Capitol Theatre

139 S. Brand Blvd.,
Glendale, CA

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Capitol

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The Capitol was a district 2 Fox house.

Contributed by William Gabel

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dianaellis
dianaellis on August 11, 2005 at 1:56 am

Thanks, Jack. The tall building you mention was the Temple Theater, a place where decent girls NEVER WENT in the 50’s. It was part of the Masonic Temple. Diana Ellis

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 10, 2007 at 12:01 pm

There are 12 views on this page from the CA State Library:
http://tinyurl.com/3y6w8a

jackhicko
jackhicko on July 3, 2007 at 11:13 pm

That link doesn’t do anything.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 31, 2008 at 11:04 am

If they went to the effort to change the marquee to Young’s Capitol Theater, as shown by the photos above, that should probably be an AKA.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 31, 2008 at 11:25 am

Short term memory loss.

drb
drb on September 13, 2008 at 10:55 am

While I never went to the Capitol myself, only having just move to Glendale at the time, I remember it was sitting vacant before the Northridge quake. After the quake, there was extensive damage to the theater’s south wall, and it was demolished shortly afterwards. You could see that the old brick walls had never been retrofitted, which was the probable reason for the partial collapse. That was also probably why it was closed, as by that time retrofitting was mandatory, but I guess they didn’t want to put in any money to keep it open and standing.

drb
drb on October 2, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Can’t remember if this was already posted, but here’s a Glendale Public Library photo:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/glendalepubliclibrary/3116589786/sizes/l/in/photostream/

William
William on October 3, 2011 at 7:54 am

In drb’s shot, you can see the Glendale Theatre’s marquee and vertical sign just down the street on the right side of the frame.

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