Capitol Theatre

119-127 Mill Street,
Danville, PA 17821

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The Capitol Theatre was opened on July 8, 1936.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Oleksij
Oleksij on September 28, 2010 at 8:14 am

The very first film I ever saw was Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” at the Capitol in 1959. The last film I saw was “Pinocchio” in 1962, just a few days before we moved away. In between, I saw many family oriented films there, a lot of Disney, including “Son of Flubber” and “101 Dalmatians.” Like so many long-gone theatres, the Capitol was very family friendly. I also rmeember, during one visit, getting away from my father and wandering up on the little stage in front of the screen and being amazed at how BIG people’s faces were on the screen.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 24, 2014 at 2:59 pm

The July 9, 1936, issue of The Film Daily reported the opening the previous day of the Capitol Theatre in Danville, Pennsylvania:

“Danville, Pa., July 9. — Most of the leading citizens shared in the opening of the new Comerford house here yesterday. A community dinner at noon had I. E. Wolf, president of the Chamber of Commerce, as toastmaster, and Reed McCarty, editor of the Morning News, as principal speaker, with Frank C. Walker and M. E. Comerford as guests. A parade and daylight fireworks preceded the formal opening at 6 o'clock. George A. Nevin is local manager.”

adamghost
adamghost on April 16, 2014 at 5:44 pm

A picture of an earlier theater in Danville is shown here:

http://archive.org/stream/movingpicturewor16newy#page/585/mode/1up

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