Capitol Theatre

53 South Main Street,
Brigham City, UT 84302

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A long time fixture in the center of the best little town left on the totally Californicated Wasatch front. The former balcony has suffered the twin fate. The place is so old it is a National Register listed property.

It achieved world fame for being noticable in a Budweiser commercial a few years ago. The bigger but plainer Roxy Theatre across and down from it was torn down in 1980, sadly.

Contributed by george hill

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ghamilton
ghamilton on July 23, 2005 at 12:05 am

Yes,that was the Roxy,of course.I was in UT last week and realized this great old theater wasn’t listed here.As I drove past,the place looked good.I wonder if it is breaking even with the competition from the multiplex a mile and a half or so South.Same owner isn’t it?By the way,this has nothing to do with show places,but the fresh tree ripe cherries on down S.on old 89 were sooo good.I ate nearly a lb.while driving S on I 15.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 13, 2005 at 10:23 pm

Here are photos of the Capitol Theater in Brigham City. Click on each photo to enlarge it.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 2, 2007 at 12:56 pm

Added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1991

Elberta Theatre (added 1991 – Building – #91001544)
Also known as Capitol Theatre
53 S. Main St., Brigham City
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Commerce, Entertainment/Recreation
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Theater

aka name of Elberta Theater.

kian243
kian243 on July 3, 2007 at 7:29 pm

is californicated a real word???????

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 3, 2007 at 11:27 pm

There should be an aka name of Elberta Theatre.

ghamilton
ghamilton on July 4, 2007 at 2:20 pm

The word in question has been in common usuage for atleast 30 years.First popularized in Oregon,then Washington.It truly applies to the changes in N.Utah.Of course,there are those that do not regard the word as negative,but a sign of great progress.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 18, 2007 at 5:31 pm

Here is a photo of the Capitol Theater dated 1935.

ghamilton
ghamilton on July 18, 2007 at 10:50 pm

Thanks,Mr.Memory.Great shot,but I hope the folks will go back and forward and see the other shots,some of older theaters,some showing the rich cultural life that was,oddly,often the feature of small Mormon towns.I think part of that is the vast varieties of immigrants who brought their talents and cultures.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 19, 2007 at 3:16 am

Mr. G, I saw the photo of the Opera House and the Florence Theater. I have no idea if either one of them ever showed movies so I can’t add them to this site.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 17, 2008 at 1:30 am

This is a recent close-up view.

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