Community Theatre, Recitals, Theatre and Dance troupes and much more
421 Victoria St.
Wild miners had given way to settled folks as the mines and smelters closed and growth leveled out. Like all cities, Nelson desired the celluloid culture of the cinema. The glamour and glitter of the Capitol Theatre emerged from the humdrum earthy Central Garage which had been built earlier in 1924 on Victoria Street. In March of 1927, Mr. A.H. Green, a prominent Nelson contractor, commissioned the Vancouver firm of Townley & Matheson to design a theatre for him. Work began in April, and on September the 5th, 1927, the Capitol Theatre officially opened at a cost of $75,000.
The Capitol is Nelson's premiere entertainment centre. It hosts film nights, touring shows, opera, a Christmas show, a summer theatre program for youth, and is a venue for local live theatre and dance.
The Civic Theatre
Movies and special events
719 Vernon St.