The 1926 Thomas W. Lamb-designed Capitol Theatre, sitting stately on Westchester Avenue in Port Chester, has hosted vaudeville acts, silent films, live music, weddings, bar mitzvahs, corporate events, and, well, even adult movies. Thankfully, it’s best known as a live music venue, with folks from around the tri-state area recalling the theater’s heyday in the ’60s and ’70s, when it was home to concerts by Pink Floyd, the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin (who performed one of her last live shows there), The Rolling Stones, and David Bowie—and, later, Phish and Blues Traveler. After a too-long break, Peter Shapiro (the man behind New York City’s Wetlands Preserve and Brooklyn Bowl) has brought live music back to The Capitol Theatre, putting in state-of-the-art sound, projection, and lighting systems and attracting world-class acts through its booking arm, The Bowery Presents. Bob Dylan played the venue’s grand-re-opening in September 2012.
Click here to read about The Capital Theatre in the feature, "Peter Shapiro Plans to Bring Live Music to the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester".