Sadly- the City of Racine razed this 1928 historic landmark building Feb 23 – March 2021. Take a look at these original, beautiful historic elements that STILL EXISTED until then, at the historic landmark Capitol-Park Theater ~ now it is gone forever. Except for its history. ( FB page for latest info.)
1928 architectural tiles on the façade Capitol Theater entrance and marquee Jan. 2021 – SAVE ME Capitol Theater renamed Park in 1981 decorative entrance to second floor ~ the 1928 stage, still exists! the 1928 proscenium still exists ~ proscenium details proscenium details ceiling arch the grand dome decorative ceiling element lobby details- Capitol Theater Racine 1927 Capitol Amusement Co. organizes 1928 Opening 1928-1981 timeline 1928 Opening ~ Built for Permanency 1928 Architects Dick & Bauer; Builder A.C.Kappel Co. 1928 ~ Handsome Playhouse 1928 organist at the mighty Wurlitzer 1930 Les Paul, aka “Red Hot Red,” played on our Capitol Theater stage when he was just 14. We are told that he often remarked that he got the “hook” when he played in Racine, Wisconsin at the Capitol Theater! 1931 $2/12 movies –ticket-book promotion 1938 Welcome new owner/manager Max Croft 1964 ad for epic film 1981 photograph: Capitol vertical sign above marquee 2020 letter- please help 2020 Dec. 18 ~ Letter to editor 2020 Dec. 24 ~ Letter to editor The Tea Room, in one of the Capitol Theater’s storefronts, 1928 ad 1928 architectural tiles still exist on the façade original, 1928 vertical theater sign-Racine Wisconsin Licensed architect says building is stable, can be repaired and restored ~ “Capitals” on the 1928 Capitol-Park facade 18″ of snow, building standing strong Snow on roof 2 weeks, still standing strong Why does inspector say this will collapse??? Where is his evidence???
~ So sorry, but pledges are not longer being accepted, as the bldg. has been razed by the City of Racine, Feb. 23. -March 2021; despite all of our efforts.
DID YOU KNOW? Les Paul played on this stage in 1930, at age 14! Cool! We have history! Please help to save this 1928 Capitol-Park Theater to once again become a public venue.
Capitol Theater Friends ~