Capitol Theatre

214 S. Fayetteville Street,
Asheboro, NC 27203

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The Capitol Theatre opened on December 19, 1922, with seating listed at 465. It was just a few doors down from the Carolina Theatre. The theatre was operated by J.F. White Theatres and later by Consolidated Theatres.

The Capitol Theatre closed in 1958 and was retrofitted for retail use. It has since been demolished. Any further information on the Capitol Theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 23, 2012 at 10:55 pm

The Film Daily of January 4, 1923, said that J. F. White had opened a theater at Asheboro. No name was given, but it must have been the Capitol. A history of the Sunset Theatre published by Randolph County (PDF here) says that the Capitol opened on December 19, 1922.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 23, 2012 at 11:17 pm

The Capitol Theatre closed in 1958 and has since been demolished, according to a 1985 book called The Architectural History of Randolph County North Carolina.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 27, 2013 at 10:30 am

We currently have the wrong address for the Capitol Theatre. The Architectural History of Randolph County says that the Capitol was one of two buildings flanking a commercial block at 19-23 S. Fayetteville Street (Building B:16 at upper right on this page.) The text doesn’t say which side of the commercial block the theater was on, but old city directories from before the town’s numbering system was changed list the Capitol at 205 S. Fayetteville, which means it must have been south of Building B:16, and the modern address of its lot would probably be 105 S. Fayetteville.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 2, 2013 at 4:51 pm

The only photo of the Capitol Theatre I’ve been able to find is in a panoramic view at the bottom of this page of The Architectural History of Randolph County North Carolina. The Capitol was in the right-most building on the left side of the street, partly hidden by the sandwich board sign sitting in the intersection. The image will have to be enlarged enormously (use the + sign in the tool bar at the lower right of the page) to make the theater’s rather plain little marquee visible. The theater’s name is not readable.

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