Capitol Theatre

1308 Niagara Street,
Niagara Falls, NY 14303

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Capitol Theatre

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The Capitol Theatre in Niagara Falls, New York was opened in 1926, originally seating 1,400, with a balcony. C.R. Phelps, of Niagara Falls, was the builder of the theatre.

By 1934, it was part of the Basil Brothers chain, having been remodeled with seating reduced to 950.

Converted from a movie house in the 1950’s to Capitol Skateville. After a few incarnations as a skate park, the auditorium was last used as a warehouse.

Renovations are now underway with a re-opening as a concert venue planned for mid-2014.

Contributed by John McNab

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Capitoltheatre
Capitoltheatre on November 22, 2012 at 4:25 am

Capitol theatre in Niagara Falls, is being renovated and is set to reopen in Spring of 2013. The architect plans are viewable at www.giusiana.com, and in early December 2012, the new website www.capitoltheatre.net is expected to be launched.

bflonyguy
bflonyguy on November 22, 2012 at 11:49 am

This is an extremely ambitious project. Do you have more details? Links to other articles? Is financing in place?

Capitoltheatre
Capitoltheatre on December 18, 2012 at 1:54 am

yes, we are already in progress. you can see www.capitoltheatre.info

Capitoltheatre
Capitoltheatre on September 7, 2013 at 9:43 pm

website is active and has always been since Capitol Theatre was purchased.

www.capitoltheatre.net or www.capitoltheatre.info

under renovations, will be open in either January 2014 or Spring 2014.

Jim_Missall
Jim_Missall on January 25, 2014 at 3:48 pm

Website no longer active, seen drawings very impressive, still interested in creating 1st film/theatre venue.

Owner please contact me regarding status so we can work together.

Thanks

Capitoltheatre
Capitoltheatre on January 27, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Lots of new construction will be starting around March 2014. Website is and has been current. www.capitolthetre.net

Get in touch with me this Summer. I will be ready to launch a grand reopening and discuss matters then.

We are going to be running a music venue. The theatre will also be available once completed — to rent out if you have an interest in holding your own shows or events there — on certain nights not conflicting with the music venue.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on February 17, 2015 at 9:45 pm

Did anything ever happen with the restoration and reopening of this theatre? It doesn’t seem to be active.

bflonyguy
bflonyguy on February 18, 2015 at 12:11 am

From the broken windows, I’m guessing no.

Capitoltheatre
Capitoltheatre on March 11, 2015 at 2:32 am

It is coming along. Some kids broke some windows and they are beig repaired. Stay tuned for renovations kicking in Spring 2015.

bflonyguy
bflonyguy on March 11, 2015 at 1:02 pm

I’m with Niagara Falls Historic Preservation. Would you be willing to offer a tour to our members to generate some positive buzz? We could post pics and info on our website. Tried to view yours, but couldn’t find it.

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