Capitol Theatre, New York City, New York - January 2, 1921
BOWES, Managing Director
THE LARGEST and most beautiful theatre in the world is an appropriate setting for a presentation that aspires to accomplish a unifying appeal; a blending of sound, color, rhythm and motif, so interchangeable that the points of confluence are barely distinguishable.
In the presentation of the program are put the inspiration, the ingenuity, the enthyusiasm and trained faculties of the staff.
In the conduct of the house is installed the desire to serve quietly and efficiently; to be at all times the active factor of comfort, convenience and satisfaction.
In the pervading atmosphere of the organization is the humble attitude that seeks to learn, and strives on, never wholly satisfied, to achieve that flawless state where rests perfection.
The Capitol Theatre Magazine Program
by Tarbel Publishing Corporation
VOL. I No.6 Week of January 2, 1921
The Management of the Capitol Theatre extends best wishes for a happy New Year to its patrons, and expresses the hope that the New Year will bring peace, happiness and prosperity to a world that has been sorely tried and anxiously awaits an era of peace and prosperity. In the creation of this universal happiness we can all contribute a small but vital portion.
The optimist derives the greatest joy out of life. The old adage, "Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone," may be well worn, but it is well proven. Adhere with an unswerving purpose to those resolutions you make for the new year, so that a year from today you may say: "I have done well."
The attendance during the first week of "Passion" at the Capitol exceeded 106,000. On Sunday the crowd was so great that additional policemen were necessary to maintain the required order and keep the traffic clear. The number of people who gained admissions or sought it is estimated to be 40,000. The result was a record week's showing.
The beautiful production, "Heidi", which was presented at the Capitol Theatre last wee, was the first color photoplay produced by Prizma. The universal approval with which it was met, proclaimed it a successful venture. It is significant to note that this innovation in a new field was given so successful an introduction in the world's largest theatre, and that the success of the experiment was foreseen by S. L. Rothafel whose foresight and genius as an exhibitor has added so much to the advancement of the industry.
It is interesting to know that the ushers of the Capitol Theatre are drilled in real military fashion. They assemble at the call of the bugle daily at noon. An hour's drill is held each day under the supervision of Capt. Matthews. The plan of drilling our uniformed staff in this manner was first inaugurated by Mr. Rothafel and is being given capable execution by Major Philip Case, our House Manager. Incidentally, Major Case was prominent overseas as a Major in the United States Marine Corps.
Next week's presentation at the Capitol, "the Love Light," starring the ever famous Mary Pickford, is said to be a "humdinger." This is Miss Pickford's latest production, and it will surely be a treat to all who see it.
One of the readers of the Capitol Theatre Program wanted to know something about Will Rogers. This is what we found out:
First contact with men came as a cowboy on the plains of Oklahoma, where he learned to throw the lariat. For eight years, Will Rogers toured the country with road shows, giving lariat throwing exhibitions until he finally broke into vaudeville with a monologue to accompany his rope exhibition. The Follies "got" him; and there his lariat became the background for his humorous observations. Then Rex Beach saw him and offered him the leading role in "Laughing Bill Hyde," a Goldwyn production. This started him on a picture career. Since then, Will Rogers has starred in many Goldwyn pictures, the most recent being, "Jes' Call Me Jim," "Honest Hutch," and Guiles of Women."
Don't you dislike standing in line which is sometimes half a block long, to get tickets for the show? You can avoid this by purchasing coupon books, good for ten admissions. - E. C. T.
Capitol Theater Magazine Program
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Victrolas - Records -- Q. R. S. Piano Rolls -- Sheet Music -- Kodaks -- Films.
Originator of this form of divertissement.
Unit No. 1 - FINALE FROM SECOND ACT OF "AIDA" &ldots;..Verdi
CAPITOL GRAND ORCHESTRA
David Mendoza, Associate Conductor
Aida &ldots;.. Miss Emily Beglin
Assisted by Capitol Ensemble
(Presented at 2:00, 4:00, 7:30, 9:30)
Unit No. 2 - CAPITOL NEWS
An institutional compilation of items of pictorial news of the week edited from a standpoint of entertainment and general interest with a psychological arrangement of its salient features and so interpreted by orchestral and other effects as to make it one of the finest magazine unites of its kind.
(Presented at 2:10, 4:10, 7:40, 9:40)
Unit No. 3 - PROLOGUE ..... Bertram Peacock
"O, lave a' yer worries an' troubles behin' ye,
O' a bonnie sweet lass an' a bonnie braw laddie,
Lyric by Martha Wilchinsky
(Presented at 2:25, 4:25, 7:55, 9:55)
PROGRAM CONTINUED ON SECOND PAGE FOLLOWING
PERFECTION OF PROJECTION
Makes every seat good in the Capitol. The wonderful clear picture is obtained by efficient management, capable projections and the use of Simplex Projectors, Special Lamps, Special Lenses, Special Rheostats, International Special Screen and modern devices made especially for this theatre.
Further Particulars Consult
Unit No. 4 - GOLDWYN PRESENTS
Barker's Production of
(Presented at 2:27, 4:27, 7:57 9:57)
No. 5 - FUNERAL MARCH OF THE MARIONETTES &ldots;.. Gounod
is a fantasy of toyland. The holidays over, the ghosts of the
Christmas toys battered and broken, destroyed and discarded, pass to
the Land of Forgotten Things in a sad, funeral procession.
Unit No. 6 -
Unit No. 7 - CAPITOL GRAND ORGAN
Dr. Alfred Robyn, Organist
NOTE:-- The program is subject to change at any time without notice, and the foregoing time schedules are approximate and intended merely for the guidance of our patrons.
PROGRAM CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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Until 1 A.M. MUSIC
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and directed by Frances Marion
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TO THE CAPITOL
THE rapture of first love; the agony of disillusion; the peace that is bred of pain - all these are blended in Betty Compson's marvelous performance of the beautiful Blanche Davis in "Prisoners of Love."
In accordance with its policy of the last word in motion picture entertainment, the Capitol Theatre management has obtained the services of a trained nurse who is at the services of Capitol patrons throughout the hours the theatre is opened to the public.
house physician of the Capitol Theatre is at the command of Capitol
patrons during each performance and his services may be obtained at
once by merely notifying any of the house attendants, ushers or pages.
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