The former KISS lead guitarist is bringing his stable of hits to venues all over North America…and he’s coming to Rome on Friday, April 12, at the Capitol Theatre.



Capitol Theatre
Thu. April 18th- 6:45p
5:00p- VIP Entry $49 add $2 Fee (VIP must be present at 5:00pm)
5:15p- VIP Q&A (30 minutes) includes Tour Lanyard and Autographed 11×17 Poster
(Q&A includes Sanctus Real, Unspoken, JJ Weeks)


Current and Upcoming Movies and Shows

Click on title below image for days and times of movie screenings and events. Use arrows to view upcoming features. To see a listing of music concerts and live shows visit this link. For a complete listing of all upcoming live events, movies and other special programs visit this link to the events page.

Local Short Film Showcase

Seeking Submissions

We are looking for local short films and videos to screen at Cinema Capitol on Saturday, May 18 at Cinema Capitol. We are considering a wide range of entries-including clever TikTok videos.

There is no entry fee. Cut off date is May 1. Click here for more information or to submit your entry,

Rome Arts Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony

Class of 2024
Sunday, May 5 • 4pm

The Inductees have been named. Click here to see the list.

Capitol Theatre • CNY Onstage Live

Saturday, May 11, 2024 • 7:00

On Saturday, May 11, the Rome Capitol Theatre will present: CNY Onstage Live, an entertainment showcase. We are looking for entertainers of all types for this concert to benefit the Capitol Arts Complex. The full concert production system of lights and sound pictured in the video and seen at the recent 38 Special and Mr. Big concerts will be used for this show. And to top it off, there will be a multi camera video team capturing the evening for a TV special which will be made available online streaming.
The show will be hosted by Sydney Irving and will feature the band Sydney Irving and the Mojo and others. If you would like to be part of the show, Click here.

Capitol Arts Complex to Host Month-Long
Showcase Celebrating Local Talent this May

Capitol Arts Complex is launching a Local Arts and Music Showcase this May, transforming the entire month into a grand celebration of local talent. Every week, the Complex will host events spotlighting local artists, musicians, and performers.
Kicking off the festivities on May 5th will be the Rome Arts Hall of Fame. Since 2005, this event has been held annually at the Capitol Theatre to honor and celebrate the contributions of local artists to the community. This year’s inductees include renowned drummer Frank Briggs, Alliance Classical Players, visual artist Adam Chrisman, orchestra director Willard Mathers, music educator Linda Slavin, and former Capitol board president Ray Tucker.
The celebration continues on May 11th with the CNY Onstage Live variety show at the Capitol Theatre stage. This event, hosted by Sydney Irving, recent winner of the 2024 SAMMY for best pop album, will feature a range of performances including music by former American Idol semi-finalist Ethan Harris, the Blues Brothers of Central New York, magic acts, stand-up comedy by Brendan McGurk and Brenda Harris, and a special appearance by Poet Laureate Natalie M. Williams.

The Local Film Shorts Showcase will take place on May 18th at Cinema Capitol. This event has become a staple in our community, showcasing local short films. Additionally, local artist profiles and short films will also screen prior to each movie at Cinema Capitol.
On May 26th, the Capitol’s youth theatre group will present the original play
“Westward Ho!” live on the Capitol Theatre stage. This program is led by Janet Foote and Rod Foote, and promises a vibrant performance by the Rising Stars Youth Theatre.
Throughout the month, the Rome Art Association will present about their history in the gallery, located in the Cinema Capitol lobby. Additionally, Keaton & Lloyd Bookshop, located on the same block as the Capitol Arts Complex, will host weekly presentations by local authors, adding a literary touch to the festivities.
May is set to be a month of dynamic creativity and community spirit at the Capitol Arts Complex. We invite everyone to join us in celebrating the wealth of local talent that our community has to offer.

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