Capitol Theater

1326 E. 119th Street,
Whiting, IN 46394

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Previously operated by: Indiana-Illinois Theaters

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Capitol Theater, Whiting, IN

Built in 1923, the Capitol was most recently a hardware store.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 11, 2013 at 3:41 pm

The December 24, 1920, issue of Variety ran this notice:

“The A.J. Obreshk Theatre Co., of Whiting, Ind., has been incorporated in Indiana. Capital $100,000. Directors A.J. Obreshk, Alta Obreshk and Chris Petrof.”

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 11, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Gayle Faulkner Kosalko’s brief history of Whiting’s theaters says that the Capitol Theatre opened in 1922. Owner A.J. Obreshk was already operating the Star Theatre, which he had opened around 1917.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Some original architectural details remain intact in the Capitol Theatre’s auditorium, mostly on the ceiling. The floor has been leveled. Three photos can be seen in this Facebook album by local firm Vavrek Architects.

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