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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 unless noted
*Film: Capitol Summer Film Series presents
AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)

Wednesday, July 1, 7:00 pm

"Where were you in '62?"  This Academy Award-nominated classic, voted one of the American Film Institute's top 100 Films Of All Time, features the coming of age of four teenagers on their last summer night before college. Rediscover drag racing, Inspiration Point and drive-ins all over again in this nostalgic look back at the early '60s. The incredible soundtrack brings you the most memorable rock 'n' roll hits of the era. Directed by George Lucas and produced by Francis Ford Coppola, this classic stars Harrison Ford, Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers, Cindy Williams, Wolfman Jack and Mackenzie Phillips. Capture the heart of America's last age of innocence with American Graffiti.

GENERAL SEATING
General Admission $4, Capitol Friends FREE ADMISSION


MAGGIE

Thursday, July 2-Sunday, July 5

95 minutes/US/PG-13 (for disturbing thematic material including bloody images, and some language)

When a deadly zombie virus sweeps the nation, a father will stop at nothing to save his infected daughter in this post-apocalyptic thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin.

"A thought-provoking blend of post-apocalyptic thriller, teen weeper and horror flick, infused with more intelligence and humanism than that description might imply." —Claudia Puig, USA Today

"An art film. About zombies. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger."
—Soren Anderson, Seattle Times

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
*Stage: Rome Capitol Summerstage presents
THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Thursday-Saturday, July 9-11, 7:30 pm

Directed by Peter Loftus, Charles Addams' weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in a new musical comedy, The Addams Family. The hit musical features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before — keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Come meet the family. We'll leave the lights off for you.

RESERVED SEATING
Adults $17, Seniors (62+) $16, Capitol Friends $15, Students and Children $12

I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS

Thursday, July 9-Wednesday, July 15

95 minutes/US/PG-13 (for sexual material, drug use and brief strong language)

In this vibrant, funny, and heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age. With the support of three loyal girlfriends (June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place), Carol (Blythe Danner) decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man (Martin Starr), pursuing a new love interest (Sam Elliott), and reconnecting with her daughter (Malin Akerman).

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


ADULTS $7, FRIENDS/STUDENTS $5
CINEMA CAPITOL IS LOCATED AT 234 W. DOMINICK ST.,
NEXT DOOR TO THE CAPITOL THEATRE
*Film: Capitol Summer Film Series presents
GREMLINS (1984)

Wednesday, July 15, 7:00 pm

"Don't expose him to bright light. Don't ever get him wet. And don't ever, ever feed him after midnight." This comic Joe Dante effort is set in a Norman Rockwell-esque small town at Christmastime. Seeking a unique gift for his son an erstwhile inventor (Hoyt Axton) purchases a cute, fuzzy little "Mogwai" from a Chinatown shopkeeper's (Keye Luke) grandson (John Louie), who dispenses the above-mentioned warning before closing the deal. Meanwhile, young bank clerk Billy Peltzer (Zach Galligan) must suffer such antagonists as rich Mrs. Deagle (Polly Holliday) and priggish Gerald (Judge Reinhold) while pursuing his romance with Kate (Phoebe Cates). These and a variety of other plot strands are tied together when the lovable mogwai (named Gizmo) is exposed to bright light and gotten wet. Like most of Joe Dante's works, Gremlins is chock-full of significant cameo appearances: in this instance, such pop-culture icons as Dick Miller, Jackie Joseph, Chuck Jones, Scott Brady, Harry Carey Jr., Steven Spielberg (the film's executive producer) and even Robby the Robot all show up briefly on screen.

GENERAL SEATING
General Admission $4, Capitol Friends FREE ADMISSION

Capitol Summer Film Series presents
FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (1986)

Friday, July 24-Sunday, July 26

103 minutes/US/PG-13

Teenaged Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a legend in his own time thanks to his uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last grand duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, "borrows" a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day bacchanal through the streets of Chicago. Dogging Ferris' trail at every turn is high-school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), determined to catch Bueller in the act of class-cutting. Writer/director John Hughes once again tries to wed satire, slapstick, and social commentary, as Ferris Bueller's Day Off starts like a house afire and goes on to make "serious" points about status-seeking and casual parental cruelties.

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

GENERAL ADMISSION $4
CAPITOL FRIENDS FREE ADMISSION
CINEMA CAPITOL IS LOCATED AT 234 W. DOMINICK ST.,
NEXT DOOR TO THE CAPITOL THEATRE
*Stage: Rome Capitol Summerstage presents
"LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL"

Thursday-Saturday, July 30-August 1, 7:30 pm

Directed by Peter Loftus, Legally Blonde follows the story of sorority president Elle Woods as she crosses the country on a mission to find love at Harvard Law School. After discovering how the law can be used to help others, she uses her new found skills to defend a workout-queen in a murder trial, defying the odds and proving that pink can save the day!

RESERVED SEATING
Adults $17, Seniors (62+) $16, Capitol Friends $15, Students and Children $12
*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
Tickets available through the Capitolfest page.
*Film: Capitol Summer Film Series presents
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)

Wednesday, August 12, 7:00 pm

Steven Spielberg followed Jaws with this epic science fiction adventure about a disparate group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) is an electrical lineman who, while sent out on emergency repairs, witnesses an unidentified flying object, and even has a "sunburn" from its bright lights to prove it. Neary's wife and children are at first skeptical, then concerned, and eventually fearful, as Roy refuses to accept a "logical" explanation for what he saw and is prepared to give up his job, his home, and his family to pursue the "truth" about UFOs. Neary's obsession eventually puts him in contact with others who've had close encounters with alien spacecraft, including Jillian (Melinda Dillon), a single mother whose son disappeared during her UFO experience, and Claude Lacombe (celebrated French filmmaker François Truffaut), a French researcher who believes that we can use a musical language to communicate with alien visitors.  We will be presenting Spielberg's Director's Cut of the film in a brand-new 35mm print from Sony Pictures.

GENERAL SEATING
General Admission $4, Capitol Friends FREE ADMISSION