THE CAPITOL THEATRE CELEBRATES
90 YEARS OF ENTERTAINMENT!
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On August 15, 1930, the Capitol Theatre opened its doors as a movie theatre. Reportedly the Capitol Theatre was the first movie theatre in Canada to be designed specifically for talkies. It was also a captivating “atmospheric” theatre. Patrons walked into a beautiful medieval courtyard at twilight. The Capitol offered its audience an opportunity to enter a magical world and escape from the challenges of everyday life during the depression of the 1930s.
During the 1990s the theatre went through a museum-quality restoration. The beauty of the original theatre was restored. The theatre would continue to offer movies, but with the restoration and renovation, the Capitol Theatre could also offer live stage performances.
Join us as we honour the 90 incredible years of entertainment and rich history through a series of events connecting our beautiful community of artists, volunteers, supporters, and businesses that have helped to shape what the Capitol Theatre is today.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Through the month of August we encourage you Shop Local and Win! Visit and support local businesses serving up specialty items through the month of August and offering an opportunity to win a 90th Anniversary Prize Pack. Also in partnership with the Port Hope Arts Festival, join local artist Lee Higginson as she binds our community of artists and residents together through a unique work of art created and displayed in the window of the Capitol Theatre.
ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND CELEBRATIONS Aug 14th – 16th
Join us as we cheer to 90 years over a weekend-long celebration. From live performances to a parade The Capitol wants to share this anniversary with you. To find out what’s happening and how you can get involved CLICK HERE.
STORIES OF THE DECADES
Actors, volunteers, guests, and community members recount their fondest memories of The Capitol here.
Join us on this nostalgic journey from the past nine decades. CLICK HERE to see what our community has to say.
LIMITED EDITION MERCHANDISE
Supporting local never tasted or looked so good. For a limited time only get your hands on the Capitol Theatre’s special edition popcorn tins! These tins come with a lifetime supply of popcorn to the owner while attending any show at the Capitol in the future — But you better hurry — there are only 90 available! If you prefer fashion over food then we also have an authentically Port Hope designed T-Shirt for your consideration.