Capitol Theater

305 E. Brazos Avenue,
West Columbia, TX 77486

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Previously operated by: Long Theaters

Architects: Ernest L. Shult

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: West Columbia Theater

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The West Columbia Theatre was opened in 1937, and was designed by architect Ernest L. Shult. By 1941 it had been renamed Capitol Theatre and was operated by Long Theaters. They were still the operators in 1957.

I came across this theater for sale on my way to Houston. It has obviously seen better days. The sale paper I found said that it now has a racquetball court in it. It is for sale at $125,000 with about $50,000 in repairs needed. I have no information at this time, but would appreciate any that can be supplied. It still has the neon on the sign. It is said to still possess the lobby and two ticket windows.

Contributed by C. FRICK

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kathy2trips on November 2, 2006 at 6:48 pm

Yes, particularly since it is in a town en route from Houston to the beach (Freeport). What a neat place that could become! It was open from 1935-1975.

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