Capitol Theatre

296 Water Street,
Augusta, ME 04330

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Capitol Theatre

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on July 17, 2008 at 10:23 am

In the 1942-43 Motion Picture Almanac, the Capitol in Augusta is listed as part of Maine & New Hampshire Theatres Co. of Boston.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 21, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Ron and Bryan the Capitol is Still listed in the 1956 Almanac with the same theatre Company.

spectrum on November 15, 2010 at 8:32 pm

I checked on google maps the entire length of water street and the only building that resembled a theater is at approx. 174 Water St. Front looks like it could easily have been a very early theatre building circa 1920, no modernizations, all brick. Side is solid brick and a taller stagehouse area in back. It looks like it has been abandoned for decades, all the small windows in the front are broken out. If this is it, then it was never converted into anything else. Just three sets of double doors in front, marquee long gone. Must be a wreck inside.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on February 4, 2011 at 10:29 pm

I think you mean at 147, not 174. That’s the old Colonial Theatre.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 27, 2012 at 4:57 am

The Capitol is long gone. It was situated in a building built in 1865 at the corner of Water Street and Market Square (near Winthrop Street.) It was converted into the Capitol Theatre in 1930. The building was demolished in 1983 after a major fire, the third in the building’s history.

The building is landmark #18 on this web page. There’s a small photo from the pre-Capitol period.

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