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by KATE S. ALEXANDER | January 28, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Who was on first, What covered second and I-Don't-Know played third base, yet everyone who came to the plate for Saturday's "Salute to Sports & Recreation" at the Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg batted a thousand with the almost packed house. "I think (the show) is terrific," said Robert Frey of Chambersburg, catching his breath at intermission. "This is more fun than watching a professional production. " The show interactively saluted some of America's favorite sports and pastimes with song, dance, humor and games.
January 21, 1997
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Judith Wolfe, new managing director of the Capitol Theatre, said Tuesday that her challenge will be to turn the old theater into a central point of a revitalized downtown Chambersburg. "This job gives me the opportunity to draw upon all of my skills and experience and on my commitment to historic preservation," Wolfe said. The Capitol, which will celebrate its 70th anniversary on Feb. 3, will become home to local arts organizations as a major community arts center, Wolfe said.
March 16, 2001
Downtown group IDs 3 top Chambersburg projects By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg An organization helping to drive downtown revitalization efforts in Chambersburg outlined its top projects for the borough, although one is facing serious obstacles. At a semi-annual meeting Thursday evening, Paul Cullinane, president of Downtown Chambersburg, Inc., identified the "big three" as continuing work on the Capitol Theatre, the Village on the Falling Spring and renovations of the Heritage Center.
by ANDREA ROWLAND | January 30, 2004 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A chili cook-off will put some heat into Chambersburg's IceFest 2004. Sponsored by the Chambersburg Area Council for the Arts and Downtown Chambersburg Inc., the second annual outdoor festival starts today and runs through Sunday, Feb. 1, along Main Street in downtown Chambersburg. Visitors can watch ice artist Ernie DiMartino and his crew from Jeannette, Pa., carve sculptures from massive blocks of ice, take sleigh rides through the downtown area, attend the Missoula Children's Theatre's performances of "Red Riding Hood" and cast their votes for the best pot of chili.
April 2, 2013
1. How about a concert, 'Little Darlin"? The Diamonds will perform their hits from the '50s and '60s at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Tickets cost $15 to $25. Net proceeds will benefit The Capitol Theatre. Call 717-263-0202 or go to . 2. Musical 'Night at the Movies' Maryland Symphony Orchestra presents "A Night at the Movies with the Music of John Williams," 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S Potomac St, downtown Hagerstown.
December 3, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce named Michael G. Hull its 2009 Business Person of the Year on Thursday at the Chamber's annual Business Breakfast. Hull is the president and principal-in-charge of Noelker and Hull Associates Inc., Chambersburg. He was chosen for the honor because of his business and charitable contributions to the community, according to a Chamber news release. He received the award at Wilson College from Steve Caldwell, chairman of the Chamber's board of directors, before about 150 members of the Chamber.
February 19, 1997
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - In the 1930s, when Walter Ward, manager of the Capitol Theatre in downtown Chambersburg, wanted to promote an especially big or important movie coming to his theater, he would ask Harry "Rip" Rossman to paint a poster to advertise the film. The posters, which usually carried a likeness of the main actors and actresses plus an illustration or two on what the movie was about, were mounted in glass-fronted cases attached to several downtown buildings.
October 28, 2011
Chambersburg Community Theatre (CCT) presented  its Angel Award on Friday, Oct. 21, to W. Thomas Amick. In theater, usually an "angel" refers to a financial backer, but CCT has broadened this definition to include any individual, business, service group, or organization that has made an exemplary commitment to the advancement and continuity of quality of CCT in the form of monetary donations, artistic contributions, time or talent. Amick began his love of the theater when he had the lead in both his high school junior and senior class plays.
September 9, 2000
Restored Pa. theater will be jamboree's new home By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer MERCERSBURG, Pa. - "The Star Theater presents ... " Starting next June 1, that announcement will be heard every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon, when Jim Bailey's "Country Music Jamboree" opens on its new stage in the refurbished New Star Theater in Mercersburg. The theater first opened as the Star Theater in 1919 to show silent movies. Bailey, 53, of Chambersburg, Pa., has been producing his live country music show at the Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg for four years.
May 2, 2005
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Paul Cullinane, president of Downtown Chambersburg Inc., which owns the Capitol Theatre, said Sunday that the theater has to make accommodations for shows that are scheduled in upcoming weeks. A performance by singer Corey Rotz scheduled for Sunday was moved to Thomson Hall at Wilson College, he said. This Saturday, the theater was to host the Towne Singers of Chambersburg in a benefit performance for the theater, but that also likely will be held in Thomson Hall, he said.
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