Capitol Theatre

20 Center Street,
Frewsburg, NY 14738

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Functions: Retail

Previous Names: Garfield Theatre

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Capitol Theatre

The Garfield Theatre opened on February 19, 1942. It was renamed Capitol Theatre in 1948.

In 2007 it has been noted that the building is in use as a grocery store.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

Patsy on September 18, 2007 at 11:02 am

Thanks Ken for adding this little town theatre that once was.

Patsy on September 3, 2009 at 7:47 pm

The grocery store is a Quality Market. I recently was in the town and noticed that the grocery store seems to be the original building so will check out the interior soon to see if anything remains of when it was a theatre. Also learned that another name for the theatre was the Capitol in the 40’s.

Patsy on September 3, 2009 at 8:59 pm

Interesting to read about Mr. Garfield. I don’t know if Frewsburg had another name though if I find out I will let you know. I did come upon 2 old theatre post cards that were the type sent out to local residents to view the upcoming movies each month and the years were 1947 and 1948. I don’t recall a few of the movies, but will make note the next time I go to Millers in nearby Fentonville which is south of Frewsburg for a plate of spagetti. The waitress there is the one who told me that the Capitol and the Garfield were both the same theatre though the name was changed over the years.

baxter716 on October 20, 2015 at 12:45 am

I have a stack of flyers they mailed out to all Frewsburg residents, 8 x 10 and it has a list of all the new movies featured that month plus little blogs of men who had gone to war, shortages of gas, have kids open their candy before entering theater, etc. It was the Garfield Theatre from 1942 – 1948 when it became Capitol.

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