Capitan Theater

1001 Shaw Avenue,
Pasadena, TX 77506

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Theaterbug
Theaterbug on October 21, 2012 at 11:59 am

Great building. This link includes historic photos of the theater: http://www.houstondeco.org/1940s/capitan.html

jefferyintexas
jefferyintexas on February 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Don, My late father was from Post 1919-1939. I was able to visit Post some years after my dad died. Got a couple of theater pictures there. I have not yet checked to see if they are posted…but I would imagine you have beat me to it! Thanks for the reply. Jeff

DonLewis
DonLewis on February 18, 2012 at 6:49 pm

West Texas is home jefferyintexas.

Don…

jefferyintexas
jefferyintexas on February 18, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Don,
Are you from the Houston area?
Thanks,
Jeff in Texas

DonLewis
DonLewis on November 24, 2011 at 9:53 am

From the early 1970s a newspaper ad for the Capitan Theater in Pasadena.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 24, 2011 at 12:30 am

Here’s an updated link to the 1950 Boxoffice article about the Capitan Theatre.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 24, 2010 at 4:36 am

Here is a page in Boxoffice, February 4, 1950, with a brief article about the Capitan Theatre. There are three photos of the theater.

DonLewis
DonLewis on July 26, 2009 at 1:34 pm

A photo set of the Capitan taken before and after its restoration.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 27, 2009 at 9:30 am

This is a nice 2009 photo.

NeonSky
NeonSky on October 28, 2008 at 8:05 am

Does anyone have an update on the preservation/renovation status
of The Capitan as of Oct. ‘08?

William
William on September 8, 2008 at 4:32 pm

Some of the interior auditorium elements like stage drapes and side walls are like the former Picwood Theatre in West Los Angeles. Both theatres were built for the Phil Isley Theatre chain. The FDYB lists this theatre as seating 608 people.

DonLewis
DonLewis on September 8, 2008 at 2:40 pm

A view of the Capitan Theater’s twin, the Granada in Houston.

dbush
dbush on March 20, 2008 at 10:59 am

Current interior and exterior photos of the Capitan are online at www.houstondeco.org

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 15, 2007 at 9:17 am

Some new and old photos of the Capitan Theater can be seen here.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 11, 2007 at 9:48 pm

This article was in the Deer Park Progress on 5/13/77:
http://tinyurl.com/2kmdev

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 8, 2007 at 7:29 pm

This is a 2007 photo of the Capitan Theater.

DonLewis
DonLewis on March 20, 2007 at 2:52 pm

It does not look good for the magnificent CAPITAN. We were there and took pictures 3/19/07. It still looks great on the outside, but is trashed on the inside and has gradually become isolated in an industrial area. The only thing that will save this one is lots of $$$$. Also the city of Houston is no longer turning the neon on. (Please take a look at the link KenRoe posted above for a night-time view.)

Here are a few of the images I took.
www.flickr.com/photos/lastpictureshow/428682518
www.flickr.com/photos/lastpictureshow/428682501
www.flickr.com/photos/lastpictureshow/428682461
www.flickr.com/photos/lastpictureshow/428682440
www.flickr.com/photos/lastpictureshow/428682425
www.flickr.com/photos/lastpictureshow/428682418

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 17, 2007 at 5:23 am

Some recent photos of the Capitan Theater can be seen here. Click each photo to expand it.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 30, 2007 at 4:32 am

This is a recent photo of the Capitan Theater.

KenRoe
KenRoe on March 22, 2006 at 12:49 am

Another night time photo of the Capitan Theater:
http://flickr.com/photos/oneeighteen/115519254/

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 27, 2005 at 10:30 am

Here is a nice closeup photo of the Capitan Theater.

bratcher
bratcher on October 27, 2005 at 9:05 am

I looked inside this theater in late summer of 2004. They were renovating it. I remember seeing a screen, maybe some seats downstairs & the balcony seats were still there. Projection booth was gutted with one projector base still standing.