Capitol Cinema

403 Antrim Road,
Belfast, BT15 3BG

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Previously operated by: Curran Theatres, Rank Organisation

Architects: Thomas McLean

Styles: Art Deco

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Capitol Cinema

The Capitol Cinema was situated at the junction of Antrim Road and Alexander Gardens, opened on 9th November 1935 with “The Nitwits”, starring comedy double act Wheeler and Woolsey. It was owned by Michael Curran, and used as his headquarters. For the convenience of its patrons, the Capitol Cinema had a cafĂ© attached.

In 1955 the Rank Organisation acquired the cinema, but closed it on 11 January 1975. It was demolished, and replaced by Stewarts Supermarket. In 2012, a Tesco supermarket operates on the site.

Contributed by David Simpson

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Biffaskin on July 1, 2023 at 2:48 pm

Architect was Thomas McLean.

Biffaskin on July 19, 2023 at 11:06 am

Curran Theatres sold many of their cinemas to Rank in 1955, so this was likely when this cinema changed ownership.

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