The Capitol Theatre opened March 21, 1921. Royalty Theater Company signed leases with the Taylor family in February 1981 when it then became known as the Royalty Theater. During the renovations, Bill Neville’s murdered body was found in the balcony.
The theatre remained in the Taylor family estate until it was sold in 1996. In July 2008 the building went into foreclosure. In January 2009, the City of Clearwater and Ruth Eckerd Hall joined forces to purchase the theater (renamed Capitol Theater) as well as the neighboring Pat Lokey building. They plan to renovate and revitalize the historic Capitol Theater.
When it comes to the paranormal, there are three major claims for this location:
– An old man with a goatee, known as “The Captain”, stalks the hallways in a blue coat and fisherman’s hat
– A ghost named “Bill” who supposedly was killed in the balcony by tourists
– A young girl around 10 years of age who playfully watches over the theatre
Orbs have been captured on film, alarms go off unexpectedly, and the chandelier will often start swinging for no discernable reason.
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- 405 Cleveland St
Clearwater, FL 33755
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- 27.965531248591418, -82.80093983261031
- Pinellas County, Florida
- Nearest Towns:
- Clearwater, FL (0.1 mi.)
Belleair, FL (2.1 mi.)
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Belleair Beach, FL (3.9 mi.)
Largo, FL (4.0 mi.)
Dunedin, FL (4.1 mi.)
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Belleair Shore, FL (4.3 mi.)
Ridgecrest, FL (4.7 mi.)
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