May 18, 2011
'Steel Magnolias' Chambersburg Community Theatre presents "Steel Magnolias. " 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, May 22. The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. $15. Call 717-263-0202 or go to www.cctonline.org . '1776' A musical based on the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 8 p.m. Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22. Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg, W.Va.
April 20, 2011
Come see ‘Inside Job’ To the editor: This past winter, my husband and I drove to Harrisburg to see the movie “Inside Job,” this year’s Academy Award-winning documentary written and directed by Charles Ferguson and narrated by Matt Damon. We were so impressed with this movie and its content that we have sponsored one showing in Chambersburg. “Inside Job” will be shown Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at Capitol Theatre at 159 S. Main St. Admission is free.
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.
February 24, 2011
Capitol Theatre Center's 2010 Be A Star! campaign concluded Jan. 31 just shy of the $125,000 goal, officials announced Thursday. Campaign chairman John Massimilla said in a news release that more than $120,000 in donations was contributed to the campaign. "Though the amount fell short by approximately $5,000, there is a silver lining. The good news is the community showed a strong sense of support once again," Massimilla said. There was a 4 percent increase in the number of donors, according to the release.
January 24, 2011
The final scene of the Capitol Theatre Center’s Be a Star campaign is approaching and organizers are pushing hard to reach their $125,000 goal for the third straight year. The Be a Star fundraising effort has generated $117,000 as of Monday, according to Joan Mitchell, who has chaired the Capitol Theatre Center Foundation for the past three years. The campaign was extended once — from Dec. 31, 2010, to Jan. 31, 2011 — to help the campaign reach its goal. The money raised in the effort supports operations of the 84-year-old theater at 159 S. Main St. “It’s in order to keep the theater in the black,” she said.
December 15, 2010
The Capitol Theatre Center launched its third annual giving campaign, and raised $84,109 by Nov. 30 through corporate and individual gifts and pledges. The campaign committee said it is trying to reach a goal of $125,000 by Dec. 31, according to a news release. “Be A Star!” campaign proceeds will be used for operating support of Capitol Theatre Center. Donations are tax deductible. To make a gift to the 2010 “Be A Star!” campaign, checks can be made payable to Capitol Theatre Center Foundation and mailed to Capitol Theatre Center, 2010 Be A Star!
August 26, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- In an attempt to raise money, guests are being asked to pop a cork for The Capitol Theatre. Pop the Cork for the Capitol is a wine-tasting benefit for The Capitol Theatre, a 852-seat live arts venue in downtown Chambersburg. The tasting will happen from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Wood Center, on The Capitol Theatre's second floor. There will also be cooking-with-wine demonstrations throughout the day. Attendees will find vendors and entertainers in a fenced-in area in the theater's parking lot. Theater volunteer Ann Wagner is the chair of Pop the Cork.
May 6, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Friday, artists and business owners hope people will flood Main Street Chambersburg to get a "Taste of the Arts. " Organized by the Downtown Business Council of Chambersburg and the Council for the Arts, "Taste of the Arts" is a free street festival along the borough's Main Street, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 7. Organizers said attendees can expect typical downtown-centric festival fare - local performers, local eats,...