Captiol Theater to close

posted by Alan Bell on May 14, 2007 at 4:58 am

WHEELING, WV —. The great Capitol Theatre is scheduled to close and can be yours for $850,000.

Nearly 80 years after opening its brass-trimmed doors, the Capitol Music Hall — West Virginia’s largest, most famous and arguably most beautiful theater — is for sale and on the verge of closing.

A brief reprieve brokered by Gov. Joe Manchin III and Wheeling Mayor Nicholas Sparachane is expected to keep the historic hall open long enough for the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra to hold the final concert of its Masterworks series May 18.

Here’s the rest of the story on the closure from the Post Gazette.

Here’s more more history on the theater.

Comments (4)

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on May 14, 2007 at 8:12 pm

Folks, it’s time to approach the BIIIIIIIG FAAAAAAAT oil companies!

theatre4sale on June 6, 2007 at 6:41 am

Does anyone have any photos?

MsIrisMG on July 18, 2007 at 10:47 pm

That’s only $8.50 apiece for 100,000 people, or $85 apiece for 10,000 people. Less than the price of cable TV!

Alan Bell
Alan Bell on July 18, 2007 at 11:06 pm

Or $850 for 1000 people. I’d kick in $850 to own a piece of a theater. Anyone want to set this up?

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