Capitol Theatre, New York City, New York - January 2, 1921

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CAPITOL THEATRE

Souvenir Program

EDWARD BOWES, Managing Director
Presentation by S.L. ROTHAFEL


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"Our True Intent Is All For Your Delight"

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.


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The Capitol Theatre Magazine Program

Published by Tarbel Publishing Corporation
1431 Broadway
NEW YORK

VOL. I      No.6     Week of January 2, 1921

Welcome 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.


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DAILY NEWS
(New York's Picture Newspaper)

Has the BEST MOVIE PAGE in NEW YORK


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-- ONE BLOCK FROM THE CAPITOL -
YOUR HOME IS NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT A VICTROLA - ALL THE LATEST HITS IN STOCK

Bryant's Music House, Inc.
Phone 5880 CIRCLE          OPEN EVENINGS
861 EIGHTH AVENUE
Bet. 51st and 52nd Sts.     New York

Victrolas  -  Records  --  Q. R. S. Piano Rolls  --  Sheet Music  --  Kodaks  --  Films.

FIRE NOTICE
Look around NOW and choose the nearest Exit to your seat. In case of fire walk (don't run) to THAT Exit. Do not try to beat your neighbor
THOMAS J. DRENNAN, Fire Commissioner

PROGRAM
Beginning Sunday, January 2, 1921

EDWARD BOWES
Managing Director, Capitol Theatre, takes pleasure in offering this new form of entertainment, presented and stage (sic) under the personal supervision of
S. L. ROTHAFEL

Originator of this form of divertissement.

Unit No. 1 - FINALE FROM SECOND ACT OF "AIDA" &ldots;..Verdi

CAPITOL GRAND ORCHESTRA
Erno Rapee, Conductor

David Mendoza, Associate Conductor

Aida &ldots;.. Miss Emily Beglin
Amanesro &ldots;.. Mr. Erik Bye
Radames &ldots;.. Mr. Max Sasonof
Amneris &ldots;..Miss Rose Reed

Assisted by Capitol Ensemble
Mlle. Gambarelli and Capitol Ballet Corps.
Ensemble in charge of William Axt.
Choreography by Alexander Oumansky.
Scenic investiture by John Wenger.

(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,
Wi niver a thocht tae the cares o' the day,
An' coom wi' me back tae the shores o' auld Scotland,
Tae the fair purple heather that blooms far awa'.

O' a bonnie sweet lass an' a bonnie braw laddie,
An' a faither sae dour, is the tale I wud tell -
An' o hearts that beat true in bonnie auld Scotland -
Noo open you een an' see for yersel'."

Lyric by Martha Wilchinsky

(Presented at 2:25, 4:25, 7:55, 9:55)

PROGRAM CONTINUED ON SECOND PAGE FOLLOWING


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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.

For Further Particulars Consult
B. F. PORTER
Exclusive Equipment     729 Seventh Avenue, New York

PROGRAM CONTINUED

Unit No. 4 - GOLDWYN PRESENTS

Reginald Barker's Production of
"BUNTY PULLS THE STRINGS"
By Graham Moffat
With an All-Star Cast Including:

Bunty

Leatrice Joy

Tammas Biggar

Russell Simpson

Wheelum

Raymond Hatton

Rab

Cullen Landis

Jeemy

Casson Ferguson

Susie Simpson

Josephine Crowell

Eelen Dunlop

Edythe Chapman

Minister

Rowland Rushton

Mrs. Drummond

Georgia Woodthorpe

Maggie

Sadie Gordon

Beadle

Otto Hoffman

(Presented at 2:27, 4:27, 7:57 9:57)

Unit No. 5 - FUNERAL MARCH OF THE MARIONETTES &ldots;.. Gounod
A Post-Yuletide Fantasy
Capitol Grand Orchestra
Assisted by Capitol Ballet Corps

This 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.
(Presented at 3:35 and 9:05)

Unit No. 6 - 

HAROLD LLOYD
-in-
"NUMBER PLEASE"
(Presented at 3:40, 5:35, 9:10, 11:05)

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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Open Until 1 A.M.     MUSIC
727 SEVENTH AVE., Bet. 48th & 49th St. N.Y.
Right of Broadway

Our Motto, Pure Food at Reasonable Prices
Take home one of our READY Roast Chickens.


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A SHORT WALK WILL BRING YOU TO
THE REPUBLIC RESTAURANT
The Largest and Most Beautiful Chinese Restaurant in New York City
Accommodates 600 - Two Floors - Open 11 A.M. to 4 A.M.
SPECIAL 40-cent LUNCHEON SERVED DAILY
1485 Broadway (Bet. 42nd and 43rd Sts.)     Phone Bryant 540

PROGRAM CONTINUED
NEXT WEEK
Commending Sunday, January 9th, 1921

MARY PICKFORD
in
"THE LOVE LIGHT"

Written and directed by Frances Marion
Photographed by Charles Rosher and Henry Cronjager.
A picture with all the beauty and charm and art that made Mary Pickford the most beloved girl in the world.
An assemblage of distinctive and original program numbers featuring the Capitol Grand Orchestra, the Capitol Ballet Corps, soloists and ensemble, effectively staged and artistcally (sic) mounted.

Nathan Trivers & Bros. Makers of 
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1600 BROADWAY - (Rectors Corner) - at 48th Street
Suits - Overcoats - Evening Clothes
$30. To $65.
Values up to $125
The Smartest Metropolitan Styles For Men and Young Men.
FROM MAKER TO WEARER
Factory, Executive Offices and Retail Store
Broadway at 11th St., N.Y.
27 BRANCH STORES FOR 26 CITIES


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COMING TO THE CAPITOL
Betty Compson
In "Prisoners of Love"

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."

By Catherine Henry
Personally Produced by Betty Compson
Directed by Arthur Rosson
Distrubuted by GOLDWYN


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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.

The 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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