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    Cox Capitol Theatre

    382 Second St.
    Macon , GA 31201
    (478) 257-6391

    Website: coxcapitoltheatre.com


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    The Capitol Theatre opened its doors for the first time on November 10, 1916. Leather furniture with mushroom air holes under each chair provided a comfortable and quiet motion?picture experience. The theater screen was made of gold?fiber, a modern answer to the problem of flickering on older screens. Admission was fifteen cents.In 1976 the Capitol Theatre closed its doors and was neglected for thirty years, soaking up rain water from a hole...

    The Capitol Theatre opened its doors for the first time on November 10, 1916. Leather furniture with mushroom air holes under each chair provided a comfortable and quiet motion?picture experience. The theater screen was made of gold?fiber, a modern answer to the problem of flickering on older screens. Admission was fifteen cents.In 1976 the Capitol Theatre closed its doors and was neglected for thirty years, soaking up rain water from a hole in the roof, sometimes serving various organizations, but never living up to the potential for which it had been originally built and for which it originally served – entertaining the citizens of Middle Georgia in a unique and grand style.The journey that restored the dignity of this magnificent theatre began in 2003 and culminated when the Capitol Theatre reopened its doors as Cox Capitol Theatre in 2006. Since that time, the theatre has become a cornerstone in the revitalization effort of downtown Macon and is once again a symbol of community, operating as a movie house and live entertainment venue.The importance of the theatre to our area’s economic growth cannot be understated. According to a National Governors Association 2001 Economic Development Study, cultural activities attract tourists and spur the creation of restaurants, hotels and the services needed to support them. In addition, businesses cite access to the arts, music and entertainment as important quality of life factors when considering a new location.


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    • Article: Interview: Kevin Barnes – of Montreal – Live at the Cox Capitol Theatre – 1/18
      The Blue Indian - Jan 16, 2014
      By Laura Corley

      The Athens-born band, of Montreal, will bring their new sound to a new place on January 18th when they perform in Macon for the first time at Cox Capitol Theatre with Wild Moccasins. The funky electric-pop band released their 12th album, ‘Lousy With… Expand

      The Athens-born band, of Montreal, will bring their new sound to a new place on January 18th when they perform in Macon for the first time at Cox Capitol Theatre with Wild Moccasins. The funky electric-pop band released their 12th album, ‘Lousy With Sylvianbriar’, three months ago. Though their sound seems to morph and evolve with every album, founder and frontman Kevin Barnes says the new one sounds so different that he considered changing the band’s name. He also says he’s excited to visit Macon for the first time and see downtown, instead of just passing through on I-16. Collapse

    • Event Name: Black Lips with Special Guests Curtis Harding and Shehehe
      Article: Interview: Jared Swilley of The Black Lips – Live at the Cox Capitol Theatre – 1/17
      The Blue Indian - Jan 16, 2014
      By Sonya Washington

      Running from the cops, making out on stage, and international trouser-dropping incidents: All of these beer-fueled shenanigans were somewhat synonymous with Atlanta-based rockers The Black Lips in the early days. After a world tour with stops in the… Expand

      Running from the cops, making out on stage, and international trouser-dropping incidents: All of these beer-fueled shenanigans were somewhat synonymous with Atlanta-based rockers The Black Lips in the early days. After a world tour with stops in the Middle East, Thailand, Australia and Turkey, shooting a documentary, and working alongside rock legends like Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney and Mastodon singer-guitarist Brent Hinds on their upcoming album ‘Underneath the Rainbow’ their sound has matured … but not to worry. One emailed Q&A with bassist Jared Swilley convinced me that they’d be giving fans more of the trippy, lo-fi flower punk they’ve come to know and love.
      It also convinced me that pranking reporters might be one of Swilley’s lesser known talents. They play at the Cox Capitol Theatre on Jan. 17. Collapse

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