Capitol Cinemas

203 W. Main Street,
Princeton, KY 42445

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Firms: Brueggeman, Swaim & Allen

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Capitol Theatre

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Capitol Cinemas

The Capitol Theatre opened in November 1939, replacing an earlier Savoy Theatre on the site. After a period of closure, it reopened in 1996 and closed in 2008. It was reopened in 2009 but closed by July 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was sold on June 24, 2022 and in January 2023 renovations were underway.

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rivest266 on December 28, 2008 at 10:21 pm

Showtimes for this theatre are not online. It is closed?

clemwang on March 27, 2009 at 11:16 pm

According to Tribune Media Services, this theater is closed.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 12, 2009 at 7:26 am

An item in the August 26, 1950, issue of Boxoffice Magazine said that the Capitol Theatre was being renovated. The item said that the Capitol had been built in 1939 at a cost of $50,000.

The November 11, 1939, issue of Boxoffice said that the Crescent Amusement Company’s new Capitol Theatre at Princeton had enjoyed a successful opening, the house being sold out in 30 minutes.

The Capitol apparently replaced an earlier theater called the Savoy on the same site. The June 3, 1939, issue of Boxoffice said that the Savoy Theatre had been closed on May 22 and would be demolished to make way for a new theater. Crescent had acquired the Savoy from Malco Theatres the year before. on June 29, 2010 at 3:58 pm

This theatre should be listed as “open” (since at least 2009).

KathyHershman on August 19, 2012 at 9:35 pm

The original theater on this site was the Savoy Theater. It burned to the ground in 1937. The Capitol Cinemas was built on the same site and opened in 1939. The Capitol was re-opened in 1996 and has been in continuous operation since that time. The web site for the Capitol is:

dallasmovietheaters on September 30, 2015 at 2:33 pm

Architected by Bruggeman, Swaim and Allen.

SteveAsher on March 24, 2016 at 4:33 am

I watched the original Star Wars here. The updated screens are great.

TJinSF on July 27, 2020 at 10:41 pm

Despite some community support and attempts to keep it going, the Capitol has closed for now.

rivest266 on December 21, 2022 at 9:52 pm

sold on June 24th, 2022

Jake Bottero
Jake Bottero on January 14, 2023 at 9:45 am

Appears to be under renovation.

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