Capitol to screen ‘The Secret of Nimh’


The Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St. will present the 1982 animated feature “The Secret of Nimh” tonight at 7 p.m. and again on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 2:30 and 7 p.m.

Directed by Don Bluth and based on the children’s book, “Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh,” the story concerns a field mouse who seeks the aid of a colony of super-intelligent lab rats to save the life of her ailing son.

Voice actors in the movie include Elizabeth Hartman, Dom DeLuise, Arthur Malet, Derek Jacobi, Hermione Baddeley, John Carradine, Peter Strauss, and Paul Shenar. 

“Bluth and his animators, bless them, chose to revive an endangered art form — classically detailed animation. They drew their characters exquisitely and gave them individual personalities,” Entertainment Weekly said.

Time magazine noted, “It is something gorgeous to look at.”

The movie runs 82 minutes, and will be shown in a stereo, wide-screen 4K digital print. It is rated “G,” but might be disturbing for very young viewers.

Admission is $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for seniors/students/military, and free to children 12 and under.

The showing is part of the Family Favorites series, and the screening is made possible by the Rome Community Foundation and it’s Stevens Kingsley Fund. Tickets are available at the door.

For information, call the Capitol at 315-337-6277 or go online to


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