Capitol Theatre

204 N. Washington Avenue,
Lansing, MI 48933

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DavidZornig on March 8, 2018 at 8:26 pm

Post 1922 photo added courtesy of Lynn DeCair. Via Carolyn J. Ray, the Capitol Theatre eventually became Eagles Restaurant.

rivest266 on September 5, 2016 at 2:22 pm

This opened as Capitol on August 6th, 1922 by Claude E. Cady. Its grand opening ad can be found in the photo section for this theatre.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 8, 2012 at 7:00 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 12:42 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 on August 10, 2012 at 3:52 pm

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

Roloff on January 1, 2005 at 1:16 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 on August 2, 2004 at 8:05 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 on July 26, 2004 at 9:03 am

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.