Capitol Center

123 Summers Street,
Charleston, WV 25301

Unfavorite 1 person favorited this theater

Showing 12 comments

adamghost on December 22, 2013 at 7:46 pm

I’m looking right at it, and this theater is open for business. The Nutcracker Suite is playing.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on March 29, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Here are my pictures from August 2011.

Mintish on June 29, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Here are my photos of the interior and exterior of the theatre.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 13, 2009 at 7:29 pm

An April 2009 photo is here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 19, 2009 at 6:34 pm

The year given for this photo is 1979.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 11, 2009 at 1:44 am

Here is another 2008 photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 27, 2008 at 4:15 am

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985

Plaza Theatre (added 1985 – Building – #85003408)
Also known as Capitol Theater
123 Summers St., Charleston

Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Wiggins,P. Norwood
Architectural Style: Classical Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture, Performing Arts
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Business, Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture, Work In Progress
Current Sub-function: Theater

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 14, 2008 at 3:25 pm

The Capitol Center can be seen in this recent photo.

KPKilburn on November 18, 2007 at 2:28 pm

I’ll never forget my father taking me to The Capitol Theater for the premier of Star Wars over 30 years ago.

kencmcintyre on September 19, 2007 at 3:37 pm

Here is a June 1950 ad from the Charleston Gazette:

jackwhittaker on August 28, 2007 at 6:21 am

In the Fifties the Capitol Theater, and other properties in Charleston, were owned by the Middleberg family. Their nephew, Kelly Reed was my best friend in High School. We would see free movies and explore backstage. The, then new, CinemaScope screen was awesome. What a wonderful old movie palace. I’ll never forget it. Thanks Kelly.
Jack Whittaker
Palm Springs, California

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 14, 2007 at 3:22 pm

This is a 2007 photo of the Capitol Center.