Capitol Theatre

131 King Street West,
Brockville, ON

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Previously operated by: Famous Players

Previous Names: Brock Theatre

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Capitol Theatre

Located on the corner of Apple Street and Home Street, the Capitol Theatre was one of the primary destinations in downtown Brockville from the time it opened in 1913. It operated in 1986 making it one of the oldest continuously operating movie theatre at the time of its closing.

It was a fairly basic theatre with little interior adornment which is to be expected since it predates the movie palace era. The theatre was demolished quickly after its closing for the site to be redeveloped. The current building pays lip service to the demolished theatre.

Contributed by Chris Warden

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kencmcintyre on July 1, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Here is a postcard, circa 1940s. The notation of Main Street on the card is apparently incorrect.

DavidDymond on November 7, 2012 at 11:34 am

This theatre was a partnership theatre between Mr. Jack MacLennan and Famous Players Canadian Corporation. Mr. MacLennan passed away in 1965, so Famous Players bought the theatre from his widow and ran it successfully for many many years. The late Noella Desjardins (a top flight Manageress) ran this theatre for many years. She was well known and respected in the Brockville community!

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