Capitol Theatre

Dr Dadabhai Naoroji Road,
Mumbai 400001

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Functions: Movies (East Indian), Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Gaiety Theatre

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Capitol Theatre

Located opposite Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station (originally Victoria Terminus). The Gaiety Theatre was built in 1879 and opened on 6th December 1879. Seating is provided in orchestra stalls and a horse-shoe shaped circle. There were also boxes containing seats beside the proscenium. Although a live theatre, film shows were presented as early as January 1897.

The Gaiety Theatre was taken over by Globe Theatres of Calcutta in 1928, and was re-named Capitol Theatre when it converted to full time cinema use on 20th January 1928.

When CinemaScope was installed in the mid-1950’s, the proscenium was widened and the side boxes were removed.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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