Capitol Theatre, New York City, New York - July 30, 1922

Capitol Theatre program
The CAPITOL THEATRE
New York
World's Largest Theatre

Edward Bowes, Managing Director
Presentations by S.L. Rothafel

"Our True Intent is All For Your Delight"


Capitol Theatre program

 
Cleaning the largest theatre in the world is a herculean task, but when the Capitol is opened to the public at 12:30 each morning, every square inch of surface has been made immaculate.

After the last performance each night, the huge task of housecleaning begins. Each one of the 5300 seats is turned up and cleaned, and every discarded program, scrap of paper and forgotten article collected.

At six o'clock in the morning, a small army consisting of fourteen porters and sixten (sic) scrubwomen invade the theatre.  By 12:00 o'clock, thirty minutes before opening time, every corner and surface of the theatre has ben (sic) cleaned and inspected.

The following surfaces are cleaned and polished:

5000 square yards of carpets and draperies.
6000 square feet of tiling.
5000 square feet of marble work
50,000 square feet of walnut woodwork.
600 square feet of bronze doors.
1000 lineal feet of brass railing.
1000 square feet of leaded glass.
2500 square feet of plate glass mirrors.
50,000 electric globes.

A perfumed disinfectant is sent through the ventilating system at definite intervals to clean and purify the air.

Before you are invited to enter, the Capital Theatre is made as immaculate as the most up-to-date mechanical appliances, soap, powder, water and the plenty of old fashioned elbow grease can make it.

 

FIRE NOTICE

Look around NOW and choose the nearest Exit to your seat.  In case of fire walk (not run) to THAT exit.  Do not try to beat your neighbor to the street.

PROGRAM

Beginning Sunday, July 30th, 1922

EDWARD BOWES
Managing Director, Capitol Theatre, takes pleasure in offering this form of entertainment, presented, staged and lighted by S. L. ROTHAFEL

Unit No. 1 -- CAPITOL GRAND ORCHESTRA
ERNO RAPEE, Conductor
David Mendoza, Associate Conductor     William Axt, Associate Conductor
Joseph Klein, Associate Conductor     Fredric Fradkin, Concertmaster
During Mr. Rapee's Vacation, Mr. Mendoza will act as Conductor.

"Southern Rhapsody" .....  Hosmer
(Presented at 2:00, 4:00, 7:30, 9:30)

Unit No. 2 -- Mr. Rothafel Presents
MATILDA LOCUS
"Capriccio Brillante" ..... Mendelssohn
This is Miss Locus' second appearance at the Capitol.
MISS LOCUS USES THE KNABE PIANO.
(Presented at 2:10, 4:10, 7:40, 9:40)

Unit No. 3 -- "THE UNSELFISH SHELL"
A Prizma Production
(Presented at 2:18, 4:28, 7:48, 9:48)


Capitol Theatre program

Unit No. 4 -- DIVERTISSEMENTS:
(a) "Ere Tu" Aria from "The Mask Ball" ..... Verdi
ERIK BYE, Norwegian Baritone
(b) "Caprice Viennois" ..... Kreisler
Mlle. GAMBARELLI and ALEXANDER OUMANSKY
(BY REQUEST)
(Presented at 2:25, 4:25, 7:55, 9:55)

Unit No. 5 -- CAPITOL MAGAZINE
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 features and so interpreted by orchestral and other effects as to make it one of the finest magazine units of its kind.
(Presented at 2:34, 4:34, 8:04, 10:04)

Unit No. 6 -- PROLOGUE -- "The Country Flapper"
CAROLINE ANDREWS
Pantomime by THALIA ZANOU
Music Theme:
"The Country Flapper" ..... E. O. Van Pelt and Jesse Winne
Published by G. RICORDI & CO.
(Presented at 2:44, 4:44, 8:14, 10:14)

Unit No. 7 -- Dorothy Gish Productions Present
DOROTHY GISH
in
"The Country Flapper"

CAST OF CHARACTERS

THE FLAPPER

DOROTHY GISH

The Boy

Glenn Hunter

The Other Flapper

Mildred Marsh

The Boy's Father

Harlan Knight

The Bashful Boy

Tommy Douglas

One Brother

Raymond Hackett

Other Brother

Albert Hackett

The Sister

Catherine Collins

Directed by F. RICHARD JONES
Director of "Mickey," "Molly O" and "Crossroads of New York"
Titles by JOS. (Joseph) W. Farnham
(Presented at 2:47, 4:47, 8:17, 10:17)

Unit No. 8 -- "The BLUE DANUBE" ..... Strauss
CAPITAL GRAND ORCHESTRA
(Presented at 3:47 and 9:17)

Unit No. 9 -- A NEW HY MAYER TRAVELAUGH
"Such Is Life on the Riviera"
(Presented at 3:52, 5:47, 9:22, 11:17)

Unit No. 10 -- CAPITAL GRAND ORGAN
MELCHIORRE MAURO-COTTONE, Chief Organist

Settings designed by Clark Robinson after suggestions by Mr. Rothafel

THE STEINWAY IS THE OFFICIAL PIANO OF THE CAPITOL.

 

House physicians in charge: Dr. Jerome Wagner, Dr. Otto Charles Thum.

Trained nurse in charge: Mary I. Griffin

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.

Capitol Theater Program

COMING NEXT WEEK

Beginning Sunday, August 6th, 1922

Goldwyn Presents
LEROY SCOTT'S
"VOICES OF THE CITY"
Directed by WALLACE WORSLEY
With a Remarkable Cast Headed By
LON CHANEY
And inclidung CULLEN LANDIS, LEATRICE JOY, JOHN BOWERS, BETTY SCHADE, "LEFTY" FLYNN, JOHN COSSAR, H. MILTON ROSS, MARY WARREN, EDYTHE CHAPMAN, RICHARD TUCKER.
A strong, pulsing story of a big city today.

COMING AUGUST 13th, 1922
THE PICTURE IN A THOUSAND!
MARK TWAIN'S World Loved Story
"The Prince and the Pauper"

Colored postcard views of this theatre have been provided by the management for the use of our patrons. They make an interesting souvenir. Address them to your friends, give them to an usher, page boy or attendant. We will affix the postage and mail them.

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 hous 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.

Capitol Theatre Program

Glimpses of Capitol Interior Beauties

Times Square Printing Co.


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