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Capitol Theatre

220 W. Dominick Street, Rome, NY 13440
315-337-6277
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Ranked #3 of 9 attractions in Rome
Type: Theaters
Traveler Description: The Capitol Theatre is an historic movie palace built in 1928. It is located in the city of Rome, NY, approximately 1 hour from Downtown Syracuse and... more »
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Mendenhall
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Capitolfest is held each August at this magnificent 1928 theatre. The selection of films is top-quality. The silent film presentations are enhanced by the magnificant Mohler organ, still in its original placement. Sound films are equally enjoyable in either rare 35mm or digital presentations. The theatre is beautifully restored and has excellent sight lines, as well as good air conditioning.... More

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corning
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was really cool if you are an old movie buff. Just to see the theater is impressive - and during the intermission between movies - an old organ located in the orchestra pit is raised and one of the volunteers actually plays it!! I loved this place - one word of warning (the seats are old and not nearly... More

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Williamsville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Having always been a fan of this wonderful theater, I make a special effort to attend some of their silent and early sound film showings----especially CAPITOLFEST every August. Rare archival films , some of them never shown since their original releases, are all shown in 35 mm on the "big" screen. Any silent movies have live accompaniment on the restored... More

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Kylie P, Director of Development at Capitol Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope to see you at this year's Capitolfest, August 8-10, where we will be featuring the films of William Powell, among other great silent and early talkie gems! More

Syracuse, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I highly recommend stopping by the Capitol Theatre if you're in the area. In addition to the amazing Capitolfest film festival every August they also have other films and events throughout the year. Between the beautiful restoration work that has been done and the incredible 1928 Moller Organ there is a lot to see and hear.

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Kylie P, Director of Development at Capitol Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We hope to see you at some of our upcoming programs! More

Rome, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I have been taking my children here since they were small - they love the black and white monster movies for the "Summer Drive-in" and the Halloween showings. We've done the tour as well as the Cartoon Madness We do the special events too. I usually go w/friends to the Summer Stage productions too. The Capital adds so much to... More

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Rome, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Love the historic Capitol Theatre....the olden day charm. I can see well, enjoy the shows that I have seen and enjoy an inexpensive treat. Great family experience for a great price!

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The Capitol Theater is a fantastic place to spend a weekend! I recently attended their Capitolfest film festival and had a tremendously great time enjoying all the movies from early silents right through the pre-code era. This venue has an AMAZING Moller Theater organ with all the bells and whistles (literally!!) and it sounds terrific when accompanying silent films or... More

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Mendenhall
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10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We attended Capitolfest, a vintage movie festival. The theatre is historic (1927) and has one of the 3-4 remaining Mohler movie organs in its original position. Many of these rare films were silents, and the festival imports extraordinarily talented theatre organists to accompany them. The festival is very fan-friendly, in that it allows ample time for meals and doesn't start... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

What a beautiful restoration job at the Capitol theater....attended an early silent film festival called Capitolfest. And what a treat to see silent 35mm films and to hear the regional organ being played by such talented musicians. An amazing step back in time ....not to be missed

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Gilbert
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22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is just a place to experience. It once was a thriving movie theater for all of Rome to attend, but over the years, it has entered a new stage--rebuilding and renovation. The inside structure and theater elements like stage, curtains, seating are interesting.

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