Soon, it'll be time to make new memories at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre.
More than a decade since the Rolling Stones for an MTV special, and four decades since the concert venue played host to a series of legendary and acts, live music will return to the downtown Port Chester theater.
The revival is made possible by a partnership between the owner and Peter Shapiro, co-owner of Brooklyn Bowl. After a four-month, $2 million renovation project, Shapiro hopes to stage about 100 live shows at the Capitol per year.
“This is rock ’n’ roll royalty,” Shapiro told the New York Times. “We will give her the treatment she deserves.”
No word yet on when the first shows will begin, but the Times says Shapiro will focus on modern acts, as well as jazz and blues. The re-opened Capitol won't be a "time capsule," according to the paper, so music fans shouldn't expect a parade of old-school rockers returning to the Port Chester stage after 40 years.
But they should expect some big-name acts -- the paper quotes a booking rep who said the restored Capitol will have a natural advantage in drawing top-tier talent because those acts "will relish being part of music history."
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