City Bulldozes Capitol Theater – Racine County Eye

1March 2021

After a committee attempted to conserve the Capitol Theater, 3017 Washington Ave., the city bulldozed the historical theater on Monday, March 1, 2021. The Capitol Theater Restoration Committee, affiliated with the West Racine Alliance, worked to stop the raze but fell short of conserving this piece of Racine's history.

According to the Wisconsin Historical Society, it was built in 1928. The two-story building ran as a movie theater and vaudeville location. It was twinned in 1976. Marcus Cinemas purchased this landmark in 1981. Give the place it was renamed “the Park” in 1981, as specified in a post published here by On Milwaukee. The place closed in 1986.

To learn more about the history, view this site here.

Recently, a group of protestors gathered to express their opinions about dismantling the archaeological site. Images from this occasion are provided by Rob Knight and are included in the very first gallery. Their efforts did not halt the damage. Consisted of in the 2nd gallery are images by Knight which showcase the demolition performed by Azarian Wrecking on March 1, 2021.


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