Capitol Theatre

This tour is of the magnificent but hidden Capitol Theatre in Melbourne.

Address: Opposite the Town Hall (113 Swanston Street)

Designed by: Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin

Opened: 1924

Purchased by RMIT: 20 May, 1999

Capacity: 2,137 (original), 625 (current)

Notable fact: Described by architect Robin Boyd as “the best cinema that was ever built or ever likely to be built”.

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