Years of support pay off for Capitol’s new marquee

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It’s been a long time coming, but the festive lights of the newly installed marquee and vertical blade at the Capitol Theatre will burn brightly Saturday evening.

The public is invited to the special program at 220 W. Dominick St., and this is how it should be. For years the community has supported the theatre and its various events. The marqu ee reflects the completion of this Downtown Revitalization Initiative project.

The festivities will begin outdoors, in front of the theater at 6:15 p.m., when the marquee and blade will be illuminated for the first time. The remainder of the program will take place in the Capitol auditorium.

The theatre and its staff, along with community leaders, should be proud of the renovated entrance.

The program:

6:30 p.m.: Introduction and remarks by dignitaries.

6:50 p.m.: Short documentary on the Capitol restoration by Rick E. Lewis.

A re-creation of a 1928 Capitol Theatre movie program will follow:

7 p.m.: David Peckham organ specialties, “Hits of 1928”

7:12 p.m.: Capitol Greetings

7:17 p.m.: Vitaphone talking short subject — to be announced

7:26 p.m.: Short silent comedy: Call Again with Edward Everett Horton, accompanied by David Peckham at the organ.

7:49 p.m.: feature film (silent): Show Girl (accompanied by Peckham).

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