Capitol Cinemas

203 W. Main Street,
Princeton, KY 42445

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The Capitol Theatre opened in November 1939, replacing an earlier Savoy Theatre on the site. After a period of closure, it reopened in 1996 and closed in 2008. It was reopened in 2009.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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rivest266
rivest266 on December 28, 2008 at 10:21 pm

Showtimes for this theatre are not online. It is closed?

clemwang
clemwang on March 27, 2009 at 11:16 pm

According to Tribune Media Services, this theater is closed.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 12, 2009 at 7:26 am

An item in the August 26, 1950, issue of Boxoffice Magazine said that the Capitol Theatre was being renovated. The item said that the Capitol had been built in 1939 at a cost of $50,000.

The November 11, 1939, issue of Boxoffice said that the Crescent Amusement Company’s new Capitol Theatre at Princeton had enjoyed a successful opening, the house being sold out in 30 minutes.

The Capitol apparently replaced an earlier theater called the Savoy on the same site. The June 3, 1939, issue of Boxoffice said that the Savoy Theatre had been closed on May 22 and would be demolished to make way for a new theater. Crescent had acquired the Savoy from Malco Theatres the year before.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 12, 2009 at 2:19 am

This is a close-up shot of the Capitol.

RoadsideArchitecture.com
RoadsideArchitecture.com on June 29, 2010 at 3:58 pm

This theatre should be listed as “open” (since at least 2009).

KathyHershman
KathyHershman on August 19, 2012 at 9:35 pm

The original theater on this site was the Savoy Theater. It burned to the ground in 1937. The Capitol Cinemas was built on the same site and opened in 1939. The Capitol was re-opened in 1996 and has been in continuous operation since that time. The web site for the Capitol is: www.capitolcinemas.net

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