Capitol Theatre

50 W. 200 South,
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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Trolleyguy on February 15, 2018 at 6:53 am

No, it’s gone. Google Streetview of June 2017 shows it has been removed.

TLSLOEWS on February 14, 2018 at 11:49 am

Is the arched street sign still there,anyone know?

JeffYates on August 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm

It was also featured on “Paranormal Witness” on Syfy, though I don’t think the actual theater was used for the episode.

TLSLOEWS on February 11, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Nice looking theatre,too bad no one hardly has vertical signs anymore.The old one looked great.

CSWalczak on July 26, 2009 at 11:04 pm

Here’s an updated link to the one posted by spectrum on May26, 2009:

spectrum on May 26, 2009 at 6:43 am

Here is what is probably the most official website – – The Capitol is park of the Salt Lake County Center for the Arts:

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kencmcintyre on May 23, 2008 at 9:59 am

I don’t think is the official website. The one I posted has been changed:

vokoban on March 21, 2008 at 10:43 am

I don’t know if this is the correct theater for this news story although it says also known as Orpheum at the top of the page…..

(Feb. 7, 1931) LA Times

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 6. (AP)—— Grant Pemberton, 34-year-old manager of the R.-K.-O-Orpheum Theater here, died today from injuries suffered two days ago when he slipped from the roof of the theater and plunged three stories to the pavement. Pemberton was supervising hanging of a sign from the roof when workmen said he apparently became dizzy and fell as he attempted to descend a ladder.

grimbasement on December 15, 2006 at 8:32 am

I have to say I was pretty disappointed with the restoration Salt Lake County did. I saw a stage production in 2003 (granted 25 years after the restoration) but it really seemed to have been a refurbishment instead of a restoration. Bottom line the county did the work on the cheap and it shows.

kencmcintyre on February 12, 2006 at 3:58 pm

Here is the official website:
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tomdelay on October 4, 2005 at 1:48 pm

The Capitol Theatre’s original Wurlitzer pipe organ, still in-place, is a 2 manual 10 rank style H without a piano, opus 1689 shipped from North Tonawanda, NY to the theatre on 7/30/27. When the theatre was restored many years ago, a Trumpet was added to the organ’s specification giving the organ 11 ranks of pipes. The Wurlitzer shipment list shows the theatre as “Orpheum” in 1927.

ghamilton on September 19, 2005 at 8:07 am

It’s huge and it sits all boarded up and painted one gray color.

ghamilton on September 13, 2005 at 3:08 pm

I’m far less fortunate than you.I just stumble across things as I wander the countryside.Challenge for you.There is a huge hulk of an old theater in Weldon,NC,used sometime in the past as a church.What?

ghamilton on September 13, 2005 at 2:00 pm

Thanks for the link to Utah Theater website w/the pics.Grant Smith has done such a great job with this web site.He deserves mucho credit for what he has done.YOU-Mr.Memory are the most remarkable font of facts and pictures.You obviously do not need to up the ginko yet.

IvanLincoln on March 20, 2005 at 7:52 pm

The overhead sign was dismantled several years ago and moved to the Trolley Square shopping center on 7th East, with the lettering changed to read … “TROLLEY SQUARE”