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Capitol Theatre


Photo from the Darren Snow collection
111 W High St
Jefferson City MO

Closed
Record #11022  
 Opened: 1935
 Closed: 1970
 Current Use: Parking Garage
 Demolished:
Capacity:
Architect(s): Boller Bros
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:

Information for this tour was contributed by Darren Snow.

Opened on June 5, 1935, as part of the Dubinsky circuit, the Capitol was located right across the street from the Missouri Capitol building. It joined the Durwood chain in 1948 and closed on May 15, 1970. It was later converted rather hastily into a one-level parking garage; the sidelights and balcony were left intact and the seats were simply replaced by asphalt! Tattered bits of the red stage curtain remained hanging above the exit for the next 35 years, and storage shelves set high on the walls were made from old placards advertising golden-age movie-house events such as "Bank Night."

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March 2005 photos from the Darren Snow collection.


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1953 photos from the Darren Snow collection.


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Last featured 2/25/2005. Last edited 3/12/2006.

 
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