Capitol Theater

1522 O Street,
Lincoln, NE 68508

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Previously operated by: Cooper Foundation

Architects: Harry Meginnis, Edward G. Schaumberg

Firms: Meginnis & Schaumberg

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Capitol Theater

The Capitol Theater was opened October 25, 1926 by the Princess Amusement Company. The theater was closed in the summer of 1959 and was razed in 1966 to make way for a federal courthouse.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 18, 2012 at 2:47 am

I suspect that Google Maps is putting this theater on the wrong stretch of O Street because we’ve got the wrong zip code listed. The zip code for downtown Lincoln is 68508.

A comment by lthomas on the Lincoln Theatre page says that the Capitol closed in the early 1950s, another victim of the cost of converting some old theaters to CinemaScope.

rivest266 on July 29, 2015 at 6:08 pm

October 25th, 1926 grand opening ad in photo section.

50sSNIPES on April 25, 2020 at 8:59 pm

The Capitol Ended Up Closing In The Middle Of 1959.

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