Capawock Theatre

45 Main Street,
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

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Capawock Theatre

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The Capawock Theatre was opened by 1918. By 1941 it was operated by Strand Theaters out of Boston, MA. Originally operating with 440 seats, it now holds 220.

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on February 19, 2008 at 11:05 am

The Capawock is currently the only theatre in Massachusetts to exhibit the series of opera performances from LaScala and 2 other theatres in Italy, run by Emerging Pictures and Screenvision.

kencmcintyre on March 28, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Here is a larger view of the photo posted on 8/18/05:

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 13, 2010 at 11:35 am

The Capawock is listed in the 1927 Film Daily Yearbook as having 320 seats, open 2 days per week.

jph on June 14, 2011 at 2:13 pm

The street view and address is incorrect. The address should be 45 Main Street.

mvfilmsociety on June 17, 2011 at 4:34 pm

The Capawock each September is host to the Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival: There are photos of its exterior and interior on our Facebook Page:

mvfilmsociety on June 17, 2011 at 4:37 pm

It currently only has approx. 220 seats.

bicyclereporter on September 3, 2013 at 12:04 pm

i was there last week. it shows movies 2 to 3 times per day in the afternoon and late evening. the small staff allowed me to walk into the plain auditorium and snap a few pix. they said it has 220 pictures as correctly stated above. the other staff member thought it had 248 seats…he was corrected with 220. perhaps they did a handicapped remodel?

MarthasVineyardTheaterFoundation on March 11, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Exciting news: A new nonprofit foundation is 60 percent to its fundraising goal to reopen the Capawock, as well as the Strand Theatre in nearby Oak Bluffs! The deadline is March 31 if the theaters are to reopen by Memorial Day — please share this information with your fellow single-screen aficionados: the secure donation link is at along with contact info and more photos.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 11, 2015 at 4:31 pm

A Capawock Theatre at Vineyard Haven is listed in the 1918 New England Business Directory and Gazetteer.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on May 31, 2015 at 10:09 am

The Capawock reopened in late-May after refurbishment, with a Carly Simon concert on stage.

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