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Katydid commented about Capitol Theatre on Jun 26, 2010 at 10:42 pm

Capitol Theater to be Demolished
Historical building’s roof collapsed

The City of Woodstock has issued a demolition order to the owners of the Capitol Theatre.

The numbered Ontario corporation1723719 was informed in a letter dated June 24 that they had been ordered to provide the city with a demolition work plan by noon on Monday June 28.

According to the city the building has experienced a “major roof collapse in the middle of the building” and “the last exterior walls remain standing and unstable.”

The Capitol Theatre, formerly known as the Woodstock Opera House, was built in 1893.

In 1927 Famous Players bought what was then known as the Woodstock Opera House and renamed it the Capitol Theatre and began shown the first talkies.

It closed in 1999.