111 West High Street,
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Architects: Robert O. Boller
Firms: Boller Brothers
Functions: Parking Garage
The Capitol opened on June 5, 1935 as part of the Dubinsky circuit and was located right across the street from the Missouri Capitol Building. It had a seating capacity for 1,238. It joined the Durwood chain in 1948 and closed on May 15, 1970.
It was later converted rather hastily into a one level parking garage. The sidelights and balcony were left intact and the seats were simply replaced by asphalt. Tattered bits of the red stage curtain remained hanging above the exit for the next 25 years, and storage shelves set high on the walls were made from old placards advertsing golden-age movie house events such as “Bank Night”.
The building is still intact today.
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