The Capitol Theatre has delighted patrons with both live shows and classic cinema since 1928. Today the historic theatre offers more than 130 performances annually—everything from the continuing live theatrical performances of SummerStage to world famous big bands such as Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, and Tommy Dorsey, dance programs, and classic silent and talking films, including the August Capitolfest film festival. The theater now attracts patrons not only from Upstate New York, but from all over the world. Downtown Rome’s gem since it opened, the revitalized Capitol Theatre promises to entertain and enlighten the public for many years to come.
Poised to undergo a transformative multi-million dollar expansion and restoration project, including the expansion of our education and outreach departments, the addition of two new digital screens, and the restoration of the main theatre to its former glory, the Capitol is on the cusp of great things!
Many funds have been raised through private and government sources through multi-year pledges and grants that are reimbursed when money is already spent. The trouble is, cash to spend to get the ball rolling is harder to come by. We're asking you to give us a push that we can use to begin leveraging the other funds that we have been awarded. With grant funds forthcoming, and our architects clamoring to begin the project, we are looking to you for help!
How You Can Help
The Capitol is at a crucial time in our history. With planning well underway, and construction on three additional performance and exhibition spaces, plus an education wing beginning in the fall of 2014, we are asking for your contributions to begin the next phase of our expansion project. Raising $30,000 by December will jump-start an expansion and the historic restoration of one of Upstate New York's cultural gems!
You've been a great supporter of our past and present. Your donations will help kickstart our future! By raising $30,000, we can leverage awarded funds to commence our expansion. If you so choose, anything contributed now may be applied to future pledges to our expansion project when the official campaign starts. Through your generous contributions, the Capitol Theatre will continue to present the very best in music, movies, theatre, and dance.