Capitol Theatre

Maryland & Atlantic Avenues,
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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Opened in 1919, and in 1921 a Robert-Morton organ was installed. This theatre is listed as operating in the 1951 Film Daily Yearbook.

Any additional information on this theatre would be greatly appreciated.

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Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on November 28, 2005 at 7:11 am

THis theater closed in 74 when they moved burlesque to the Apollo on the boardwalk

Crazy Bob Madara
Crazy Bob Madara on September 7, 2006 at 2:38 pm

I worked there in thr mid-seveties for Al Baker. The manager was an AC cop, I think his name was Mike Freil. I ran a lot of 16mm XXX films there. The 35mm equipment was Super simplex projectors & very early model of the Peerless Magnarc carbon lamps. I ran a 35mm film there called “Snuff” It was shot in Mexico and suposedly showed a guy really killing people by cutting them up while they were tied dowm! It was sick! To get to the booth, I remember going out a back door at the back of the autitorium, and up some real skinny metal steps. The Center & the Astor were kind of like that too.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 17, 2007 at 7:02 am

A Wurlitzer theater organ opus 727 style H 3M was installed in the Capitol Theater on 10/31/1923.

spectrum
spectrum on September 29, 2007 at 11:21 am

According to THS’s Marquee edition of 1980, the Capitol opened in 1919.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 4, 2008 at 6:51 am

Is this building still standing?

edblank
edblank on October 12, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Was this theater ON Maryland, rather than on Atlantic? Can you help me pinpoint which corner it was on?

Nearer the ocean or farther from the ocean? Nearer Captain Starn’s or nearer the convention center?

Matthew Prigge
Matthew Prigge on November 12, 2012 at 4:50 pm

If anyone has any stories about going to/ working at this threatre in its adult days, I would love to hear them. I am chronicling the histories of adult theatres in the US. Please contact me at Thanks!

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