134 N. Main Street,
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The Capitol Theatre opened in 1947 at the corner of Main Street and Coal Street in Shenandoah, PA. This is a large Art Deco style theatre for such a small town, seating 1,400. I was in this theatre once before it closed in 1980 to see a midnight show. It had two very large Art Deco style light fixtures on the side auditorium walls that were quite unusual.
I visited the closed theatre in August 2005 and took a few photos that I’ll post later. The marquee has been removed and it appears the lobby was used for a deli and lottery business but seems closed now, there are also two other storefronts currently being used. The boxoffice is still there and there is a small sign just inside the main doors directing the way to the balcony. I recall this theatre did have a balcony, but no side fire exists are visible from outside. The entire building seems to be in pretty sad shape right now and I doubt this small town can do much to help this faded theatre.
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