Capitol Theatre

706 W. Main Street,
Marvell, AR 72366

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 23, 2015 at 1:39 pm

The Capitol Theatre’s short-lived predecessor was called the Marvell Theatre. The October 4, 1937, issue of The Film Daily announced that the Marvell had recently opened. It was in operation only a little over half a year, and was destroyed by an arson fire on April 8, 1938. The Capitol was most likely built in the Marvell Theatre’s shell.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 22, 2015 at 11:46 pm

The “New Theatre Openings” column of the September 9, 1938, issue of The Film Daily said that the Capitol Theatre in Marvell had opened on July 15. The 300-seat house, designed by architect R. L. Swim, had cost a modest $7,500. W. W. Davis was the first manager.