Capri Art Theatre
307 Maryland Avenue,
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Architects: Wallace E. Hance
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Polonia Theatre, Avenue Theatre, Ace Theatre
The Polonial Theatre was opened March 1, 1915. It was designed by architect Wallace E. Hance. In 1920 it was closed and expanded to a 1,100-seat theatre, reopening December 23, 1920. New owners took over and it reopened as the Avenue Theatre on January 20, 1923. In 1936 it was given a Streamline-Moderne style makeover and reopened as the Ace Theatre on November 2, 1936. Still listed in 1955 with 730 seats. It was closed January 4, 1963.
It reopened as the Capri Art Theatre on February 15, 1963 screening adult movies. It closed February 28, 1970. It was demolished in February 1973.
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