Loew's Capitol Theatre

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Loew's Capitol Theatre

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Loew's Capitol Theatre

Ends stage shows for “screen only” policy, August 9th, 1935

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Comfortably Cool on January 29, 2016 at 1:36 pm

Since first opening in 1919, the Capitol had been supplementing movies with stage shows, as themed revues or in the variety format. Depression conditions dictated the change, which endured until 1943 when the wartime boom in attendance caused the Capitol to resume stage shows to compete more effectively with the Roxy, Radio City Music Hall, Paramount, and Strand.

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