The Capitol Theatre opened in 1934. Showing first-run movies and hosting events, it was the center of downtown entertainment in Greeneville, TN. In the 1970s, the theater was renovated and reopened to the public in 1974. Main Street Greeneville purchased the building in the 90s after hearing rumors that the theatre might be converted into a parking lot. It was deeded to the Little Theatre of Greeneville, which performed a second major renovation, opening again to the public in 2002. During this time, it was the home of LT Productions and hosted sold-out shows for several years.
Local businessman Tracy Solomon purchased the property in March 2014 as an investment into his hometown community. The Capitol Theatre is now a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is becoming an active part of downtown culture again, hosting $5 movies, live events, comedy events, supporting the local Theatre Guild, and hosting community events. Private donors have restored the inside of the theatre, updated the marquee and the facade, and upgraded the A/V systems. With continuous support from the community and private donors, the Capitol can continue these updates and renovations.
You are the real star at the Capitol Theatre! Since the 1930s, you have been creating magic at the Capitol Theatre. And we would like to bring your memories of the Capitol Theatre centerstage on our Memory Wall, located in our lobby.