Capitol Theater Interior, Photograph, 1926
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The Capitol Theater is a landmark of special significance to Port Chester, as well as to the region. Built in 1926, it was designed by Thomas W. Lamb, whose work included New York’s second Madison Square Garden, the Mark Hellinger Theater, as well as numerous other theaters. It is the last remaining work by Lamb in Westchester. Its exterior design, as noted by architectural historian Frank Sanchis, is in the Renaissance style, while the interior is a combination of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern eclecticism.

The Capitol was originally intended to be a venue for traveling Broadway productions, but over the years its use greatly diversified to include performances by well known comedians, big bands and rock musicians. By the 1970s its draw had declined markedly, and finally it closed in 1976. After undergoing extensive renovations, the Capitol Theater reopened to the public in 1984. It is currently operating as a facility for special events with catering.

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Port Chester

Title Capitol Theater Interior, Photograph, 1926 Format Photograph
Repository Port Chester Public Library Number of Pages 1
Collection Photographs Dimensions 9" x 7"
Call Number   Transcription NA
Creator Unknown jpeg File Name capitolTheater.jpg
Creation Date 1926 tif File Name capitolTheater.tif

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