Fort Edmonton Capitol Theatre
Fort Edmonton’s newest attraction is a beautiful re-creation of Edmonton's original Capitol Theatre, circa 1929.
The original moving picture theatre was built by the Allen Brothers in 1918 on Jasper Avenue between 100A Street and 101 Street. The Allen Theatre, as it was then known, presented silent films. In 1923, The Allen Theatre was sold to Famous Players Corporation and renamed the Capitol Theatre. In 1929, the Capitol was renovated for talking pictures.
The former Jasper Avenue façade that was in place following the original Capitol Theatre's 1929 restoration has been captured in this new building, which incorporates modern construction methods but balances issues such as building code and the necessary technical infrastructure with historical authenticity. The new theatre will be open year round and offers a four-dimensional, multi-media experience for film goers. It will also be used for live theatre productions and has a seating capacity of 243 seats, with an additional four wheelchair locations.
Capitol Theatre is located in Fort Edmonton Park on 1920s street, near the Hotel Selkirk and is the first project completed in the Fort Edmonton Management Company's 5-year master plan for the Park.