Capitol Theatre

1508 3rd Avenue,
Seattle, WA 98101

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Previously operated by: Sterling Theaters, Inc., Telenews Theaters

Previous Names: Telenews Theatre

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Capitol Theatre

Opened in 1924, the Capitol Theatre was once part of the Telenews circuit and renamed Telenews Theatre. It was still open in 1950. The former movie house and newsreel theater has faded into the past…

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kateymac01 on May 6, 2005 at 1:09 pm

The Capitol Theatre originally had a 2/11 Kimball theatre organ installed in 1924.

Great photos of the theater at View link

kateymac01 on January 2, 2006 at 7:41 pm

This theater was the Telenews in the mid-1940s.

kencmcintyre on November 26, 2008 at 11:55 am

Here is a 1948 photo from Life Magazine:

rivest266 on January 20, 2012 at 11:35 am

This opened as Capitol on November 11th, 1924 and reopened as Telenews on September 19th, 1941. Sterling owned it during the Telenews years. Both grand opening ads posted here.

paulnelson on March 18, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Any interior pics of this old gem? Great marquee and exterior detail.

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