Capitan Theater

1001 Shaw Avenue,
Pasadena, TX 77506

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William on December 18, 2003 at 2:41 pm

The Capitan Theatre opened in December of 1950 and the architect was Raymond F. Smith.

SaveTheState on November 14, 2003 at 10:20 am

We are high school students from Owatonna, Minnesota and we are doing an independent study project with one of our teachers, Mr. Metzler (you’ll notice that we are using his email, but correspondence will be to/from us). We are exploring the idea of re-opening a small movie theatre that is in the middle of our struggling downtown area.
After searching the web for theatres that had renovated to improve their downtown areas, we came across your website and are looking for any information or ideas that you might have for renovating our 1935 theatre. More specifically, we are looking at ideas for generating adequate funding, increasing community awareness and support, and the actual renovation of the theatre. Before/after pictures of renovations would also be appreciated.

Thanks for anything you can provide,
Tessa Wheelock
Emily Leuning
Sara Kramer

Michael A. Metzler
Owatonna High School
333 E. School Street
Owatonna, MN 55060

Phone: 507-444-8846

Web: View link

EricMuecke on November 14, 2003 at 10:10 am

The Capitan is Pasadena jewel in the rough. I have bee inside in 2003 and the artwork is astounding. It is being brought up to code with several ideas on the reopening. The neon lights were refurbished in turned on June of 2001. I am HAPPY it did not meet the wrecking ball as so many of Houston theatres did. Eric Muecke