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Capitol Theatre

2010 Photo from The Capitol Theatre collection
405 Cleveland St
Clearwater FL 33716
(727) 791-7400

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Record #13445  
 Opened: March 21, 1921
Capacity: 655 seats
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Royalty
 Previously operated by: ABC Florida State Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by James Raulerson.

The Capitol Theatre in Clearwater, FL first opened its doors Monday, March 21, 1921 with 1,000 seats featuring vaudeville and silent films.

Over the years, vaudeville went away but the films continued until 1980. Then it was brought by a local theatre group for live shows.

In 2008, the prior owner lost the theatre to foreclosure and the City of Clearwater purchased the building and the adjoining building.

In 2009, the city and Ruth Eckerd Hall entered into an agreement to program and renovate the theatre. Currently, the Capitol hosts a mix of live and filmed entertainment while active fundraising is ongoing to restore this 1920s Florida classic.

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2010 photos from The Capitol Theatre collection.

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Last featured 9/8/2004. Last edited 12/15/2011.

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