Capitol Theatre

415 S. Main Street,
Aberdeen, SD 57401

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 13, 2012 at 6:50 pm

The Capitol is one of the theaters listed in the finding aid to the Buechner & Orth archives at the University of Minnesota. As the Capitol was built in 1926, it seems unlikely that Charles Buechner, who died in 1924, would have had anything to do with the project.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on July 21, 2012 at 8:16 am

The Capitol is now home to the Aberdeen Community Theater and its website is essentially the theater’s website. Films are still shown occasionally along with the ACT’s productions: http://aberdeencommunitytheatre.com/

DonLewis
DonLewis on October 10, 2010 at 2:54 am

From Aberdeen another postcard view of the Capitol Theatre.

DonLewis
DonLewis on August 17, 2010 at 6:37 am

From the 1940s a postcard view of the Capitol Theatre in Aberdeen.

meepo
meepo on February 12, 2010 at 8:43 pm

The Capitol theater has been playing films for about 5 years now. They show great movies that the mainstream theaters won’t show. The Capitol hosts the SD Film Festival and a 48 hour film competition called Fischgaard Film Project. It is also the home of Aberdeen Community Theater which puts on plays. The Capitol Theater also hosts several musical concerts throughout the year.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 13, 2009 at 10:12 pm

I thought those photos were all gone by now. LOL

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 13, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Here is an October 1963 photo from Life magazine:
http://tinyurl.com/mf48an

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 30, 2007 at 6:42 pm

A Kimball theater organ size 2/8 was installed in the Capitol Theater in 1926.

tikamidnight
tikamidnight on December 1, 2006 at 10:40 pm

I was born and raised in aberdeen SD and saw many movies at the Capitol. Its location is 417 S. Main st. They no longer show movies there, but use it for live productions. It is now the home of the Aberdeen Community Theater and thier web site lists the entire history of the theater. At one time there was another theater across the street and 2 blocks south called the Orpheum. That theater was torn down in the late 70’s.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 10, 2006 at 11:10 pm

Chuck…..After doing multiple searches, I could only find one Capitol theater listed for Aberdeen. It’s possible that the address given above is a typo and William meant 417 which would be close enough.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 10, 2006 at 9:57 pm

The only Capitol theater that I have found for Aberdeen, SD is located at 415 S. Main Street. That Capitol theater is now known as The Aberdeen Community Theatre. Their website is here.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 10, 2006 at 5:46 pm

There was a color photo of the Capitol in today’s business section of the LA Times. The story concerned the Knight-Ridder newspaper chain, which I believe is headquartered in Aberdeen.

ghamilton
ghamilton on June 27, 2005 at 11:35 pm

According to another web site,this nice old theater is used for community theater productions.Was built in 1926