Todays Movies, Events and Screening Times

Cinema Capitol screens movies every week from Friday through Monday unless otherwise noted. 4:00 Friday and 1:00 Sunday Cinema Capitol movies are captioned for the hearing-impaired, pending caption availability.

The Rising Stars presentation of  “15 Miles on the Erie Canal” is now available on DVD!

Place your order through the link in this post.


Current and Upcoming Movies and Shows

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GIVING TUESDAY • November 29• 6PM

at Copper City Brewing

The annual tradition continues at Copper City Brewing on Tuesday, November 29. Music will be playing and the cameras will be recording Holiday greetings from local nonprofits and anyone else who wants to ring in the Holiday season. This year, music will be performed by Spencer Morgan. The Roman Runners will be in the house getting warmed up for their Rome for the Holidays Walk & Run and we’ll be looking forward to recording video Holiday Greetings for social media and to screen at the Capitol Theatre and Cinema Capitol before movies. It’s a great night of fun for everyone to get together and kick off the upcoming Season of Giving.

This event is free and open to the public.

The 51st Anniversary Holiday Stroll-Walk & Run

December 3 • 3PM at Capitol Theatre

If you’re wondering how you missed the first 50 Holiday Stroll, Walk & Runs-stop wondering! You didn’t. This is actually the first time this event will be held. However, it is named after the 51st anniversary of “The Great Capitol Caper” and The Roman Runners-participants in the event.
You may know the Roman Runners for their year round activities including the ROME FOR THE HOLIDAYS 5k Walk and Run which will be held on December 3 as part of the 51st Anniversary; but you may be asking, “What is the Great Capitol Caper”?
Well, the story goes like this:
On Thursday, December 9, 1971 at 9:05pm, a man armed with a handgun approached the Capitol Theatre ticket booth and demanded the attendant turn over the money or he would shoot her.
The box office attendant, Elizabeth Perry, alerted off duty police officer John Keys. He was working part time at the Capitol as an usher and bringing hotdogs to the booth. The robber fled and Keys chased him through the streets of Rome-leaving his hot dog behind. The suspect was apprehended and brought to justice.
One big question has never been answered:
What happened to John’s hot dog?
NOTE: While we are able to look back on this incident in 2022 and chuckle at its context, it is important to note that we take any kind of attack on our street very seriously, and do not condone any criminal behavior. Especially in light of the recent break-ins at both Cinema Capitol and the Capitol Theatre.
Here are the activities scheduled for the 51st Anniversary Holiday Stroll-5K Walk and Run on December 3rd. The day’s events are free and open to the public.
At 3pm a guided stroll will tour the chase route.
Led by John Keys-the officer who actually chased and arrested the suspect-the tour will include facts and details about Rome along the chase path as it was in 1971. and on the return will travel North James Street through the Holiday decorations and lights. When the strolling tour of the historic chase route returns to the Capitol Theatre, the walkers will be treated to a short film reenactment of THE GREAT CAPITOL CAPER at Cinema Capitol followed by a FREE movie.
At 5pm The Roman Runners will start this year’s
RUN FOR THE HOLIDAYS WALK AND RUN from the Capitol Theatre.
Roman Runners President Matt Moore (center) welcomes people to walk or run the course.
The 5k (1.4 miles) route starts and finishes at The Capitol Theatre and travels along the holiday lights of Rome. There will be hot chocolate served afterwards. The event is free, but you must sign up.
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33rd Annual Production of The Nutcracker

Friday, December 9 & Saturday, December 10 • 7PM

Capitol Theatre

Directed by Stephen and Canan Jackson, presented by the students of John Hayes O’Neill Studio of Dance.

Ring in the holiday spirit at the historic and newly restored Capitol Theatre and watch as a cast of over 150 local dancers perform the classic magical tale of The Nutcracker!



Tuesday, December 13 • 7PM

Tuba Christmas

Capitol Theatre

The annual A Tuba Christmas returns to the Capitol! This event showcases the talents of tuba, euphonium, baritone, and sousaphone players from across the region, who perform timeless Christmas and holiday music! Presented in conjunction with the New York State School for the Deaf, the show is free and open to the public.

Capitol Arts Complex • 220 West Dominick Street, Rome, NY 13440 • Phone: 315.337.6277 • Email: [email protected]