Capitol Theatre

421 Victoria Street,
Nelson, BC V1L

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Opened September 5, 1927, served both as a movie theatre and a light opera house. By the 1940’s, the theatre’s role was beginning to wane, with Famous Players opting to screen movies in a larger venue. In the 1960’s through to early-1980’s, it was used primarily as an auction hall and furniture storage. Efforts to restore the building began in 1988, it reopened fully restored, as an entertainment venue.

Contributed by Sean Jung

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AlexWoodside
AlexWoodside on December 12, 2008 at 7:54 pm

The outside of the theater is less than impressive but they have done a wonderful job on the interior.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 20, 2008 at 9:46 pm

I think it should be “theatre”, as that has been the consensus for the Canadian houses. Here is another view of the Capitol:
http://tinyurl.com/9h2gmu

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