Capitol 6

805 Yates Street,
Victoria, BC V8W 1M1

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Capitol 6 (Official)

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Previously operated by: Cineplex Odeon, Empire Theatres, Famous Players

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Capitol Theatre, Empire Capitol 6 Cinemas, Empire Cinemas Victoria

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 778.265.7988

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Opened as the Capitol Theatre on September 7, 1921. It was owned by Famous Players with seating listed at 1,212 when it opened. On June 26, 1981 it was converted into 6-screens. Cineplex operated the theatre for a short time in 2005 and then it was operated by Empire Theatres.

Seating was listed at 1,685 with the smallest auditorium seating 127 and the largest 544. It has been expanded from the original single screen to six screens featuring first run attractions from June 26, 1981. It was closed on October 17, 2013.

Reopened November 4, 2016 as the Capitol 6 under independent management. Power recliner seats have been installed, reducing the total seating capacity to 502.

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Jason Whyte
Jason Whyte on June 8, 2016 at 11:47 am

BREAKING NEWS! The Capitol 6 in Victoria is reopening in August!!!!

Full article: http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/new-generation-of-film-lovers-reviving-capitol-6-theatre-downtown-1.2273117

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic on September 9, 2016 at 5:58 pm

Any word yet on a specific date for the Capitol 6’s reopening? We’re into September now and still no sign of activity.

Jason Whyte
Jason Whyte on October 19, 2016 at 7:50 pm

UPDATE: Reopening November 4th, name to go back to Capitol 6, screen size has been made bigger on some screens, all leather-recliner seating (reserved) and Vancouver Island’s first Coke Freestyle machine at concession.

News link: http://www.timescolonist.com/business/victoria-s-renovated-capitol-6-reopens-nov-4-as-luxury-multiplex-1.2368448

Spire
Spire on November 8, 2016 at 8:53 am

This theatre is now reopened. It’s now called simply “Capitol 6” and has a new website:

http://www.capitol6.ca/

hermangotlieb
hermangotlieb on November 27, 2016 at 10:19 pm

Just came back from a trip to Victoria and noticed this theatre has re-opened as an independent, I assume.

So glad to see it has been re-opened as a theatre as it is a great building that has been an important piece of the architectual landscape of Victoria for many years.

Let’s hope the attendance numbers keep it going for many years to come!

morganjmoriarty
morganjmoriarty on January 11, 2019 at 11:23 am

Can we get this page updated? I’m the new GM at this location, and we’ve made some changes to the theatre. There are now big power recliner seats, so the seating number is 502 total (they took up a lot of room). We are no longer affiliated with Empire Theatres as that chain has been dissolved, and are independently owned and operated (under the banner of Golin Cinemas Inc, the same Andrew Golin who runs Regency Theatres in the western US). I can also submit a whole bunch of post-renovation pictures if you’re interested!

Splashcat66
Splashcat66 on June 22, 2021 at 10:29 pm

Redevelopment proposal

https://victoria.citified.ca/news/600-worker-office-tower-proposed-for-capital-six-theatre-site-in-downtown-victoria/

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic on June 25, 2021 at 5:11 am

I don’t think it needs to be said that if this project is approved, it would mean the end of the Capitol 6 and leave the Odeon as the only remaining cinema complex left on what had been Victoria’s own version of Theatre Row (following after the demises of the Dominion, the original Capitol, the Atlas/Coronet and the Plaza/Haida).

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