Capitol Theatre

241 Escolta Street,

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Architects: Juan F. Nakpil

Styles: Art Deco

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Capitol Theatre

The Capitol Theatre was opened in 1934 with Dick Powell in “Twenty Million Sweethearts”. The plan of this theatre is shaped like a man’s head. It has two balcony levels. The facade of this theatre is accented with graceful Philippine Art Deco style reliefs.

The Capitol Theatre had closed by 2008 and by 2018 the auditorium had been demolished, leaving only the facade standing.

Contributed by Richard Tuason-Sanchez Bautista

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

richardtsb on July 3, 2005 at 5:02 pm

check this web site for further information on the architect of the said theatre
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 4, 2005 at 12:12 am

Which one of the three architects listed on the link you gave, is responsible for the Capitol Theatre?

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 20, 2005 at 11:44 am

A 2005 exterior view of the Capitol Theatre here:
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richardtsb on April 24, 2007 at 3:35 am

This theatre was designed by Juan Nakpil

rjbjej on November 25, 2015 at 4:04 am

The building of Capitol Theater today is not yet demolished. The building is still standing though the theater is no longer operational.

DavidZornig on February 17, 2019 at 8:07 am

March 2018 street view shows the facade only with daylight behind it.

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