Capitola Theater

336 Canal Avenue,
Wilmington, CA 90744

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The Capitola was advertised in the Los Angeles Times in 1925.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 5, 2009 at 3:07 am

Boxoffice magazine reported in May 1943 that Eastland Theaters had recently opened a new house, the Wilhall, in Wilmington, CA. The three theaters listed for Wilmington so far, Avalon, Capitola and Granada, all existed in the 1920s, so the Wilhall may have been shortlived due to the war or perhaps never got underway at all.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 5, 2009 at 3:13 am

There is no Wilhall Theater listed from 1945 to 1955. Sounds like more Boxoffice gossip.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 5, 2009 at 3:16 am

Given the shortage of materials, I think there was a general moratorium on construction of non-essential buildings during the war.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 5, 2009 at 3:20 am

They could have built it after the war. Boxoffice is loaded with stories like that. Some articles that they printed are very informative and others are pretty much worthless.

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