Capitol Theatre

17 Stamford Road,
Singapore 179103

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Previously operated by: Shaw Organization

Firms: Keys & Dowdeswell

Functions: Live Theatre

Styles: Neo-Classical

Previous Names: Kyo-Ei Gekkyo

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Capitol Theatre

Located in downtown Singapore at the corner of Stamford Road and North Bridge Road. The immense Capitol Theatre opened in 1929. It was bought by the Shaw circuit from the Namaze Brothers in 1946 and became the premiere picture palace of the Shaw group until the nearby Lido Cinema was built.

The Capitol Theatre was home to the greatest movies and live events. The theatre’s live acts continued, along with movies, until 1998.

Closed for many years, it was restored and reopened as a live theatre on 19th May, 2015.

Contributed by Ross Melnick

Recent comments (view all 13 comments)

northwindbrat on August 11, 2006 at 3:27 pm

Here are some photos of the theater now: View link

AdoraKiaOra on July 28, 2008 at 2:07 am

I’ve just arrived in Singapore and have just noticed that the Capitol has been given a new lick of paint. From my hotel room 38 floors above the theatre it even looks like it has a renovated roof!
Anyone have any news?
I will make some enquiries while I/m here.

AdoraKiaOra on July 28, 2008 at 2:09 am

It has 100% been done up since the above pictures were submitted.

kencmcintyre on August 1, 2008 at 9:06 pm

What’s the address?

digitalmozart on April 9, 2011 at 9:14 am

Here’s a picture of the cinema’s hall. I came across it via an open door today while at that area and took a photo of it. Was surprised that it’s still largely intact despite being dis-used for such a long time.

View link

irishcine on November 29, 2011 at 12:58 am

No signs of any activity here on a recent visit, still closed as are associated business premises.

digitalmozart on November 30, 2011 at 2:03 am

Check out my writeup + photos of the interior of the theatre.

atmos on April 28, 2018 at 7:46 pm

Restored and reopened as live theatre on 19 May 2015.

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