Capitol Theatre I and II

111 S. Brodie Street,
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 1B8

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Previously operated by: Famous Players

Architects: Jay I. English

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Capitol Theatre

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Capitol Theatre I and II

Operated by Famous Players, this theatre opened on November 28 1941 with 1,025 seats. It was designed by architect Jay I. English and interior decorations were by interior designer Emmanuel Briffa. It was twinned in 1984 and closed around 2000. It was converted to a dinner theatre with a medieval knights theme. This has since closed and the building was demolished in June 2014.

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

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CSWalczak on June 29, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Apprantly the dinner theatre is defunct. According to this document, the owner is willing to donate it for use a performing arts centre:

reignoferror00 on July 12, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Torn down June 14, 2014

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 18, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Emmanuel Briffa was the decorator of the Capitol Theatre. The architect was Jay English. It is on this list of his works simply as: “FORT WILLIAM, ONT., theatre for Famous Players Co., Brodie Street, 1941.”

rivest266 on December 9, 2023 at 11:58 am

Pictures posted. I think it closed in 1999 just before the SilverCity opened.

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