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This was a very ornate theatre used for both movies and vaudeville.
Many notable acts of the time were featured on the Capitol stage including Al Jolson and a very young newcomer, Bob Hope. A former cashier in many New Castle theatres, Helen Harding, remembers the time a (then poor) Bob Hope split his trousers while performing his comedy/variety act. Since they were Hopeâ€™s only pants, Miss Harding invited him home where she mended his pants and fed him a welcome, hot meal. She reported to say that â€œHr (Hope) was very kind and a perfect gentleman.â€
The night the Capitol burned down the marquee announced the next attraction: â€œFireman Save My Child.â€
A Robert-Morton organ was installed in the Capitol Theater in 1926.
In 1930 the Capitol Theater had 700 seats.