Capitol Theatre

300 Broadway,
West New Brighton, NY 10310

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Located in the West New Brighton district of Staten Island. The following info is taken from the 12/26/99 edition of the Staten Island Advance:

This theatre in West New Brighton, made its debut on Labor Day of 1924.

It later became known as the first Staten Island theatre to show first-run films exclusively. Its doors closed when television cut into its attendance.

Contributed by Lynda Lee Macken

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Jean
Jean on August 29, 2002 at 5:31 am

The theatre was built in 1924.

Jean
Jean on January 16, 2004 at 12:17 am

Once again, a “FOR SALE” sign has been posted.

Garth
Garth on May 10, 2005 at 2:23 am

does anyone know exactly when the theatre closed? i am 46, a lifelong s.i. resident and dont remember it being open in my youth..

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 27, 2005 at 9:00 pm

It is still listed in the Film Daily Yearbook:1957 edition, but with no seating capacity shown (meaning it could have just closed)

LarryChorman
LarryChorman on October 31, 2007 at 2:38 pm

I’m 57, born & raised on the Island, and have no recollection of the Capitol.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on February 2, 2009 at 4:21 pm

A fairly recent photograph of the Capitol Theatre can be seen halfway down this page:
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spectrum
spectrum on October 15, 2013 at 3:38 pm

From Google Street Views the building looks like it’s being used as a warehouse. The main entrance is bricked over.

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