Capitol Theater

1017 Washington Street,
Columbia, SC

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This theater was one of two Columbia-area theaters that exclusively served the African American community.

Contributed by Lauren Grubb

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dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on April 5, 2016 at 9:21 am

Began in the silent era as the New Lincoln Theatre / Lincoln Theatre serving African American audiences around 1919. Was the Capitol Theatre in the sound era.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 4, 2017 at 8:05 am

This reopened as an adult theater called the Cine-Art on July 15th, 1970.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 4, 2017 at 8:16 am

On August 4th the movie ”I am Curious (Yellow)” was seized by the police department. Article with a picture of the theatre in the photo section.

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