The Capitol Theater in Rome (220 W. Dominick St.) will present a film focusing on three teams of famous actors on Saturday November 9 at 2:30 pm and 7 pm.

The feature film will be “A Night at the Opera” from 1935, with Groucho, Harpo and Chico Marx. Considered by many to be the team’s best film, the film centers around Marx‘s attempts to revive the career of an unknown tenor (Alan Jones) and solidify his romance with a famous opera soprano (Kitty Carlisle). . The San Wood-directed film features Walter Wolf King, Margaret Dumont and Sig Ruman.

The black and white film lasts 92 minutes. Leonard Maltin Film and Video Guide gives the film its highest rating of four stars, noting, “One priceless comedy follows another: the cabin scene, the Party of the First Part contract, etc. It’s as good as it gets.”

Peter Bradshaw from The Guardian wrote on “A Night at the Opera,” “It’s impossible to explain why it’s so funny; their sheer irreverence, exuberance, and verbal comedic genius are marvelous.Common sense media recently stated simply, this “Marx Brothers comedy is always hilarious.” “

“A night at the opera” will be preceded by two short subjects. The first will be “Helpmates” from 1932 with Laurel & Hardy. Informed by his wife from out of town that she is coming home earlier than expected, Oliver Hardy enlists his friend Stan Laurel to help him hastily clean his house after a crazy party.

The second short topic will be “Dizzy Detectives”. Considered one of the best of 190 short comedies the Three Stooges made for Columbia Pictures, this 1943 opus finds Larry, Curly and Moe recruited as police officers, who attempt to root out the perpetrator of a series of heists.

The three black-and-white films showing will be viewed via new digital restorations, and the total running time will be approx. 2h30, including intermission. Films are not rated, but are considered suitable for all ages, although parents and guardians are cautioned that these films are likely to contain situations of comedic violence.

Admission to the show is $ 7, $ 6 for seniors / students / military, $ 5 for Capitol Friends, and $ 3 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door and in advance on the Capitol website at, as well as at the Capitol Theater box office at (315) 337-6453.