Towne Theatre

2910 30th Avenue,
Vernon, BC V1T 2B7

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Towne Theatre (Official)

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Previously operated by: Famous Players, Landmark Cinemas of Canada

Functions: Movies (Foreign), Movies (Independent), Movies (Second Run)

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Capitol Theatre, Vernon Towne Cinema, Vernon Towne Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 778.475.4100

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The Capitol Theatre was opened on November 7, 1938 with Wayne Morris in “Valley of the Giants”. A perfectly restored Art Deco movie house featuring Dolby Digital Sound.

Contributed by Gerry Sellars

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DavidZornig on August 7, 2020 at 6:27 pm

Circa 1959 photo added courtesy Brian Anthonisen‎. Since then a second floor was added & facade modified with the center tower encapsulated. Official website and Facebook page below says it is again called Vernon Towne Cinema since 2000. Full history on Facebook page under “Our Story”.

Hailee on January 25, 2022 at 10:16 am

The Vernon Towne Cinema was owned by Gerry Sellars from 2000-2020. It’s doors closed November 2020 due to Covid, at which time Gerry decided to retire. The cinema was given a refresh and reopened by The Okanagan Screen Arts Society as The Towne Theatre in September of 2021. The Okanagan Screen Arts Society is a not for profit group who previously rented the Cinema every Monday to show Arts Films, and decided to take on the regular operations of the Cinema in addition to their Art films.

50sSNIPES on May 17, 2024 at 10:14 pm

The Capitol Theatre opened its doors on November 7, 1938 with Wayne Morris in “Valley Of The Giants” (unknown if extras added), with a total capacity of 800 seats. The theater itself was built by the National Cafe Holding Company for the Famous Players chain at the cost of $60,000. A total of 1,070 patrons attended its grand opening that day.

The theater did had a short closure for a few months in 1988 when the theater was sold to Landmark Theatres. It had an updated interior which also included Dolby surround stereo sound.

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