Capitol Theatre

202 S. Main Avenue,
Dyersburg, TN 38024

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Part of the Nashville based Crescent Amusements circuit, this theatre was listed as being in operation during the 1940’s and 1950’s.

Contributed by JackCoursey

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Ripshin
Ripshin on May 24, 2010 at 5:07 pm

I’m assuming it was at the corner of Main AVENUE and Market Streets, on the downtown square. The 122 address no longer exists, but it is obvious that a building on the downtown square is “missing” (replaced in the 60s, I assume, with a one-story structure). The more current structure on the corner has the address of 120, and has a much smaller “footprint” than the old theater would have.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 6, 2014 at 8:40 pm

I don’t think the Capitol Theatre has been demolished. The last photo on this page of Dyersburg Street scenes shows the Capitol on the east side of Main Avenue in the second building south of Market Street.

The address of the building at that location, now housing the offices of a law firm, is 202 S. Main Avenue, and the building does look old, though the brick of the facade has been carefully restored and repointed. The theater entrance has been closed up with brick matching the old structure, but it is slightly lighter in color. If you go south of the building and look along the side it looks like the stage house is still there.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 7, 2014 at 1:15 pm

I didn’t double check the link in my previous comment. Go to page three of the thumbnails, and the scene showing the Capitol Theatre is the one at the bottom.

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