Capitol Theater

234 N. Main Street,
Delphos, OH 45833

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The Capitol Theater was in existence from 1922 until the early 1970’s, when it was purchased and refurbished. Spelling seems to vary between Capitol and Capital, unless there were two theaters with this name in Delphos.

The Capitol Theater was closed in the early-1970’s and was converted into a furniture showroom. They moved out of the building, and by 2007, it was sitting vacant.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 20, 2007 at 4:07 pm

The Delphos Herald 1931

“A report on the financial results of the picture show recently given at the Capitol Theater for the benefit of the Delphos High School band shows the sum of $45.74. A still larger sum, it is hoped will be realized on the concert to be given by the band at the Jefferson auditorium next Wednesday night”.

kencmcintyre on February 20, 2007 at 4:09 pm

There is a photo on this page:

And a picture of the theater’s organ on this page:

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 17, 2007 at 9:36 am

The Capitol Theater was built by Frank H. Staup in 1922. It closed in the early 1970s and was sold to Melvin Westrich who used the building for Westrich Furniture and Appliances. Westrich Furniture moved to another location and as of March 2007, the building still stands but is vacant. It remains under Westrich ownership.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 13, 2009 at 10:03 am

This is a circa 1948 photo.

LouisRugani on April 20, 2010 at 5:16 pm

A suit filed in Allen county common pleas court by the R. C. A. Phototone company against Ellsworth mentioned in the Herald Thursday, has no connection with the Capitol Theatre in Delphos, or its owner, F. H. Staup.
The suit concerns R. C. A. Phototone equipment purchased for the
Wauseon theatre which was later sold by Ellsworth and Paul Staup
with the understanding that the purchasers would assume the deferred
obligations, which they have failed to do. The suit has no connection
with the local theatre.

Tinseltoes on June 18, 2012 at 10:23 am

The Capitol Theatre was featured in this 1929 trade ad: boxofficemagazine

veger7 on October 16, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Capitol bought by Westrich Furniture in 1975 according to their website.

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