Capitol Theater

854 Bank Street,
Waterbury, CT 06708

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The Capitol Theatre opened in 1925. It was remodeled in 1939, to the plans of West Haven based architect Harry S. Cannici.

This theater in the Brooklyn section of Waterbury is now a church.

Contributed by Roger Katz

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William
William on November 19, 2003 at 4:11 pm

The Capitol Theatre seated 747 people.

WtbyGal
WtbyGal on May 26, 2004 at 8:04 pm

I lived directly across the street from it, on the exact spot where the photographer of this photo stood, from birth until 4 years old.

frankiep
frankiep on July 19, 2004 at 1:44 pm

I have the few photos of the theater’s interior and exterior circa 1948. Also,I have admission ticket from 1940’s. Admission 18cents.

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on August 15, 2005 at 7:36 am

I’m here in Waterbury today continuing my urban exploration of abandoned houses and factories and finally saw the Capitol. If you look through the front doors you see the sanctuary but it only extends about 75 feet to the wall. The rest of the auditorium isn’t visible and I wonder if they use it as a rec center or something. It was closed but I plan to call up and ask. The rear stage/screen space is more narrow than most theaters. In the very back, the basement door on the ground was closed, but there was no lock. I lifted it back and saw it was clean underneath. Their property has no fence between them and the house next door so I felt sketched out a little bit. But that shouldn’t stop one of you!

anexwaterburian
anexwaterburian on December 27, 2005 at 7:53 pm

Frank Perella’s photo of the Capitol Theater marquee in 1948 can be seen at View link

prosa123
prosa123 on April 21, 2006 at 5:50 am

Back in the 1960’s/70’s, after the theater closed, the building was an appliance store known as “Ziggy’s Brooklyn Annex.”

Jim Vecchio
Jim Vecchio on July 6, 2006 at 6:34 am

To ex-Waterburian: Thanks so much for the photo. Wow! Imagine seeing “Treasure Of The Sierra Madre” at the Capitol!

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