Dust off your best super hero costume and join the Capitol Theater as it hosts the Captains of the Capitol membership campaign on Thursday.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a short presentation from some of your favorite superheroes detailing the new membership program, then there will be a free showing of the Marvel's "The Avengers."

“This event is not only meant to kick off our new membership program for the Theater,” said Tammy McCoy, executive director. “It is meant to highlight all of the wonderful and creative activities that we offer to the community including movies and theater.”

The Capitol Theater is historic in its nature, but it is relatively young since reopening 7 years ago in 2012 after an extensive renovation. The mission is to use the power of the performing arts to enrich lives, to educate and entertain, to connect us socially and to contribute to the vitality of our community.

The Capitol Theater is southeast Iowa’s epicenter where children come to pursue their dreams and master their newfound super powers in performing arts, according to Kara Ewinger, director of the Summer Youth Theater Camps.

“Our summer theater camps have continued to grow in numbers of youth participating each summer and have had a tremendous impact on the kids," said Ewinger. "We are really looking forward to highlighting their talent and creativity during the Captains of the Capitol kickoff.”

Another popular youth program at the Capitol Theater is Lori Wilson’s summer and after-school music camp. At camp, children have the opportunity to learn and perform a variety of music.

You can help the Capitol Theater by joining the membership program starting on Thursday. McCoy said they are hoping to recruit people with extraordinary powers to join their new Captains of the Capitol membership program.

“Our goal is to make sure the Capitol Theater continues to provide quality cultural programming, educate youth and adults, and serve as a hub for the performing arts here in Burlington. To accomplish this, we need our community superheroes to come together to support the theater,” McCoy said.

You can learn more about the Capitol Theater by visiting their webpage at www.burlingtoncapitoltheater.com or its Facebook page at fb.me/CapitolTheaterBurlingtonIowa.