Capitol Theatre

6104 Central Avenue,
Capitol Heights, MD 20743

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Previously operated by: Wineland Theatres

Previous Names: Prince George Theatre, Capitol Heights Moving Picture Theater

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Capitol Theatre

Originally opened as the Prince George Theatre. In 1923 it was known as the Capitol Heights Moving Picture Theater. In 1933 it was renamed Capitol Theatre and became part of the Wineland Theatres chain.

The Capitol Theatre was closed in 1959.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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SethG on December 5, 2022 at 12:32 am

Address is correct historically, but this would now be something like 6042, between the church and the city building on the corner. This listing also contains information on two completely different theaters.

The first(?) is shown on the 1927 Sanborn. It was in the old town hall, a two story wooden building further to the east, about where the church is now.

The newer theater was a two story brick building, and is shown on the May 1959 update to the 1939 map. It looks like it was on the 1939 map (which I couldn’t find online), but the 1959 map has a correction pasted over the rear of the building, where it had been modified in the interim. The newer theater was directly next to the city building (originally the volunteer fire department, and which originally faced onto what is now Capitol Heights Blvd), and there was a gap to the east before the church (which was a store on the 1959 map).

The address was changed for some reason when the streets were renamed. The 1923 map shows it between 61st and 62nd Streets, and by 1959 it was between N 61st Ave, SE and 61st Pl, SE.

SethG on December 5, 2022 at 12:37 am

I’ve added a picture of the newer building. The older one should have a separate listing.

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