120 W. 6th Street,
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Previously operated by: Interstate Theatres Inc. & Texas Consolidated Theaters Inc., Paramount Pictures Inc., Trans-Texas Theatres
Architects: Frederick Ernst Ruffini
Previous Names: Hancock Opera House, Hancock Theatre
Opened on September 24, 1896 as the Hancock Opera House. The Opera House was designed by Frederick Ernst Ruffini. Later it became the Hancock Theatre.
The name was changed to the Capitol Theater on October 5, 1935. In the 1940’s it was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidairy Hoblitzelle & O'Donnell and the seating capacity was given as 1,092.
In 1953 it was taken over by Trans-Texas Theatres and was playing burlesque and screening adult movies. The Capitol Theater was closed December 31, 1963 with “Girls A-Poppin”. The theater building has been demolished and replaced by an office building.
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