Capitol enacts temporary COVID policy


The Capitol Arts Complex, comprised of the Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St.. and the independent movie theater, Cinema Capitol, 230 W. Dominick St., has announced a temporary Covid policy, in effect through Nov. 15.

The policy, which began on Friday, both Cinema Capitol auditoriums will operate at 75% capacity, and the main auditorium at the Capitol Theatre will operate at 25% capacity for movie shows only.

All live shows at the Capitol will operate on a per-show basis, and the policy for each show will be announced in conjunction with that particular program.

“Even though there is no mandate requiring us to limit our attendance at this time, we feel that, by doing so, we are making every effort to assure our patrons of a comfortable and safe experience,” said Art Pierce, Capitol executive director. “This is a temporary policy, and we will hopefully be in a position to lift all restrictions soon.”

“The good news is that in the main auditorium we have more than 1,700 seats, and we can accommodate 375 or fewer patrons in such a way that they can very effectively spread out,”
the Capitol executive director added.

Movie shows at the historic Capitol Theatre between now and November 15 include the following:

Oct. 2, The Blob (1958)

Oct. 30, Universal Horror Double Feature (Dracula, 1931, and Son of Frankenstein, 1939)

Nov. 13, Comedy Double Feature (Horse Feathers, 1932, and The Man on the Flying Trapeze, 1935)

The Capitol requires non-vaccinated persons to wear masks at all times while in any portion of the facility; vaccinated persons are not required to wear masks. Additionally, in the historic Capitol Theatre, there will be designated areas in the auditorium where social distancing seating will be available.

Additional information (as well as a program schedule) is available on the Capitol’s website at or by telephone at 315-337-6277 during box office hours,
Tuesdays through Friday from 11 a.m to 4 p.m.


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