Capitol Theatre

604 Main Street,
Danville, VA 24541

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Inside the lobby

The Capitol Theatre was located across the street from the Strand Theatre. It was in operation prior to 1941 and in the 1940’s was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary H.F. Kincey. It was still open in 1950. The building is now occupied by a Family Dollar Store.

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24541 on November 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm

The photo is not accurate. This Google photo is from South Main Street in Danville. The Capital was adjacent to the Hotel Danville in the 600 block of downtown Danville. The Hotel still stands as Danville House, an apartment building for disabled folks.

jthackworth2000 on November 22, 2012 at 3:33 pm

The Capitol Theater was built as part of the Hotel Danville complex at 600 Main St. The blueprints list the seating capacity as 850 people. The balcony was accessed via the hotel lobby and it had its own separate lounge and bar upstairs ( lobby level) according to the blueprints as well. The theater was in operation before the hotel opened. The earliest theater advertisement dates to March 1927. The hotel was under construction as of June 1926, opening July 19, 1927. The Capitol was in competition for the same patrons with the Broadway Theater which reopened in 1921 after being rebuilt because of a fire.

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