Historic Capitol Theater in Port Chester

New York

Dresses up walls with Screen Goo to Create Immersive Concert Environment

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Reviving a historic venue such as the Capitol Theater is no easy task. This is the place where Pink Floyd, the Grateful Dead, Traffic and Janis Joplin amongst so many others graced during the early 70's when the Capitol became a symbol of the psychedelic era.

The Capitol Theater was designed by noted architect Thomas Lamb and it first opened in August 1926 as a "dignified playhouse with great decorative beauty and luxurious comfort." To read more about the history of the Capitol Theater please visit the Capitol Theater website.

Completely state-of-the-art sound, lighting and video projection systems were a must for John Dindas, Production Manager at the Capitol Theater. The installation includes 18x16K high definition projectors projecting on Screen Goo which has been painted on the space around the ceiling dome, one of the chief architectural features of the theater, to produce breathtaking moments during a show.

To read more about the grand opening of the Capitol Theater and how it came about you can click on this NY Daily News article amongst many floating around in cyberspace, YouTube, etc.

Also, tons of great photos are posted everywhere on the net most notably some of the ones shown below. To get many more higher quality photos please visit the websites of noted photographers Dino Perucci, Allison Murphy and others.