206 5th Avenue E,
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Olympia Film Society (Official)
Previously operated by: Tom Moyer Luxury Theatres
Architects: Joseph Wohleb
News About This Theater
- Nov 6, 2009 — Rare 35mm prints at the 26th Olympia Film Festival
- Feb 1, 2008 — Capitol Theater loses its marquee
- Aug 24, 2005 — Theaters Closing in Olympia
The Capitol Theater was opened on October 7, 1924. It was equipped with a Smith 2 manual 9 ranks organ. It was remodeled in March 1937, but was damaged by a fire on April 24, 1937.Repairs were made and it reopened on August 25, 1937. It received another remodel in 1948, reopening on May 7, 1948. It screens art, foreign, and classic films Sunday thru Thursday. Rock bands play onstage on Fridays and Saturdays.
The theater suffered major plaster damage to the ceiling during a February 28th, 2001 earthquake, but has since been repaired and re-opened. It is operated by the Olympia Film Society.
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