Capitol Theatre

867 Braddock Avenue,
Braddock, PA 15104

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The Times Theatre was operating prior to 1938, when it was remodeled in a ‘Moderne’ style to the plans of architect Samuel Barbalat. It was closed in the early-1950’s.

In 1956, it was re-opened as the Capitol Theatre, after the original Capitol Theater in town had closed on April 28, 1956. The theatre had been renovated and a new marquee installed, with the Capitol name.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 8, 2011 at 4:09 am

Boxoffice Magazine of October 15, 1938, had an article about theater remodeling which featured a photo of the Times Theatre’s new facade. It can be seen on this page at the magazine’s archive.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 29, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Here is a 1982 photo of the Times Theatre after it had been renamed the Capitol.

James_Slick on May 25, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Yes, This was the “second” Capital in Braddock, I have old Braddock papers with ads from the 1930s that show the “Capitol Theatre” at another address. But this IS the one I remember! What I would like to know is when THIS incarnation closed? (1960s-early 70s?)

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