Capitol Theater

305 E. Brazos Avenue,
West Columbia, TX 77486

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The West Columbia Theatre was opened in 1937, and was designed by architect Ernest L. Shult. By 1941 it had been renamed Capitol Theatre. I came across this theater for sale on my way to Houston. It has obviously seen better days. The sale paper I found said that it now has a racquetball court in it. It is for sale at $125,000 with about $50,000 in repairs needed. I have no info at this time, but would appreciate any that can be supplied. It still has the neon on the sign. It is said to still possess the lobby and two ticket windows.

Contributed by C. FRICK

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 12, 2005 at 7:39 pm

This is a photo of the Capitol Theater in West Columbia Texas:
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kathy2trips
kathy2trips on November 2, 2006 at 6:48 pm

Yes, particularly since it is in a town en route from Houston to the beach (Freeport). What a neat place that could become! It was open from 1935-1975.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 18, 2008 at 11:45 am

Here is another photo of the Capitol Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 14, 2008 at 11:09 am

Another 2008 photo can be seen here.

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