Capitol Theatre

515-19 5th Avenue,
McKeesport, PA 15132

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Capitol Theatre

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By 1983, at least the front of the theater had been dismantled and the site occupied by Shermer’s Travel Agency, Photographics Supple, Inc., and B & H Beauty Supply. The rear part of the theater seemed to be intact; it contained a loading dock for the photo shop. In 1984 the property was purchased by a Finleyville couple.

Contributed by Ed Blank

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 28, 2014 at 9:49 pm

The Capitol Theatre was in operation by 1917 under the name Lyric Theatre. It was mentioned in an article about the recent sale of the Dreamland Theatre in McKeesport to Frank Panopolis and George Lambru, operators of the Lyric. The article appeared in the March 3, 1917, issue of The Moving Picture World.

bobmoore on September 22, 2016 at 4:04 pm

I think the Capitol Theater became a Duck Pin bowling alley in the 1960s.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 19, 2017 at 8:24 am

The June 9, 1958, issue of Boxoffice said that the Capitol Theatre in McKeesport, which had been dark for several years, was to be converted into a bingo parlor.

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