Capitol Theatre, Canberra

Image of the newly built Captiol Theatre in Canberra 1927
Title:
Capitol Theatre, Canberra
NFSA ID:
711479
Year:
1927
Category:
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The Capitol Theatre was opened by the Governor-General, Baron Stonehaven, on 8 December 1927. The Capitol was an immense, white, rectangular structure. Its front entrance faced a dusty road, called Manuka Circle. It was later suggested that it faced the wrong direction. The first manager was film cameraman and director, Franklyn Barrett.</p>