Capitol Theatre

Maryland Avenue and Atlantic Avenue,
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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Capitol Theatre

The 1,200-seat Capitol Theatre was opened in 1919, and in 1921 a Robert-Morton organ was installed. The Capitol Theatre was closed in 1974.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 10, 2005 at 5:31 pm

Here is a link that shows a picture of the Capitol Theater:
http://206.103.49.193/odds/nj/htm/acs85.htm

stickspop
stickspop on October 17, 2005 at 10:06 am

Here’s a link to an original un-used Capitol Theatre ticket. Saved from the flames as the Capitol Theatre burned.
http://members.aol.com/d6mx/private/ticket1.jpg

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on November 28, 2005 at 7:11 am

THis theater closed in 74 when they moved burlesque to the Apollo on the boardwalk

Crazy Bob Madara
Crazy Bob Madara on September 7, 2006 at 2:38 pm

I worked there in thr mid-seveties for Al Baker. The manager was an AC cop, I think his name was Mike Freil. I ran a lot of 16mm XXX films there. The 35mm equipment was Super simplex projectors & very early model of the Peerless Magnarc carbon lamps. I ran a 35mm film there called “Snuff” It was shot in Mexico and suposedly showed a guy really killing people by cutting them up while they were tied dowm! It was sick! To get to the booth, I remember going out a back door at the back of the autitorium, and up some real skinny metal steps. The Center & the Astor were kind of like that too.

spectrum
spectrum on September 29, 2007 at 11:21 am

According to THS’s Marquee edition of 1980, the Capitol opened in 1919.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 4, 2008 at 6:51 am

Is this building still standing?

edblank
edblank on October 12, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Was this theater ON Maryland, rather than on Atlantic? Can you help me pinpoint which corner it was on?

Nearer the ocean or farther from the ocean? Nearer Captain Starn’s or nearer the convention center?

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on June 27, 2021 at 5:34 pm

Based on the photo posted directly above by kencmcintyre on March 22, 2010, there was a second smaller one story Capitol Theatre at 929 Atlantic Avenue which is still standing. The two buildings to it’s right are also still standing in the October 2019 street view. However it is not the same Capitol Theatre pictured above the Overview, which is clearly a two story structure whose address we still don’t know. Though I’ve found a reference to a Capitol Theatre at 827 Atlantic Avenue, which was likely this larger one. As that address is just as close to the intersection of Maryland Avenue and Atlantic Avenue as the small Capitol Theatre in the 2010 linked photo.

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