Capitol Theatre

Pittsburgh Street,
Uniontown, PA 15401

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The building that housed the Capitol Theatre began life in 1907 as the Lyceum Skating Rink. It soon became the Dixie Theatre, run by F. L. "Dad" Hall. Pennstate Amusement Company acquired the facility in 1925 and, in 1931, leased it to Jake Spanko. He renovated the building and converted it to a movie theatre. Ken Woodward and Carl Jakobi took over the lease and renamed the theatre the Capitol Theatre, which operated until around 1943.

The building subsequently became an American Legion Hall, and was a furniture showroom at the time it was destroyed by fire in late-1972.

Contributed by Jan Camden

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rivest266 on October 5, 2014 at 7:38 pm

April 22nd, 1932 grand opening ad in photo section

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 7, 2014 at 2:14 am

The July 19, 1929, issue of The Film Daily reported that the Dixie Theatre at Uniontown, Pennsylvania, had been gutted by a fire causing an estimated $30,000 of damage.

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