Appell Center Announces Capitol Theatre Grand Reopening Celebration

Oct 11, 2018


York, PA – October 11, 2018 – The Appell Center for the Performing Arts is excited to announce that downtown York’s historic Capitol Theatre will reopen beginning October 24, 2018, following a 6-month, $2 million interior renovation. The Appell Center is celebrating this momentous occasion with over two weeks of non-stop entertainment plus the dramatic reveal of a new, large-scale exterior Appell Center sign. The community is invited to gather at the northeast corner of Philadelphia and North George streets at 6:05 PM on Thursday, October 25, to witness the sign’s unveiling prior to the evening’s sold-out performance by Bruce Hornsby.

In addition to the exciting new exterior beacon, Capitol Theatre patrons can anticipate the best of both old and new in the 450-seat theatre. Highlights include all new seating and restrooms, improved sightlines and concessions areas, and the latest in film projector and audio technology – all accompanied by the charming architectural details that have made the building a beloved York city landmark for over 100 years.

The Capitol Theatre Grand Reopening is jam-packed with crowd-pleasing entertainment including live music, comedy, film, family-friendly programming and free community events. The lineup includes:

CapLive Presents: Low Cut Connie

OCT 24, 7:30 PM

All Tickets $20

CapLive Presents: An Evening with Bruce Hornsby

OCT 25, 7:30 PM

Sold Out!

The Best of The Second City

OCT 26, 7:30 PM

Tickets Starting at $34

CapFilm Presents: FREE Halloween Film Festival

OCT 27

Coco (10:00 AM), Hocus Pocus (12:30 PM), Ghostbusters (2:30 PM), Waxworks (5:00 PM – Silent Film accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ), Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (7:00 PM), Halloween (9:00 PM)

Free Admission

Appell Center Members-Only Free Event: The Philly Keys (Dueling Pianos Shows)

NOV 1, 7:00 PM

OSS Health Presents: FREE First Friday Family Film: How to Train Your Dragon

NOV 2, 6:30 PM

Free Admission

Bubble Trouble – Family matinee performance

NOV 3, 11:00 AM

All Tickets $18

CapLive Presents: Mipso

NOV 3, 7:30 PM

All Tickets $22

CapLive Presents: The Lone Bellow TRIIIO /// Acoustic Tour

NOV 4, 7:30 PM

Tickets Starting at $36

CapLive Presents: The Kingston Trio

NOV 8, 7:30 PM

Tickets Starting at $36

CapComedy Presents: Preacher Lawson

NOV 9, 7:30 PM

Tickets Starting at $25

CapFilm Presents: Ben-Hur (1959)

NOV 10, 7:30 PM

All Tickets $7

For event tickets and more information, go to or call the Appell Center Box Office at 717.846.1111.

Capitol Theatre Grand Reopening Appell Center Membership Offer

To commemorate this important moment in the Appell Center’s history, from October 22 through October 29, customers will have a limited-time opportunity to become an Appell Center Member for just $50. Memberships last for 12 months and the price is reduced temporarily from a regular $75 minimum annual donation. Appell Center Members now enjoy more benefits than ever before such as members-only pre-sales for both Strand and Capitol Theatre performances, complimentary tickets, exclusive VIP event invitations and more! Plus, new members who join on-site at the first three events in the renovated Capitol Theatre will also get a limited-edition vintage T-shirt.

Capitol Theatre Renovation

The Capitol Theatre renovation was made possible by two successful fundraising campaigns and a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development. The project team was led by Kinsley Construction (General Contractor), Warehaus (Architect) and Capital Construction Management.