Capitol Twin Theatre
45 E. Main Street,
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Architects: Leon H. Lempert, Jr.
Previous Names: Capitol Theatre
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- Aug 4, 2005 — Capitol Theater For Sale
Originally opened on March 5, 1928 with Mary Pickford in “My Best Girl”. It was twinned on May 12, 1978. I first saw the Capitol Theatre in 1998 and at this time it was only open on weekends. It was in terrible shape and I was amazed that it was still functioning.
The ceiling had been dropped and many of the ceiling tiles were missing. Sheet panelling covered most of interior so it was impossible to see any of the theatre’s original detailing. There appeared to be almost as many broken seats as there were unbroken. My notes from 1998, state it was originally a Paramount.
I passed through Bloomsburg again in 1999, and the theatre was now closed. I was informed by a local that the owner also owned a multiplex just outside of town and decided to close the Capitol Theatre permanently. It was converted into student housing in late-2008.
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