Capitol Theatre

Madisonville, KY 42431

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Capitol Theatre

The Capitol Theatre was opened prior to 1937. By 1941 the Capitol Theatre was operated by the Crescent Amusement Co. It was still open in 1957.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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jdftn1947
jdftn1947 on September 8, 2013 at 6:34 pm

I lived in Madisonville in the 1970s and remember going to the movie at the Capital Theatre ..then they opened the two theatres out by the shopping center ..wasn’t the same … and the theatre became a parking lot .. these days would be nice to have it as a reminder how great movies use to be

rivest266
rivest266 on March 10, 2019 at 10:13 am

This opened on February 28th, 1930. Grand opening ad in the photo section. Had a “colored” balcony.

February 25th, 1930 ad is missing: Capitol theatre in MadisonvilleCapitol theatre in Madisonville Tue, Feb 25, 1930 – 14 · The Messenger (Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States of America) · Newspapers.com

rivest266
rivest266 on March 10, 2019 at 11:15 am

History: This opened as the Morton Opera House in December 1900 and renamed Garrick in 1912. On July 12th, 1928 the Garrick theatre burns down. It was rebuilt and reopened on February 28th, 1930 as the Capitol theatre, which closed on November 20th, 1974. It was at the NE Corner of Union & Cardwell.

Capitol theatre in Madisonville historyCapitol theatre in Madisonville history Sat, Feb 28, 1976 – 34 · The Messenger (Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States of America) · Newspapers.com

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