Capitol Cinema

Duke Street,
St. Helens, WA10 2JB

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Previously operated by: Associated British Cinemas Ltd.

Architects: Frederick Evans, Edwin Sheridan Gray

Firms: Gray & Evans

Functions: Gymnasium

Styles: Art Deco

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Capitol Cinema

The Capitol Cinema opened on 3rd October 1929 by an independent operator. It stood on a prominent corner site at North Road and Duke Street (known as ‘Capitol Corner). The corner entrance had a white stone facade, with the abutting walls in red brick.

The Capitol Cinema was taken over by Liverpool-based Regent Enterprises Ltd. in 1929, and by the Associated British Cinemas(ABC) chain in 1935. It underwent a renovation in the 1960’s, and was closed by ABC on 9th December 1978.

The building was converted into a sports centre, by 2009 it was a Central Fitness gymnasium.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 26, 2010 at 12:19 am

Ken Roe,you have introduced some great British Theatres.Do you know how many are left before you have evryone on CT.And I guess it is safe to say there were no Drive-ins there. Thanks,

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 26, 2010 at 1:20 am

Wow, I didn’t think that many.Well, you have plenty of work.I am a big 007 fan and i wish one day to visit Studios there. I dated a girl whose mom was a Brit,Yep,she married a yank. I had a chance to fly over to England with my girlfreinds mom back in the 80’s.All i needed was airfare,she had the room and board with family. I kick myself today for not going.Man I loved her yorkshire puddin'.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 26, 2010 at 1:20 am

I guess we got off topic,sorry, Take care.

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