July 13, 2012
Season tickets for The Capitol Theatre will go on sale Monday, July 16. This season includes: Friday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. —Neil Berg's "100 Years of Broadway"; Wednesday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. - "Angelina Ballerina: The Musical"; Friday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. - The Fabulous Hubcaps and an after-show Oldies Dance Party; Sunday, March 3, 2013, at 3 p.m. - The Glenn Miller Orchestra; Saturday, April 6, 2013, at 8 p.m. - The Diamonds. Tickets can be purchased online at www.thecapitoltheatre.org or by calling the box office 717-263-0202.
February 2, 2012
Linda Boeckman, Capitol Theatre Center manager, announced the winning team of the 2012 Cornhole Tournament. The team, named the Crushing Cousins, was made up of the tournament's youngest player, 14-year-old Drew Betz and his cousin ,Chris Shifler, both from the Chamberbsurg area. They won the $100 top prize. The tournament was held Saturday, Jan. 14, in the Wood Center on The Capitol Theatre Center, and it raised about $1,000. Boeckman said the tournament sold out, with 32 teams participating.
April 8, 2011
The community is invited to participate in Green Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., downtown Chambersburg. Drop off a variety of recyclables in The Capitol Theatre Center parking lot. Items accepted for recycling include No. 1 and No. 2 plastics; electronic appliances that plug into a wall (no televisions); paper for shredding and recycling; and expired or unwanted medications. After dropping off materials, people are invited to participate in other Green Day activities, such as a recycled art demonstration, a cooking demonstration, an intro yoga class and children’s activities.
December 18, 2011
The Hagerstown Municipal Band headlined An All-American Christmas Show on Sunday, playing holiday classics like "Deck the Halls" and "Rudolph" for a full house at The Capitol Theatre. Chambersburg native Robert Eyer Jr. opened the concert with a prelude of organ music. He joined the municipal band for a few songs, too. The organ's pipes are behind panels and obscured from the audience's view. "Sometimes you talk to people who don't realize there is an organ in the theater.
September 30, 2005
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Glenn Miller Orchestra Show on Oct. 4 and The Four Freshmen Show on Oct. 28 that were relocated by Capitol Theatre to Shippensburg University's Memorial Auditorium have now been rescheduled for next year due to slow ticket sales. The rescheduled performances will be in the Capitol Theatre on the following dates: Glenn Miller Orchestra will be Sunday, July 30, at 3 p.m. and The Four Freshmen will be Friday, April 7, at 8 p.m. Patrons who have purchased tickets from the Capitol Theatre box office to see either of these performances should call the Capitol Theatre at 717-263-0202 to exchange their tickets or for refund information.
April 20, 2012
The Capitol Theatre is hosting a Green Day Recycling Drop from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28. The drop off will be set up in the parking lot off West Washington Street in downtown Chambersburg, Pa. Items accepted include old computers, printers; any kind of electronic appliances that plug into the wall except televisions, and plastics No. 1 and No. 2; onsite paper shredding. The Capitol Theatre will have collection containers for cardboard, newspaper and junk mail /paper.
May 1, 2005
firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Two women were seriously injured Saturday night when a large piece of plaster fell from the ceiling of the Capitol Theatre during a performance of "Cumberland Valley Sampler: A Salute to Education. " About two-thirds of the way through the show, presented by the Chambersburg Community Theatre, audience members heard a loud bang, according to Shirley Kennedy of Chambersburg. "We thought it was part of the program," she said.
December 21, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dream of a "White Christmas" with the showing of the 1954 film starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. Shows are at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. For tickets, call 717-263-0202 or go to www.thecapitoltheatre.org .
June 17, 2004
firstname.lastname@example.org CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Officials from JLG Industries of McConnellsburg, Pa., handed over a $50,000 check to the Capitol Theatre Center Tuesday and something else that should prove useful in changing light bulbs. John Spittler, an inside sales support specialist, emerged from behind a curtain in the center at the controls of a JLG Axxessor vertical mast, an electric-powered work platform that can extend up to 20 feet high. "We were wondering how we were going to change these light bulbs," Ann Wagner, chairman of Downtown Chambersburg Inc., said, looking up at the 16-foot ceilings of the Wood Center in the theater complex.
February 18, 2004
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., dropped by the Capitol Theatre Tuesday afternoon and dropped off a ceremonial check for $125,000 in federal funding to continue restoration of the 77-year-old theater. Since Downtown Chambersburg Inc. purchased the theater for $110,000 in 1996, more than $3.3 million in state and federal funds have been allocated to restore the old theater and build the adjoining cultural arts center, according to figures from William Gindlesperger, a Downtown Chambersburg board member.