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Previously operated by: Associated British Cinemas Ltd.
Firms: Gray & Evans
Styles: Art Deco
The Capitol Cinema opened on 3rd October 1929 by an independent operator. It stood on a prominent corner site at North Road and Duke Street (known as ‘Capitol Corner). The corner entrance had a white stone facade, with the abutting walls in red brick.
The Capitol Cinema was taken over by Liverpool-based Regent Enterprises Ltd. in 1929, and by the Associated British Cinemas(ABC) chain in 1935. It underwent a renovation in the 1960’s, and was closed by ABC on 9th December 1978.
The building was converted into a sports centre, by 2009 it was a Central Fitness gymnasium.
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