114 State Street,
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The Capitol Theater was a smaller house, long and fairly narrow. Opened October 5, 1925 with Richard Dix in “The Lucky Devil”. It was remodeled in 1949 to the plans of Elmira architect Carl W. Tanner. It had a major makeover in the late-1950’s, glass doors, streamlined front. It was owned and operated by the Dipson chain of Batavia, NY from at least the early-1940’s on.
The Capitol Theater was inundated in the 1972 flood and was remodeled. The Chemung Canal bank aquired it in the 1980’s for an expanded parking lot. I remember it always featured films for a non-youth audience, those played the Elmira Theater across the street or the Colonial Theater two blocks west.
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