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Early 1940s aerial view of a section of Perth's CBD showing the Capitol Theatre

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Upper lobby

Another view of the stairwells leading to the upper lobby areas

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barryinperth
barryinperth on April 12, 2016 at 5:22 am

Perth’s Capitol was one of Australia’s finest ‘picture palaces’. It was sophisticated rather than gaudy, and many fine artisans and artists worked on its interior detailing and fittings. Greed during the 1960s mineral boom saw it demolished with barely a protest. The citizens of Perth now know what they lost when they allowed this civic vandalism.

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