Capawock Theatre

45 Main Street,
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

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Strand Theatre & Capawock Theatre (Official)

Additional Info

Previously operated by: Strand Theaters

Functions: Movies (Classic), Movies (Foreign), Movies (Independent)

Styles: Tudor Revival

Previous Names: Vineyard Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 508.310.7837

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News About This Theater

Exterior Side View

The Vineyard Theatre was opened in March 1913 with 320 seats. In 1932 it was renamed Capawock Theatre. By 1941 it was operated by Strand Theaters out of Boston, MA. It was closed in 2012 and reopened June 5, 2015. It now holds 220 seats.

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kencmcintyre on March 28, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Here is a larger view of the photo posted on 8/18/05:

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 13, 2010 at 11:35 am

The Capawock is listed in the 1927 Film Daily Yearbook as having 320 seats, open 2 days per week.

jph on June 14, 2011 at 2:13 pm

The street view and address is incorrect. The address should be 45 Main Street.

mvfilmsociety on June 17, 2011 at 4:34 pm

The Capawock each September is host to the Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival: There are photos of its exterior and interior on our Facebook Page:

mvfilmsociety on June 17, 2011 at 4:37 pm

It currently only has approx. 220 seats.

bicyclereporter on September 3, 2013 at 12:04 pm

i was there last week. it shows movies 2 to 3 times per day in the afternoon and late evening. the small staff allowed me to walk into the plain auditorium and snap a few pix. they said it has 220 pictures as correctly stated above. the other staff member thought it had 248 seats…he was corrected with 220. perhaps they did a handicapped remodel?

MarthasVineyardTheaterFoundation on March 11, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Exciting news: A new nonprofit foundation is 60 percent to its fundraising goal to reopen the Capawock, as well as the Strand Theatre in nearby Oak Bluffs! The deadline is March 31 if the theaters are to reopen by Memorial Day — please share this information with your fellow single-screen aficionados: the secure donation link is at along with contact info and more photos.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 11, 2015 at 4:31 pm

A Capawock Theatre at Vineyard Haven is listed in the 1918 New England Business Directory and Gazetteer.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on May 31, 2015 at 10:09 am

The Capawock reopened in late-May after refurbishment, with a Carly Simon concert on stage.

paul baar
paul baar on June 29, 2022 at 4:51 pm

The Capawock Theater is currently closed and is available for rentals. I discovered this theater on my vacation to Martha’s Vineyard,God willing it doesn’t get demolished,theaters like this are a dieing breed and are almost extinct. I wish it a hopeful future, someone with resources please come save it.

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