By: Lesley

Dec 21 2011

Category: Port Hope


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Built in 1930 as Canada’s first movie house for talkies, this fully renovated theatre now offers theatre, dance, music and film performances (and, for the rest of this week, decorated Christmas trees). The marquee replicates a drawbridge held up by heavy chains.

Participating in signs, signs

13 comments on “Capitol”

  1. Nice to see a old movie theatre left standing. As a kid I spent a lot of time in them at the Saturday matinee. That’s when we would see two moves, a cartoon, Three Stooges short and a news reel. In those days I could take my six guns (cap gun) and help Roy, Hoppy and Gene clean up the bad guys.

  2. Beautiful! And I love the wall sconces, too.
    I wonder if I have enough time to check out this Christmas tree & lights display?!

  3. Kudos to the people who decided to renovate this building instead of tearing it down. 🙂

  4. This building is wonderful! A sense of olde worlde refreshed with new ideas! It lives!

  5. I love everything about this place! Thanks for showing us.

  6. i’ve never seen a movie in anything other than the cineplex.

  7. What a wonderful Art Deco building and sign! Great shot.

  8. I love the old theaters
    this one is a beauty

  9. We have a magnificent Capitol Theatre in Sydney too.

  10. How cool of them to leave this great old sign, instead of replacing it with a modern one. Nice to see!

  11. I love the framing of this interesting building, pretty picture.

  12. I love this old sign – I’m so glad these old ‘talkie’ theaters are being renovated into performance theaters – we have several around here that have done this. Some of them are even for rent for birthday parties and the like.

  13. I love seeing when cities come together to save the old movie houses. This is a wonderful one. So glad you all still have it. Love the architecture and the sign.genie

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