Capitol Theatre

1505 Barrington Street,
Halifax, NS B3J 3K5

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Previously operated by: Famous Players

Architects: Murray Brown

Styles: Atmospheric, Tudor Revival

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Capitol Theatre - Halifax, NS

Opened October 31, 1930 with George Arliss in “Old English”. The architect was Murray Brown who designed the Capitol Theatre with an Atmospheric style lobby with a castle design complete with stars and clouds on the ceiling, but the auditorium was not in an Atmospheric style and had a timbered ceiling. It was closed March 24, 1974 with Fred MacMurray in “Son of Flubber” & Kurt Russell in “Superdad”. It was demolished later that year.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 18, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Someone should remember this Ralph Kneebone the manager had a promotion on a movie! Something theatre managers today have no idea about.Mr.Kneebone had personal appearance of the Frankenstein monster to promote “FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE SPACE MONSTER” he wanted to boost ticket sales at midnight. Thanks Mr. Kneebone.Glad i could get you on CT. Feb. 10 1969.

rivest266 on February 16, 2014 at 8:53 am

This was at the corner of Salter. The Maritime Centre now stands on its site.

Spire on December 29, 2015 at 11:48 am

I added an interior shot of the auditorium from 1930 to the photos section.

The theatre opened on October 31, 1930, with the film “Old English”, starring George Arliss. It closed March 24, 1974, showing a double-bill of the Disney movies “Son of Flubber” and “Superdad”.

50sSNIPES on June 22, 2023 at 7:10 pm

Does anybody know about the two drive-ins that served Halifax as well? There was the 426-capacity Bay Street Drive-In and the 1,473-capacity Triple Drive-In, but I cannot find a lot of information about those two.

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