Capitol Theatre

171 Fitzgerald Street,
Northam, WA 6401

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Previous Names: Open Air Picture Gardens, Palace Gardens, Palace Theatre

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Press photograph of staff posing outside Northam's Capitol Theatre

The Open Air Picture Gardens opened before(1908?). Name changed to Palace Gardens in(June 1908?). At first the Gardens and Theatre showed live entertainment, and from 1910 skating(roller?). The first movies were screened in 1911 sharing the place with the skaters(not at the same time?). The Palace Gardens were roofed over in 1911 or 1912 and renamed Palace Theatre. The Palace Theatre was renamed Capitol Theatre on 11th March 1931 and had 849 seats. The Capitol Theatre was closed in 1969 screening Fred Astaire in “Finian’s Rainbow” & The Beatles “Yello Submarine”. The 700-seat Gardens closed in 1971.

Contributed by David Coppock

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davidcoppock on August 30, 2019 at 1:09 pm

Demolished(date unknown?). Site is now The Boulevard Shopping Centre

davidcoppock on August 31, 2019 at 4:02 am

Also called Northam Boulevard Shopping Centre.

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