230 Queen Street,
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Architects: Thomas White Lamb
Previous Names: Loew's Capitol Theatre, B.F. Keith's Capitol Theatre
The Capitol Theatre was located at 230 Queen Street at the corner of Bank Street. Opened on November 8, 1920 with D.W. Griffith’s “The Love Flower”, a minature musical comedy “Cheer Up” and four acts of vaudeville. The 2,580-seat Capitol Theatre was owned by Famous Players and was the largest movie theatre ever built in Ottawa. It was equipped with a Warren 4 manual 17ranks theatre pipe organ.
The Capitol Theatre closed in 1970 with a screening of “M.A.S.H.” The following day, a fundraiser for Canadian Save the Children Fund was the last event to be held in the theatre when Mary Pickford in “Pollyanna” was screened.
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