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Capitol Theatre

2000 Photo from the Andrew McCrea collection.
295 Portage Ave
Winnipeg MB

Record #3021  
 Opened: 1921
 Closed: 1990
 Demolished: Yes (date unknown)
Architect(s): Thomas W Lamb
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:
 Previously operated by: Famous Players Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by Andrew McCrea.

The Capitol Theatre opened on February 14, 1921 as one of Famous Player’s first picture palaces and treasures. It closed on September 3, 1990 with Arachnophobia, and sat for six years through blizzard freezes and summer thaws. Due to this, the basement flooded from sewer back up and a leaky foundation.

Unfortunately, it has now been torn down, and a Credit Union is rising in its place, as we speak, 3 years after its demolition.

 Photos remain the property of the Member and may not be reproduced without the written consent of the Member.

August 2004 photos from the Andrew McCrea collection.

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2000 photos from the Andrew McCrea collection.

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1979 photos from the Andrew McCrea collection.

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1978 photos from the Andrew McCrea collection.

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Photos from the Andrew McCrea collection.

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Last featured 2002-12-27. Last edited 1/14/2022.

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