Century Fox Fanfare
Lavender (arr.): A Tribute to John Williams
Steiner: "Tara's Theme" from Gone with the Wind
Bock: Selections from Fiddler on the Roof
Morricone: Cinema Paradiso
Morricone: "Gabriel's Oboe" from The Mission
Williams: Theme from The Apartment
Korngold: The Sea Hawk: Suite for Orchestra
Horner: Music from Apollo 13
Williams: Theme to JFK
Jones: Last of the Mohicans
Williams: Theme from Schindler's List
Le Pera: Tango from Scent of a Woman
Silvestri: "The Kiss" from Forrest Gump
Williams: "Hymn to the Fallen" from Saving Private Ryan
Williams: "Duel of the Fates" from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace


RESERVED SEATING
Adults $30, Seniors $25, Students $10.
Concert: Easy Money Big Band

Saturday, June 14, 7:00 pm

Hear Steve Falvo's Easy Money Big Band play jazz and swing hits from the 1930s, '40s, '50s & '60s!


GENERAL SEATING
Adults $8.
*Film: PINK FLOYD THE WALL (1982)

Friday, June 20, 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 21, 2:30 pm & 7:00 pm

Director Alan Parker's vivid film interpretation of the British rock combo's classic concept album The Wall fuses curious fantasy with dark, tragic drama on an epic scale. Antihero Pink is beaten down by life from his earliest childhood days in WWII Britain, and despite his rise to rock-star fame, he continues to build a “wall” around himself. The film makes innovative use of sets, costumes and special effects, imbuing the movie with a bizarre surrealism worthy of Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali. Both disturbing and bedazzling, Pink Floyd The Wall is a must-see film for any music lover. With Bob Geldof, Bob Hoskins.  Presented in 35mm from Warner Bros.

GENERAL SEATING
Adults $6, Capitol Friends $5, Children (12 & Under) $2.
Capitol Summer Film Series
*Film: THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987)

Wednesday, June 25, 7:00 pm

This adaptation of William Goldman’s wonderful, tongue-in-cheek fairy tale stars Cary Elwes as the dashing Westley, who is forced to fight off the villainous Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon) and Count Tyrone (Christopher Guest) to save his beloved princess, Buttercup (Robin Wright). This cult hit features marvelous sets by Norman Garwood and high-spirited supporting performances by Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Wallace Shawn, Peter Falk and Andre the Giant. Rated PG.

GENERAL SEATING
Adults $3, Children (12 & Under) $1.
Capitol Summer Film Series
*Film: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974)

Wednesday, July 2, 7:00 pm

Frankenstein’s monster “puttin’ on the Ritz?”  Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder lovingly crafted this parody of all of the great Universal Frankenstein movies of the 1930s.  Wilder stars, supported by a veteran comedy cast, including Marty Feldman (as “Eye-Gor”), Terri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, and Peter Boyle as the monster.  Kenneth Mars’ lampoon of Lionel Atwill’s character in Son of Frankenstein steals the show. In glorious black & white (no offense!) Rated PG. 

GENERAL SEATING
Adults $3, Children (12 & Under) $1.
Capitol Summerstage presents
*Stage: 9 to 5: THE MUSICAL

Thursday-Saturday, July 10-12, 7:30 pm

Set in the late 1970s, 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is a hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. Outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic, 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is about teaming up and taking care of business.  Directed by Peter Loftus. 


RESERVED SEATING
Adults $17, Seniors $16, Capitol Friends $15, Students & Children $13.
Capitol Summer Film Series
*Film: THE GOONIES (1985)

Wednesday, July 18, 7:00 pm

Sean Astin, Ke Huy Quan, Martha Plimpton and Corey Feldman embark on a daring adventure that somehow weaves dirt bikes, bank robbers, pirate maps, James Bond-esque gadgetry, Joe Pantoliano and a super-powered mutant named Sloth into a fantastically fast-paced movie! The screenplay by Chris Columbus (Gremlins), based on Steven Spielberg’s story, does not talk down to kids.  Rated PG. 


GENERAL SEATING
Adults $3, Children (12 & Under) $1.
Capitol Summer Film Series
*Film: JURRASIC 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.
*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.”

SEE THE OFFICIAL CAPITOLFEST PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS.
*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.


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).

Described by some critics as a sequel that bested its predecessor, The Bride of Frankenstein revives the famous monster, masterfully played by Boris Karloff, to torment his creator (Colin Clive)


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