Capitol Theater

376 Middlesex Street,
Lowell, MA 01852

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The Capitol was a non-descript second-run house near the “new” Lowell depot. It was torn down to build the Lord Overpass.

Contributed by Robert Provencher

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teecee on August 19, 2005 at 2:48 am

A Wurlitzer organ, opus 1481, was installed in this theatre on 10/20/1926.

rroberts on August 19, 2005 at 3:51 pm

The librarian told me that the last business listing in the city directory was in 1959 so that one might be confirmed for a closing time for the theatre.

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rsalters (Ron Salters) on February 6, 2006 at 7:39 am

The MGM Theatre Photograph and Report form for the Capitol in Lowell has a facade photo taken in 1941. The theatre was on Middlesex Street and the rather small entrance and marquee appear to be in the middle of what seems to be an apartment block at least 3 stories high. The Report states that the Capitol has been playing MGM product for 10 years, that it’s over 20 years old; that it’s in Poor condition, and that it has 848 seats, apparently all on one floor.

rivest266 on May 11, 2013 at 11:18 am

January 29th, 1927 grand opening ad uploaded here.

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