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Capitol Theatre

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

Record #11022  
 Opened: June 5, 1935
 Closed: May 15, 1970
 Current Use: Parking Garage
Architect(s): Boller Bros
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:
 Previously operated by: Dubinsky Brothers Theaters, Durwood Theatres, AMC Theatres

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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May 2016 photos from the Adam Martin collection.

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March 2005 photos from the Darren Snow collection.

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February 2005 photos from the Darren Snow collection.

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March 2002 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 10/23/2021.

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