Capitol Theatre

204 North Washington Aveenue,
Lansing, MI 48933

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 9, 2012 at 3:00 am

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 7:42 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 11:52 pm

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

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 10, 2012 at 9:17 pm

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

Roloff
Roloff on January 1, 2005 at 9:16 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 4:05 pm

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 5:03 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.