Capitol Theatre returns

posted by Michael Zoldessy on September 4, 2006 at 4:14 am

CHAMBERSBURG, PA — The Capitol Theatre will reopen in the next few months providing a much needed addition to the city’s cultural landscape. They will be showing independent, revival, and spanish-language films.

The Capitol Theatre has been a fixture in downtown Chambersburg since 1927. Many residents of Franklin County saw their first movie there.

In the early days of movies, Chambersburg had two theaters — the Rosedale and the Capitol. After the Rosedale closed, the Capitol was all alone until the 1970s, when a movie theater opened across from Southgate Shopping Center. Eventually, the Capitol stopped showing films and the theater at Southgate was torn down, leaving Chambersburg Mall as the only site for movies in the greater Chambersburg area.

For more, read the full story in Public Opinion.

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