Todays Movies, Events and Screening Times

Filmhouse Collective: The House of the Devil 7:30PM

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.

Current and Upcoming Movies and Shows

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Saturday, October 8

Saturday, October 15


Cinema Capitol

Join us at Cinema Capitol for our annual interactive presentation of the all-singing, all-dancing classic, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. Since Rocky Horror is beloved for its rich history of audience participation our screenings feature cinema-appropriate “prop kits” available for purchase each night. Here are some videos of past screenings at Cinema Capitol. TICKETS

Friday, October 14

Saturday, October 15

Capitol Theatre


Showstoppers celebrates the last 25 years of shows at the Capitol Theater. It features performers performing the songs that they did in the original shows- also other people singing songs from shows that we’ve done. We’ve done over 50 shows and includes songs from L.A., Hairspray, Shrek, Spamalot, and Mame among others.

Saturday, October 15


Cinema Capitol

The Project Fibonacci® Foundation Inc. will award two students each a $1500 full scholarship to its annual one-week STEAM (science, technology engineering, arts and math) LEADERSHIP Conference in Rome, NY in late July 2023. Click here to sign up.

Saturday, October 15

1PM to 3PM

Capitol Theatre

Here is a partial list of performers scheduled to appear. Click this link for the line-up.

Saturday, October 15

Noon to 3PM

Cinema Capitol

The Capitol Arts Complex is looking for local short films and animations to screen at THE LOCAL FILM SCREENING ROOM on Saturday, October 15 at Cinema Capitol, 240 West Dominick Street in Rome, from noon to 3pm. The LOCAL FILM SCREENING ROOM short films and animations should be 10 minutes and less. Features up to 30 minutes will be considered on a case by case basis. Submission deadline is Sunday October 10. Submit your entries here.

Saturday, October 15

2PM to 8PM

Capitol Arts Complex Tunnel

Rome Art Association brings back the Haunted Hallway Art & Craft Bazaar with a pumpkin carving contest, and frog themed art and more than a dozen arts and crafts vendors . Exhibits will be in the Capitol Tunnel and along the businesses in the surrounding Capitol Arts Complex.

Live And Let Die:
A Symphonic Tribute to Paul McCartney
Capitol Theatre • Saturday, October 22 • 7PM

Join us on Saturday, October 22, 2022 for a night of music and entertainment to benefit the Project Fibonacci® Foundation, Inc. at the Rome Capitol Theatre!

Singer and Recording artist, Tony Kishman is the creator and bandleader of “Live And Let Die”; a full multimedia experience celebrating the music of Paul McCartney and featuring four multi-talented musicians with an orchestral component. Tony starred for six years in both the national and international tours of Broadway’s smash hit musical, ‘Beatlemania’ and also performs in the International Symphonic Beatles production, ‘Classical Mystery Tour’. He has been performing his award-winning show to the most successful band of all time around the globe for more than a decade, bringing the music and the magic of both the Beatles and Paul McCartney to a new generation, earning raves by ‘Beatlemaniacs’ for his uncanny resemblance both visually and vocally to the beloved Beatle. 

The Project Fibonacci Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization in support of STEAM leadership education. All concert proceeds will help support our year-round STEAM initiative for students across NYS including our Multiversity of Science, Art & Technology (MOSART) project.


Friday, September 30-Monday, October 10

Cinema Capitol

Moonage Daydream

Moonage Daydream illuminates the life and genius of David Bowie, one of the most prolific and influential artists of our time. Told through sublime, kaleidoscopic, never-before-seen footage, performances, and music, Brett Morgen’s (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Cobain: Montage of Heck, Jane) feature-length experiential cinematic odyssey explores David Bowie’s creative, musical, and spiritual journey. Moonage Daydream guides the viewer with David Bowie’s own narration and is the first officially sanctioned film on the artist. TICKETS


Friday, October 7-Monday, October 10

Cinema Capitol

The Silent Twins

THE SILENT TWINS is the astounding true story of twin sisters who only communicated with one another. As a result, they created a rich, fascinating world to escape the reality of their own lives. Based on the best-selling book The Silent Twins, the film stars Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrance.   TICKETS


Saturday, October 8 & Saturday October 15 • 8pm

Cinema Capitol

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Join us at Cinema Capitol for our annual interactive presentation of the all-singing, all-dancing classic, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. Since Rocky Horror is beloved for its rich history of audience participation our screenings feature cinema-appropriate “prop kits” available for purchase each night. Here are some videos of past screenings at Cinema Capitol. TICKETS

The Capitol Arts Complex in Rome will be hosting the SummerStage Fall Festival on Friday and Saturday, October 14 and 15 that will include several events over the course of the two days.

Friday & Saturday October 14 & 15

7:30PM Capitol Theatre

Saturday, October 15•11:00AM Cinema Theatre

Click on the image to sign up enter as a contestant and for more information.

