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(Tribune File Photo) Seating and interior architecture of the Capitol Theatre in 1991.
A Look Back: Salt Lake City’s Capitol Theatre

First Published Oct 04 2013 09:27 am • Last Updated Feb 17 2014 04:43 pm

Each Friday, The Salt Lake Tribune presents images from its archives in a special series called A Look Back. This week’s entry features photos from the historic Capitol Theatre (known as the Orpheum Theatre before 1927). As the theatre undergoes another set of renovations, we revisit its long history in downtown Salt Lake City.

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Every gallery of the series is available at www.sltrib.com/topics/lookback.

Here are some of the previous installments:

Early settlers in Idaho

The 1988 Yellowstone fire

Episcopal mission on Navajo land in Bluff in 1950

Hotels and boarding houses in the late 1800s

Pony Express, postal service and telegraph in Utah

Early churches in Utah and Wyoming


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The mining ghost town of Mercur

Construction of the Salt Lake Tabernacle

Historic buildings in Utah

30 years of iconic rock and roll in Utah

Life on the Ute Reservation in early the 1900s

Women’s fashion in the 1960s

Dogs in Utah around 1900

Utah’s early cultural diversity

Utah artists from the late 1800s to the early 1900s

Presidential visits to Utah from the 1860s

Hunting and fishing in the early 1900s

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