Capitol Theatre (Moncton)

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Capitol Theatre
Capitolmoncton.jpg
The Capitol Theatre
Location 811 Main Street
Moncton, New Brunswick
E1C 1G1
Coordinates 46°05′18″N 64°46′45″W / 46.08825°N 64.779068°W / 46.08825; -64.779068
Capacity 800
Construction
Opened 1922
Rebuilt 1993
Website
www.capitol.nb.ca

The Capitol Theatre (French: Théâtre Capitol) in downtown Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada is an 800-seat, restored 1920s-era vaudeville house on Main Street that serves as the centre for cultural entertainment for the city. Designed by René-Arthur Fréchet in 1920, it was rebuilt by Fréchet in 1926 after it burned.[1] Having been converted to a cinema early in its history, the theatre was purchased by the City of Moncton in 1991, restored to its original look commencing in 1992, and was officially reopened as a performance space in 1993. It hosts the productions of Theatre New Brunswick and The Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada, as well as symphony orchestra and dance performances.

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  1. ^ René-Arthur Fréchet, Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada 1800-1950

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