Saturday October 15

Noon Cinema Capitol

Saturday October  15

1:00PM Capitol Theatre

Saturday October  15

2:00PM-8:00PM Capitol Tunnel

Saturday October  15

8:00PM Cinema Capitol

Thursday, October 27 • 7:30pm

This Is Spinal Tap

Cinema Capitol

This evening is a double feature.

THIS IS SPINAL TAP  • Back  To The 80s-Channel Surfing in the Central New York Mulitiverse

This Is Spinal Tap is a satirical mock rockumentary.  “This Is Spinal Tap” shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real. 

Back  To The 80s-Channel Surfing in the Central New York Mulitiverse  A short film that takes zany look at central New York in the 80s and beyond. Featured in the film are musicians,  comments from people who remember the 80s and a whole bunch of stuff that has nothing to do with the 80s. The locally produced film will also feature a short live musical performance by Avec Sentiments.



October 29

Frankenstein Double Feature

Capitol Theatre

Come down to the Capitol Theatre for the annual favorite CLASSIC HORROR DOUBLE FEATURE. This year’s double feature is all about Frankenstein (Frankenstein’s monster, of course!) as we will screen:

House of Frankenstein (Universal, 1944; b&w, 71 min.; digital presentation [DCP];

Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (Universal, 1948; b&w, 83 min.; digital presentation [DCP]).

House of Frankenstein stars Boris Karloff as a mad doctor who inadvertently brings Dracula (John Carradine) back to life, before encountering the Frankenstein monster (Glenn Strange) and the Wolf Man (Lon Chaney, Jr.). Others in the cast of the Erle C. Kenton-directed movie include J. Carrol Naish, Eleana Verdugo, and horror icons Lionel Atwill and George Zucco. “A wonderful Universal B-horror; the first of the all-star monster fests. Lots of fun with J. Carrol Naish almost stealing the show as the hunchback Daniel.” –Journal & Courier, Lafayette, Indiana.

Directed by Charles Lamont, the last of Universal’s monster epics was an affectionate take-off of the genre, Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein. In this, generally considered to be one of the best horror film parodies ever made, Bud Abbott & Lou Costello become unwittingly involved with Dracula (Bela Lugosi), who wants to transplant Lou’s brain to the Frankenstein monster (Glenn Strange)! Of course, also along for the ride, is the Wolf Man (Lon Chaney, Jr.). This marks the second and final time Bela Lugosi played Dracula in a feature film. “All-time great horror-comedy still works beautifully, mainly because the monsters play it straight.” –Leonard Maltin’s Movie & Video Guide.


Saturday, November 5

Comedy Double Feature

Capitol Theatre

Saturday, November 5, 2:30 & 7:00 (both features shown at each show)


It’s a Gift (Paramount, 1934; B&W, 73 minutes) Digital presentation (DCP)

The Road to Morocco (Parmount, 1942; B&W, 83 minutes) Digital presentation (DCP).

Two of the greatest comedies from Hollywood’s golden age. First, W.C. Fields is a small-town grocer with dreams of owning a California orange grove in It’s a Gift. Directed by Norman Z. McLeod, the cast also includes Baby LeRoy, Kathleen Howard, Tommy Bupp, Charles Sellon, and T. Roy Barnes. Sponsored by the Keaton & Lloyd Bookshop, who invite you to find out how Carl LaFong got his name!

   “Beautiful comedy routines in one of he Great Man’s unforgettable films.****” –-Leonard Maltin’s TV and Video Guide

The second feature will be the funniest of the Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour “road” films, The Road to Morocco. Directed by the always quirky David Butler, the ridiculous plot has Bing and Bob stranded in Morocco, where Bob becomes engaged to, but Bing falls in love with, Dorothy Lamour, which enrages her prospective husband, the murderous Mullay Kasim (Anthony Quinn). Songs include “Moonlight Becomes You” (the runaway hit of the season), and the title tune.

   “…a bubbling, spontaneous entertainment without a semblance of sanity; an uproarious patchquilt of gags, old situations and a blitz-like laugh pace that never lets up for a moment.”  –Variety

Both movies suitable for general audiences.

Adults $7, seniors/students/military $6, Capitol Friends $5, children 12 and under $3.


Saturday, November 19

The Great American Novel Film Series

Giant  Capitol Theatre

Rome’s Capitol Theatre will screen a six-movie series, The Great American Novel, in the 1928 auditorium beginning September 24. Presented in conjunction with Jervis Public Library and the Keaton & Lloyd Bookshop, the series will focus on critically-acclaimed American movies based on classic American novels.

Giant (Warner Bros., 1956; Technicolor; 201 minutes) Directed by George Stevens, Edna Ferber’s epic1952 novel covering two generations of Texas oil families was brought to the screen four years later; the resulting movie was Warner Bros. biggest grossing production to date and would be nominated for 10 Oscars. Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean (in his last screen role) star. “An excellent film which registers strongly on all levels, whether its in its breathtaking panoramic shots of the dusty Texas plains; the personal, dramatic impact of the story itself, or the resounding message it has to impart.” –Variety.

List of films and tickets: click this link.

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