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Park Theatre

Photo from the Paul Grant collection.
3015-17 Washington Ave
Racine WI

Demolished 2021
Record #24702  
 Opened: May 30, 1928
 Closed: September 1, 1987
 Demolished: 2021
Capacity: 938 seats
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Capitol
 Previously operated by: Mid-America Cinemas

Information for this tour was contributed by Paul Grant.

The Capitol Theatre was sold to the Marcus Corp. in 1976 and was twined; at that time the name of the theatre was changed to the Park. The 2/8 Wurlitzer theatre organ was removed and installed the the new Racine Theatre Guild building. The theatre was closed in 1986 and sold to a local construction company, it has been allowed to slowly decay.

In April of 2004, a private group (Muri Entertainment LLC) purchased the theatre and has plans to completely restore the theatre as a movie and performing arts facility. Opening of the new Capitol Theatre for the Performing Arts was scheduled for September 2005. In September 2006, however, the building still sat unused.

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September 2006 photos from the Scott Neff collection.

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Photos from the Paul Grant collection.

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Last featured 6/19/2005. Last edited 3/25/2021.

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