Capitol Theatre Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

1584 THL

Scope and Content: This collection contains memorabilia, reminiscences, photographs, a movie poster, and a lobby sign that relate to the Capitol Theatre of Winchester, VA.
(1 box) Last updated 08/2016.

Biographical/Historical: The Capitol Theatre started as the Empire Theater on North Cameron Street, Winchester, VA. That theater was sold to Warner Brothers and renamed the Capitol in 1927. The entrance was moved to Rouse Avenue at that time. The Capitol was bought by F&M Bank and closed in November of 1964. The property was used for bank expansion.

Bibliography: Images of the Past. Winchester, VA: Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, 1980.

Cite As: Capitol Theatre Collection, 1584 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.


Box 1

Courtesy Pass, 1964, 1 leaf, printed

List of employees, 1960s, 2 leaves, typescript

News articles, 1986-1996, 26 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Opening Program—Dec. 6, 1928, 1 item printed

Program, Ads, etc., 3 items, printed

Reminiscences by Clarence Johnson, Jr. 1999, 6 leaves, typescript

Salary Receipt—Feb. 20, 1964, 1 leaf, printed

Ticket—Capitol Theatre Presents “To Be or Not To Be” (June 1-3, 1942) no. 321; 1 ticket, printed

Weekly Time Registers/Ledgers—[March 3, 1962-Dec. 27, 1962], [Jan. 3, 1963- Jan. 9, 1964], 2 items, printed booklets with handwritten text 

Sign—“Continuous Shows To Day
Matinee, Evening, Adults and Children,
Colored Balcony”

Projection Rods—arc carbon
negative and positive

Button off of coat from the Capitol Theatre uniform

Pin worn on the Lapel of the Capitol Theatre uniform

Mapcase 5 Drawer 12

Movie Topics—Nov. 19, 1937, 2 pages, printed, 1 item, poster of the Helen Morgan Story