What a treasure the Rome Capitol Theatre is for central New York, and this weekend they are celebrating their 85th anniversary with a very special program. Check out the details.

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According to romecapitol.com:

"Capitol 85th Anniversary Program featuring


Saturday, December 7, 6:30 pm

Commemorating 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 Tunningley)

7:20 Capitol Greetings

7:23 Barnum & Ringling, Inc. (Our Gang silent short, Avery Tunningley accompaniment)

7:42 Vitaphone shorts

(a.) Dick Rich & His Melodious Monarchs

(b.) Conlin and Glass in "Sharps and Flats"

8:00 Intermission

8:20 Show People (silent feature) (Avery Tunningley accompaniment)

Archival 35mm prints from UCLA Film & Television Archive and Warner Bros.


Adults $8.50, Seniors $7.50, Capitol Friends $6.50, Children (12 & Under) $2.50.

BOX OFFICE: (315) 337-6453

The Capitol Theatre

220 W. Dominick St., Rome, NY, 13440"