213 Franklin Street,
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Architects: Joseph W. Holman
Firms: Marr & Holman
Previous Names: Nu-Capitol Theatre
The Capitol Theatre was a replacement for the earlier 1928 Capitol Theatre across the road which had been destroyed by fire in 1935. The Nu-Capitol Theatre was opened April 30, 1936 with Janet Gaynor in “Small Town Girl”. It was initially designed for both live and film presentation. By the time the Capitol Theatre was acquired by Martin Theatres chain, it was strictly a first run film exhibitor.
The Capitol Theatre was closed October 17, 1974 with Jack Nicholson in “Chinatown”. It was demolished in late-1983. By 2022 the site was used as a parking space.
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