Capitol Theatre (Passaic, New Jersey)

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The Capitol Theatre was an entertainment venue located at the intersection of Monroe Street and Central Avenue in Passaic, New Jersey. Built in 1926 as a vaudeville house, the Capitol later served as a movie theater (in its later years a XXX movie theatre) and (after John Scher bought the property) a venue for rock concerts.

Throughout the 1970s and into the mid-1980s, the 3,200-seat theatre was a popular stop on nearly every major rock artist's tour. The venue was known for its in-house video system which resulted in a number of good quality, black and white video bootlegs. After it closed, the building fell into disrepair and it was demolished in April 1991. A shopping center known as Capitol Plaza occupies the site now.

The Marshall Tucker Band concert from February 18, 1977, which was recorded at the Capitol Theatre was released on December 4, 2007 as a 2 CD/DVD package, called Carolina Dreams Tour '77 marking the 30th anniversary of the concert, on Shout! Factory/Ramblin' Records distributed by Sony BMG. This is the only known footage of a complete concert by the original members.

The video for the #1 hit by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, and Sting called " All For Love" was filmed at the Capitol Theatre.

The band The Brothers Johnson filmed a live video at the theater on April 25, 1980.

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Coordinates: 40°51′51″N 74°07′42″W / 40.86418°N 74.12820°W / 40.86418; -74.12820