Capitol Theatre

139 S. Brand Blvd.,
Glendale, CA

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The Capitol was a district 2 Fox house.

Contributed by William Gabel

Recent comments (view all 17 comments)

dianaellis on August 11, 2005 at 12:56 pm

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 on May 10, 2007 at 11:01 pm

There are 12 views on this page from the CA State Library:

jackhicko on July 4, 2007 at 10:13 am

That link doesn’t do anything.

kencmcintyre on July 31, 2008 at 10:04 pm

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 on July 31, 2008 at 10:25 pm

Short term memory loss.

drb on September 13, 2008 at 9:55 pm

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 on October 3, 2011 at 1:19 am

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

William on October 3, 2011 at 6:54 pm

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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