Capitol Theatre

1505 Barrington Street,
Halifax, NS B3J 3K5

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Vanishing Capitol

Opened October 31, 1930 with George Arliss in “Old English”. The architect was Murray Brown who designed the Capitol Theatre with an Atmospheric style lobby with a castle design complete with stars and clouds on the ceiling, but the auditorium was not in an Atmospheric style and had a timbered ceiling. It was closed March 24, 1974, and demolished later that year.

Contributed by Graeme McBain

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 18, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Someone should remember this Ralph Kneebone the manager had a promotion on a movie! Something theatre managers today have no idea about.Mr.Kneebone had personal appearance of the Frankenstein monster to promote “FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE SPACE MONSTER” he wanted to boost ticket sales at midnight. Thanks Mr. Kneebone.Glad i could get you on CT. Feb. 10 1969.

rivest266 on February 16, 2014 at 9:53 am

This was at the corner of Salter. The Maritime Centre now stands on its site.

Spire on December 29, 2015 at 12:48 pm

I added an interior shot of the auditorium from 1930 to the photos section.

The theatre opened on October 31, 1930, with the film “Old English”, starring George Arliss. It closed March 24, 1974, showing a double-bill of the Disney movies “Son of Flubber” and “Superdad”.

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