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The Capitol Theatre

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149 Westchester Ave
Port Chester , NY , 10573
Phone: 914-937-4126
41° 0' 5.31" N, 73° 39' 55.584" W
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The Capitol Theatre, designed by noted architect Thomas Lamb, opened on Wednesday, August 18, 1926, as a dignified playhouse with great decorative beauty and luxurious comfort. The open letter to Port Chester residents published in the newspaper that week boasted that it would contain “the only theater refrigerating system in Westchester County.” The grand opening, which included a performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” by a ten-piece orchestra and a showing of Sea Wolf, sold out all of its seats (then 2,000) and had to turn hundreds away.