Capitol Theatre

19 South Third Street,
Yakima, WA 98901

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TLSLOEWS on June 21, 2010 at 2:31 pm


Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 23, 2008 at 7:42 pm

This is a September 2008 photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 19, 2008 at 9:45 am

Another photo of the Capitol Theater can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 7, 2007 at 6:57 pm

Here is another photo of the Capitol Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 18, 2007 at 12:17 pm

This is a 1919 photo of the Mercy Theater under construction. According to that website, this theater replaced another theater, “Construction of the Mercy Theater on the site of the old Liberty Theater”.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 13, 2007 at 9:32 am

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973

Capitol Theatre ** (added 1973 – Building – #73001895)
Also known as Mercy Theatre;Lowe State Theatre
19 S. 3rd St., Yakima
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Priteca,B. Marcus
Architectural Style: Renaissance
Area of Significance: Architecture, Entertainment/Recreation
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Auditorium, Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Auditorium, Theater

The address should be 19 South Third Street

mikemorano on September 4, 2006 at 9:15 am

I have a link to a color photo of the Capitol Theatre. At the bottom of the page is the photo. When you click on the photo you get a closer view of the theatre.
View link

kencmcintyre on September 4, 2006 at 8:50 am

There are several photos of the Capitol on this page. The first shows the previous incarnation as the Loew’s State:

kateymac01 on May 12, 2005 at 11:09 am

This theater was also known as the State at some point. Great photos at View link

KenRoe on April 6, 2005 at 2:51 pm

The Mercy Theatre opened on 5th April 1920 with a Shubert production of the operetta “Maytime”.

GARYB on May 17, 2004 at 4:34 pm

While searching for information on theatres I discovered the Cinema
Treasures website and our Yakima Capitol Theatre. To complete the history, the restoration architect was William E. Paddock of the firm Paddock and Hollingbery P.S. and the theatre was originally part of the Pantages chain. I was with the firm during it’s restoration.

Gary E. Bickley, Architect