Capitol Theatre

Maryland & Atlantic Avenues,
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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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!

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?

kencmcintyre on October 4, 2008 at 6:51 am

Is this building still standing?

spectrum on September 29, 2007 at 11:21 am

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

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.

Mikeoaklandpark on November 28, 2005 at 7:11 am

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

stickspop on October 17, 2005 at 10:06 am

Here’s a link to an original un-used Capitol Theatre ticket. Saved from the flames as the Capitol Theatre burned.

kencmcintyre on September 10, 2005 at 5:31 pm

Here is a link that shows a picture of the Capitol Theater:

Cinedelphia on August 31, 2005 at 4:39 pm

I only remember this as a Burlesque theater in the 60’s and 70’s.
In the summer they had live Burlesque (we are talking baggy pants comics and strippers like Blaze Starr, Busty Russell, etc). In the fall through spring they showed the grind house porn of that era. The theatre was owned and operated by Al Baker, who also operated the Troc Burlesque in Philadelphia. The only time I recall a regular movie playing there was in 1965, when Thunderball moved over from the Beach Theatre, which was very unusual.