Capitol Theater

350 3rd Street,
California, PA 15419

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The theater was said to be the largest and grandest in the town. Closed late-1940’s and converted to retail space. First floor hardware store to the late-1960’s. Demolished in 1970 to make way for a gas station.

Contributed by Ron Sterbenz

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csepe on November 27, 2010 at 12:38 am

It wasn’t the largest — that was the Hollywood, with 999 seats and a cavernous space. The Hollywood was one of the three largest auditoriums between Pittsburgh and Maryland/D.C.

I have always heard nice things about this theater, but never anything about it being ‘grand’ or ‘opulent.’

SethG on December 19, 2017 at 6:39 pm

Streetview is wrong, shows the empty lot where the Hollywood used to be.

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