If you’re following the news on the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester – its planned comeback as a concert venue – you might want to see some photos of the famously ornate interior. Here a few photos from The Journal News archive.
Behold the dome … and disco ball.
WFUV’s Dennis Elsas, who lives in Westchester, is one of the people I spoke with yesterday about the theater’s brief but memorable period as a rock venue during the early ‘70s. He and others are welcoming the prospect of more live music offerings in Westchester.
The great appeal if you lived in the area was that you were seeing this great band and you weren’t that far from your house. And I’m sure that Westchester residents, and folks in the nearby area, are very excited that there will be this diversity of artists coming back to play this side of the county.
Entrepreneur Peter Shapiro said he got to know Capitol owner Marvin Ravikoff over the course of a year as the plan took shape. Ravikoff’s son Howie said they made a careful choice:
There are lots of different types of venue operators and concert promoters, but we singled out Peter Shapiro to be the right combination of experience, familiarity with the locale, and expertise in the music industry. So hopefully we have the triple play with Peter Shapiro.
Leave a comment if you have some memories to share or thoughts about the plan. We’ll be following up on various angles in The Journal News.