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Location DB > Canada > New Brunswick > Moncton > Capitol Theatre
 Name
Capitol Theatre
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 Database Info
created by maZe on 4/5/2004 6:30 PM
last modified by Ben on 7/23/2004 10:53 PM
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 Overview
 Description
Visit the Capitol website for more info and take the "virtual tour"
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Active
Accessibility: Easy - show up and ask for a tour with specific interest on the whole history of the place
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
Address
811 Main
Moncton, New Brunswick
Canada
Owner: Capitol Theatre Board of Directors
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    The original stage was rotating. Original artists dressing rooms from the 1920's as still intact, under the current stage. Original movie reels and projectors still in the Capitol. Picture of the "resident ghost" in the Lobby of the Capitol. Great great decoration by Emmanuel Briffa. Accoustic is amazing.
     Security Measures
  • 24 hour guard
  • motion detectors and excellent alarm system - don't even try it.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1922
    Closed: 0
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     History
    Original Theatre was called Dominion, built in 1911. the Empress Theatre was built on the foundations of the Dominion in the 1920's and in 1922, the Capitol Theatre was built right next to the Empress. A huge fire damaged the Capitol and the Empress on March 6, 1926 and killed Moncton Firefighter Alexander H. Lindsay who his now known as the Capitol resident ghost. Capitol was a vaudeville theatre until 1953, then became a movie theatre. The theatre was quite neglected and finally closed at the end of the 1980's while the Empress closed in the 1960's then became a teen night club, then was used for storage then, was just abandonned. The City bought the Capitol and the Empress in 1991 and with help from experts in Theatre restoration, restored the Capitol. The original paintings of Emmanuel Briffa (the best Theatre decorator from the 1920's until his death in 1953). The Empress was renovated and is now used as well but not much was able to be restored due to the way the place was built and the poor state of the theatre.
    After the 1926 fire, the exterior walls of the Capitol were rebuilt with the same bricks, saved from the fire debris.
     Media Coverage
    lots. Just type Capitol Theatre Moncton in Google.
     Future Plans
    The Theatre is the only one in NB with historic designation. They are currently working on getting a Federal historic designation.
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    Old Historic pics
    Mon, Apr 5th, 2004
    posted by maZe
    5 pictures
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    maZe quick photo shoot
    Mon, Apr 5th, 2004
    posted by maZe
    4 pictures


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     Web Links
    www.capitol.nb.ca
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 11/10/2006 3:18 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Nov 10 06 at 3:18, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Sep 13 05 at 23:17, maZe made this location public
  • on Apr 18 05 at 1:52, maZe deleted some pictures
  • on Feb 6 05 at 0:10, maZe updated a gallery picture
  • on Feb 6 05 at 0:10, maZe updated a gallery picture
  • on Feb 6 05 at 0:09, maZe updated a gallery picture
  • on Feb 6 05 at 0:09, maZe updated a gallery picture
  • on Feb 6 05 at 0:08, maZe updated a gallery picture
  • on Nov 7 04 at 6:06, The Hitman's Daughter deleted a picture
  • on Jul 23 04 at 22:53, Ben changed the main information
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