Capitol Theatre

121 W. Broad Street,
Hazleton, PA 18201

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Jack Theakston
Jack Theakston on February 25, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Listed as a Comerford-Publix theater in the 1945-46 International Motion Picture Almanac. The architect was likely Leon Lempert, Jr.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 26, 2006 at 8:52 am

This is a photo of the Capitol Theater with a date given of 1957.

DavidD on February 1, 2006 at 8:11 am

My father,Tony DeCosmo,was the Chief Projectionist at the Capitol Theater for many years and worked there till it closed in 1963.I remember the ladder that lead to the roof of the building.We watched John F. Kennedy campaign in front of the Altamont Hotel (just a few doors away) from the Capitol roof.I believe the company that actually owned the theater had some sort of clause that prohibited the building’s use as a theater after the Capitol closed.In fact I’ve got hundreds of memories of the Capitol,most of which are very good.

RJS on July 21, 2005 at 6:22 am

Here are a few additional images showing the Capitol Theatre.
This image shows the original marquee. View link

This image shows the final marquee.
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RJS on July 18, 2005 at 2:17 pm

Here is a photo showing the original marquee and exterior.