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Port Hope Capitol Theatre

Port Hope Capitol Theatre

Photos and transcription by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December 2017

Port Hope Capitol Theatre


Port Hope Capitol Theatre


Port Hope Capitol Theatre

Plaque Location

The County of Northumberland
The Municipality of Port Hope
On the west side of Queen Street
just south of Walton Street (Road 2)

Coordinates: 43.950821, -78.293159


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Plaque Text

Constructed in 1930 and designed by Canadian architect Murray Brown, this theatre was one of the first cinemas in Canada to be created specifically for the presentation of "talkies." Its twilight sky ceiling, nocturnal ambiance and interior walls that evoke a medieval castle make it a remarkable example of a small-town atmospheric style theatre. Closed in 1987, it was restored and then reopened in 1995 as a multi-purpose theatre, thanks to a campaign led by a group of dedicated citizens. Its high level of architectural integrity and excellent physical condition make it a rare example of its kind still in operation in this country.

Related Toronto plaques
Allen's Danforth Theatre 1919
Allenby Theatre 1936
Cinemas of St. Clair West
Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres


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