Capitol Theater

Palacios, TX 77465

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Previously operated by: Long Theaters, Phil Isley Theaters

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Capitol...Palacios Texas

The Capitol Theater was opened on November 28, 1940 with Marlene Dietrich in “Seven Sinners”. It was listed with 350 seats, and the same in 1943. It was operated by the Long Theaters chain. In 1950 it was listed with 929 seats.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Don Lewis / Billy Smith

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dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on March 22, 2019 at 2:05 am

In 1940, the Johnny G. Long Theatre Circuit – which already had the Queen – raced with the Isley Circuit to open a new theatre in Palacios as a new Army training camp was about to open. Isley opened the Granada Theatre on November 27, 1940 and Long would launch the Long / Capitol Theatre launched November 28, 1940 with the film, “Seven Sinners” starring Marlene Dietrich. Long took over the Granada and refurbished the Queen as the Hollywood to have a local monopoly in film exhibition.

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