Ely Theatre

466 Aultman Street,
Ely, NV 89301

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Ely Theatre

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Built in 1916 as the Capitol Theatre, It closed in 1964. Currently being renovated by the Lani family for use as a multi-use venue. The facade is in a Spanish Colonial style.

Contributed by Christopher Lani

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 22, 2008 at 10:04 am

Google doesn’t map Aultman Avenue. At 484 Aultman Street is a restaurant called “Mr G’s Villa”. I don’t know if its the same building as the theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 30, 2009 at 6:40 pm

Was this theater ever known as the Capital Theater? A Capital Theater in Ely, Nevada is listed on the National Register of Historic Places with an address of 460 Aultman St.

Capital Theater (added 1993 – Building – #93000692)
460 Aultman St., Ely

Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Hull, Percy W., Fleming, C.O.
Architectural Style: Mission/Spanish Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture, Entertainment/Recreation
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Business, Theater
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Vacant/Not In Use
Current Sub-function: Business

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on May 30, 2009 at 7:24 pm

460 would be closer. The jewelry store next to the old theater is listed as 464 Aultman. The Street View shows a Fantasy Fast Photo in the old theater building, but phone listing a Fantasy location, but on 11th St.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 30, 2009 at 7:54 pm

The timeline given on Wikipedia is pretty close to the timeline given for the Ely Theater. The Fantasy Fast Photo might have moved to 11th Street. The address above still needs to be changed to Aultman Street.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 31, 2009 at 7:30 am

I doubt that the address is 484. PhonePages for Ely, Nevada shows the Fantasy Fast Photo at 466 Aultman Street. If this building is being renovated, Fantasy Fast Photo probably had to move. The address is either 460 or 466. Maybe we should flip a coin for this one. LOL

SLani on June 17, 2009 at 9:51 pm

This is the Capital Theater. The correct address is 466 Aultman St. Currently, Legacy Realty is renting the lobby space.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 16, 2009 at 1:14 pm

The Ely Theater can be seen in this circa 1951 photo.

beentheredonethat on March 26, 2012 at 7:41 am

I worked at this theater as a teen in the late 50’s and early 60’s. It was a great old theater then. The management insisted that theater be spelled theatre on all forms and reports. I would love to get into the back and see it again. There is so much behind what is used that is very interesting.

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