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Cox Capitol Theatre


2006 Photo from the Jack Coursey collection
382 Second St
Macon GA 31201

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Record #26246  
 Opened: 1917
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Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Capitol
 Previously operated by: Georgia Theatre Company

Information for this tour was contributed by Bob Meza.

Constructed as a bank in 1897, the building was also used as a shoe store before opening as the Capitol Theatre in 1917. The Capitol was the first public venue with air conditioning.

The theater closed in 1975 after the decline of the downtown business area and the building was used for various educational and business purposes.

Renovations to restore the Capitol began in 2004 and the theater reopened to the public on January 18, 2006, as the Cox Capitol Theatre. The theater is home to the Macon Film Festival.

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July 2006 photos from the John Coursey collection.


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Last featured 9/6/2006. Last edited 11/24/2011.

 
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