Capitol Theatre

1741 Main Street,
Jacksonville, FL 32207

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The Capitol Theatre was a double feature grind house, located at the intersection of 8th Street and Main Street in Jacksonville.

Contributed by Irv Lipscomb

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 2, 2006 at 11:57 pm

The 1943 edition of Film Daily Yearbook lists the Capitol Theatre as being operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary E.J. Sparks.

Vaughn on March 23, 2007 at 11:06 am

Oh big time memories here.I remember as a kid in the ‘60’s we used to go see Elvis movies and James Bond movies for 50 cents or 5 RC bottle caps.

rtreat on February 21, 2010 at 6:31 pm

I grew up in Springfield in north Jacksonville from 1946 to the early 60’s.
I remember the Capitol Theater so well!  In the 50’s we would go every Saturday for the double features plus several cartoons.  The price of admission inthose days was $.12… Twelve cents!
We would get up early on Saturday and hunt for 6 pop bottles. 
Each bottle was traded in at a local store for 2 cents deposit return.  Six bottles bought a full afternoon at the Capitol, watching such Heros  as Roy Rodgers, Hop Along Cassidy and many more.
I lived on Walnut Street, between 7th and 8th Streets, went to Corrine Scott Elemenrty at Tenth and Market Street, later to Kirby Smith Jr High.
If you are reading this and remember places and events in Springfield, I have a wealth of info and stories to share.
Ray Treat

CSWalczak on May 13, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Another view of the theater during the showing of “The Yankee Clipper”: View link

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