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.