Capitol Theatre

204 North Washington Aveenue,
Lansing, MI 48933

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 8, 2012 at 10:00 pm

The caption of the photo of the Empress Theatre that Tinseltoes linked to on August 10 says that the architect was Geo. J. Bockmann of Flint. It must be a misspelling of George J. Bachmann, who designed several theaters in Michigan during the first half of the 20th century.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 28, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Butterfield took over the Capitol Theatre and remodeled it in 1936, according to the September 19 issue of The Film Daily that year.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on August 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Updated link to the webpage posted by Chuck1231 in January, 2004: View link

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 10, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Auditorium of the Empress pictured in 1917 trade ad at upper right of this page: archive

Roloff
Roloff on January 1, 2005 at 4:16 pm

Note that it’s across from the Gladmer and it’s neon sign can be seen on a postcard from 1944 of Lansing’s “Business Section”.

jiveturkey
jiveturkey on August 2, 2004 at 11:05 am

This is now the “campus” of Lansing Community College. I guess there could be worse fates for the land that used to house the theatre.

jiveturkey
jiveturkey on July 26, 2004 at 12:03 pm

The status of the Capitol in Lansing should be “demolished”. I tried to find it this weekend but I was told that it was torn down 15 years ago.