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Capitol Theater delivers popcorn curbside

Capitol Theater in Rome helps patrons have the 'movie theater experience' at home.

Posted: May 29, 2020 11:37 PM

Rome, NY - While you might not be able to go to the movies, you can still enjoy movie popcorn from this local theater.

Capitol Theater in Rome has been shut down due to the coronavirus but its operations are still up and running.

Julie Whittemore, Assistant Director of Operations and other staff are bringing the movie snacks to you! Literally through your window.

“A lot of our revenue is dramatically cut so what we've been doing to raise a little money as we have curbside popcorn pick up where patrons can order popcorn ahead of time and we bring it out to the car,” said Whittemore.

For the past three weeks, the theater has been curbing the cravings of movie goers, hassle-free.

“There's a link on our website www.romecapitol.com you can also access that through our Facebook page or you can just give us a call and place the order the day of the pick-up which is every Friday,” adds Whittemore.

But you must order in advance.

“And that the order is in one hour ahead of the pick-up time. So it's 5:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. that can be picked up.”

The staff says this curbside pickup is a great way to support a local business and to interact with customers

“Since we've closed we've been lucky because people will express that they miss the place they miss seeing our staff and we obviously missed them. So, it's a chance for us to see everybody again and catch up a little bit.”

Whittemore says that they plan on continuing this program every Friday until they can reopen.

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