Capitol Theatre

208 S. Fourth Street,
Steubenville, OH 43952

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The Capitol Theatre was opened on Labor Day, 1925, and was designed by architect C. Howard Crane. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. In 1951 it was operated by the Dipson Circuit and they had it remodelled to the plans of architect Michael J. DeAngelis.

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raybradley
raybradley on August 13, 2006 at 12:55 pm

This link contains a good photograph of the 1927, Robert-Morton 3- manual theatre pipe organ that was originally installed inside Steubenville’s Capitol Theatre. This fine instrument is now showcased in Tulsa, owned by Sooner State ATOS Chapter,
http://members.aol.com/SoonerStateATOS/

Patsy
Patsy on August 14, 2006 at 7:38 am

Red Dawg: Interesting organ site. Thanks.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 13, 2009 at 1:48 am

Here is some additional information:
http://tinyurl.com/qtcszc

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 20, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Here is an April 1936 ad from the Steubenville Herald Star:
http://tinyurl.com/ylbemn2

alastad
alastad on September 30, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Patsy, nice idea about reopening the theatre and making the lobby into a Martin tribute but unfortunely people in that city would never go for something like that.It seems like people in the entire northern Ohio valley which Steubenville is situated in have a natural aversion to anything that would help their city out.They are a cultureless people, or at least the majority of people I met while living in that shit hole.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 7, 2012 at 9:49 am

I still think that this 1951 trade ad shows this Capitol. Is there a Steubenville, NY? Not at Cinema Treasures, and not in any of my collection of Film Daily Year Books. Here’s the photo:boxoffice

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 7, 2012 at 10:39 am

This article seems to prove that the Capitol shown is in Steubenville, Ohio. When a similar photo was originally published in Boxoffice, the place was mistakenly reported as Steubenville, NY.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 7, 2012 at 10:41 am

Sorry, I forgot to link the proof: boxoffice

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 11, 2013 at 3:43 am

Steubenville’s Capitol Theatre opened on Labor Day, 1925, according to an item in the September 9 issue of The Film Daily.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 4, 2014 at 9:38 pm

The Theater Designs of C. Howard Crane, a thesis by Lisa Maria DiChiera (Internet Archive scan) has a list of Crane’s theater projects, and the Capitol Theatre at Steubenville is listed as project #527. The list does not give the dates of projects, but the Capitol is shortly after the Bonstelle Playhouse in Detroit (#518) and before project #549, a theater for Max Allen (the Park Theatre) at Lincoln Park, Michigan, and both of those theaters were built in 1925, so Crane was the original architect of the Steubenville Capitol built that same year.

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