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Capitol Theatre

Photo from the John Stewart collection
118-20 W Sixth St
Austin TX

Demolished 1970
Record #13555  
 Opened: 1896
 Closed: 1963
 Demolished: 1970
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Hancock Opera House, Hancock Theatre, Martin's Opera House

Information for this tour was contributed by John Stewart.

The first motion picture in Austin was screened at the Hancock Opera House on October 10, 1896.

Hancock Opera House: 118-120 West 6th St.
1897-98-Rigsby & Walker, Mgrs: F.E. Smith, Local Mgr.
1898-1901-Ewalt Besserer, Treasurer
1903-11-George H. Walker, Lessee and Mgr.

1910-14-Martin’s Opera House, Bar and Restaurant-118 West 6th
1910-11-Eugene Martin
1912-13-John A. Volz, F. Belpo Fallwell
1914-Charles J. Candiloro
1916-Address: 112 West 6th St.
1920-Lewis Hancock, Mgr.
1922-Novey Bros.
1924-33-Louis Novy, Mgr.
1935-W. E. Hellums, Mgr.

Capital Theater (1937): 112-14 W. 6th St.
1937-39-W. E. Hellums, Mgr.
1955-Dan R. Shelton, Mgr.
1957-Jimmy D. Nunnery, Mgr.
1958-Louie Novy
1959-Earl Podolnick
1960-63-Joe Dyer, Mgr.

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