316 Monroe Street,
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I know little about this theatre except that it was quite large, with all of its 3,200 seats on one floor. While the Capitol Theatre was being built in 1926, the owners ran out of money and were unable to include stage facilities, so the movie screen was erected flat against the auditorium’s back wall. By 1941, the Capitol Theatre was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.
Many decades later, the lack of a stage became a problem when a rock promoter took over the Capitol Theatre and had to build not only a stage, but dressing rooms and other facilities, which he accomplished by buying an adjacent building. To earn more money, the promoter used the Capitol Theatre for rock concerts at night, and ran XXX movies during the day.
The Capitol Theatre closed in 1986, and was put up for sale. Soon afterwards, it suffered from a fire and was demolished.
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