Flint’s Historic Capitol Theatre Returns for the 21st Century
December 20, 2017
Architect John Eberson’s Mediterranean-styled reopens its doors to the community of Flint, Michigan, this month, thanks to a restoration headed by and the non-profit . Built in 1928 and added to the in 1985, the 1,600-seat building has been closed for more than two decades.
“Virtually every corner of this theater has a detail that evokes both fond memories and great civic pride,” says The Whiting’s executive director . A new lower level adds small spaces for performances and workshops, but the real show is upstairs, where refreshed plasterwork creates a courtyard underneath a ceiling canopy of stars—now shining with energy-efficient LED light.