Capitol 2

53 S. Main Street,
Brigham City, UT 84302

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Operated by: Intermountain Theatres

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Elberta Theatre, Capitol Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 435.723.3113

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Capitol 2

A long time fixture in the center of the best little town left on the totally Californicated Wasatch front. The Elberta Theatre was opened on March 2, 1917 with Jean Sothern in “Whosoo Findeth a Wife”. It was renamed Capitol Theatre on September 7, 1934. The former balcony has suffered the twin fate. The place is so old it is on the National Register of Historic Places listed property.

It achieved world fame for being noticable in a Budweiser commercial a few years ago. The larger but plainer Roxy Theatre across and down from it was sadly torn down in 1980.

Contributed by george hill

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

ghamilton on July 22, 2005 at 7:05 pm

Yes,that was the Roxy,of course.I was in UT last week and realized this great old theater wasn’t listed here.As I drove past,the place looked good.I wonder if it is breaking even with the competition from the multiplex a mile and a half or so South.Same owner isn’t it?By the way,this has nothing to do with show places,but the fresh tree ripe cherries on down S.on old 89 were sooo good.I ate nearly a lb.while driving S on I 15.

kian243 on July 3, 2007 at 2:29 pm

is californicated a real word???????

ghamilton on July 4, 2007 at 9:20 am

The word in question has been in common usuage for atleast 30 years.First popularized in Oregon,then Washington.It truly applies to the changes in N.Utah.Of course,there are those that do not regard the word as negative,but a sign of great progress.

ghamilton on July 18, 2007 at 5:50 pm

Thanks,Mr.Memory.Great shot,but I hope the folks will go back and forward and see the other shots,some of older theaters,some showing the rich cultural life that was,oddly,often the feature of small Mormon towns.I think part of that is the vast varieties of immigrants who brought their talents and cultures.

tabanger on November 6, 2017 at 7:00 am

I can’t believe that theater is still there. The marquee pictures brought back a lot of memories. Thanks!

dallasmovietheaters on September 16, 2019 at 7:10 am

The Elberta Theatre launched with “Whoso Findeth a Wife” on March 2, 1917. On January 12, 1930, the theatre switched to talkies with “The Virginian.” On September 7, 1934, the theatre changed names to the Capitol Theatre with the film Jean Harlow with “The Girl From Missouri.” Inter mountain Theatres expanded the theatre to 620 seats with a relaunch on August 9, 1942 that added more than 200 new seats.

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