Capitol Theatre

300 Broadway,
Staten Island, NY 10310

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Capitol Theatre

Located in the West New Brighton district of Staten Island. The following info is taken from the December 26, 1999 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 28, 2002 at 9:31 pm

The theatre was built in 1924.

Jean
Jean on January 15, 2004 at 4:17 pm

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

Garth
Garth on May 9, 2005 at 6:23 pm

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 1:00 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 7:38 am

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

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on February 2, 2009 at 8:21 am

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 7:38 am

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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