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Capitol Theatre

The Capitol Theatre lights up the night

Downtown Wheeling, West Virginia

Since its opening in 1928, this grand Beaux-Arts theater has played a vital role in Wheeling's economy and image. Support from local donors and a $200,000 Save America’s Treasures grant from the National Park Service helped the Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation bring the Capitol Music Hall back to life. The theater, reopened in 2009, lures today’s theater-goers to historic Wheeling with the elegance and grandeur of the 1920s. The theater is home to the legendary Jamboree USA, the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, and other theatrical and dance groups.

Photo: The Capitol Theatre lights up the night

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