Capitol Theatre

10072 Donner Pass Road,
Truckee, CA 96161

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The Capitol Theatre was located on the second floor of the Capitol Building, which was built in 1870. The first floor housed a bar named Hurd’s Saloon. During the early days live entertainment was presented on the stage of the Capitol Theatre. In the 1920’s to around 1930 silent films were presented.

By the 1970’s it was used as a venue for live music, and in 1993 it was used as a venue for live stage productions. Today, the former Capitol Theatre building houses a pharmacy.

Contributed by Bryan & Lost Memory, David Ducay

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 8, 2006 at 4:38 pm

A brief mention of the Capitol Theater:

“Much of the Charlie Chaplin movie “The Gold Rush” was filmed in Truckee. Filming began in February 1924, and lasted until April 28 of that year. In Truckee today, a giant reproduction of Chaplin’s Little Tramp is painted on the side of the Capital Theater, a fitting reminder of the winter eight decades ago when one of the most famous people in the world made Nevada County his base of operations”.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 9, 2006 at 2:28 pm

This website mentions the Capitol theater and has a small photo.

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