The Capitol Theatre Celebrates 1000th Show Since Reopening with Dark Star Orchestra (A Gallery)
On May 20, The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y., put on its 1000th show since reopening on Sept. 4, 2012. The iconic building designed by noted theater architect Thomas W. Lamb was built in 1926 and, since reopening with a show by Bob Dylan, has hosted a massive array of guests and ushered in a community of music lovers and creators from across all 50 states.
The venue’s 1000th performance featured none other than Dark Star Orchestra, an ensemble with deep seeded roots, much like the venue, to the Grateful Dead. During their performance, the band performed iconic Grateful Dead songs, including “Shakedown Street,” “Alabama Getaway,” Dylan’s “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” and more in the first set and “Saint of Circumstance,” “St. Stephen” “Foolish Heart” and another Dylan number “She Belongs to Me” in the second set.
Photographer Dino Perrucci captured the action below.