Capitol Theatre

311 Polk Street,
Amarillo, TX 79189

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Capitol Theatre

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The Capitol Theatre was operating since at least 1941. It was destroyed in a fire in December 1954.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre on November 12, 2007 at 5:55 pm

There is a photo of a building at 311 N. Polk on this site. I don’t know if it’s the former Capitol:

kencmcintyre on November 12, 2007 at 6:53 pm

I don’t remember what my source was when I added the theater. I can’t tell you if it was N. or S.

kencmcintyre on November 11, 2008 at 5:40 pm

Here is an article from the Albuquerque Tribune dated 12/21/54:

AMARILLO, Tex., Dec. 21â€"An early morning fire that apparently had been smoldering for hours gutted the Capitol Theater in downtown Amarillo today. A score of guests in an adjoining second floor hotel fled to safety. A small jewelry store and barber shop flanking the lobby of the theater were damaged badly by smoke and water. The fire began in the back of the building from a still undetermined cause.

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