85th Anniversary Program featuring
*SHOW PEOPLE (1928)
Saturday, December 7, 6:30 pm
the Capitol's December 1928 opening by recreating a movie bill that
originally ran at the Capitol 85 years ago. All silent shorts
will by accompanied by eminent organist Avery Tunningley on the
Capitol's original-installation Möller Grand Theater Organ.
6:30 Introduction/opening comments
7:00 National anthem (Avery
Tunningley at the organ)
7:05 1928 song medley (Avery
7:20 Capitol Greetings
7:23 Barnum &
Ringling, Inc. (Our Gang silent short, Avery Tunningley accompaniment)
7:42 Vitaphone shorts
(a.) Dick Rich & His
(b.) Conlin and Glass in "Sharps and
8:20 Show People
(silent feature) (Avery
35mm prints from UCLA Film & Television Archive and Warner Bros.
$8.50, Seniors $7.50, Capitol Friends $6.50, Children (12 &
here for a list of upcoming Capitol events.
a 1,788-seat theater situated in the heart of Central New York state,
provides the region with an unique and historic venue for the
performing and visual arts. Our programming includes silent and classic
movies, live theatrical productions, musical concerts, and dance. The
Capitol is the centerpiece of downtown Rome, NY, and we provide over
15,000 people with entertainment and smiles through over 100
performances per year.
Capitol Theatre provides cultural and educational opportunities to the
community through the performing and visual arts in Rome, NY's historic
unique, entertaining, and educational events in an historically
restored theater, the Capitol will be a source of culture and community
pride for Rome, Central New York and beyond.
Theatre offers an economic benefit of nearly $1M annually which helps
generate and hold 25 non-theatre jobs in the Rome
provide some of the most varied premier family entertainment in Central
New York. Throughout the year, the Capitol Theatre hosts a multitude of
both classic and modern offerings. Everything from the Glenn Miller
Orchestra to the Elders--from Romeo and Juliet to
even our own summer classic and silent film festival,
Capitolfest—our programming appeals to audiences of all ages!