The Capitol Cinema (Shaws Building) in Stamford Road was built in 1931 by the Namazie family to host live shows. The style of the building is eclectic neo-Classicism, characterised by somewhat ponderous detailing. Capitol was later bought by the Shaw from the Namazie Brothers in 1946. Capitol then became the premiere picture palace of the Shaw group until the nearby Lido was built. The Capitol was home to the greatest movies and live events. The theater's live acts continued, along with movies, until the 1980s. With its capacity of 1688, the Capitol was Singapore’s premiere blockbuster hall until Lido was built. During the 1950s and early 1960s, Hollywood was king of the box-office. Capitol is on Stamford Road; is on North Bridge Road; is near Hill Street; is near Victoria Street; is near Loke Yew Street; is near Coleman Street; is near Saint Andrew's Road; is near Colombo Court; Capitol is geographically located at latitude(1.2936 degrees) 1° 17' 36" North of the Equator and longitude (103.8516 degrees) 103° 51' 5" East of the Prime Meridian on the Map of Singapore or JB.
The locations related to Capitol are represented by the nearest distances for a beam of light to travel and may not be nearest by road. For example, Capitol is located 90 metres from SMRT HQ Building. Capitol is located 95 metres from Ew13-Ns25 City Hall. Capitol is located 104 metres from Capitol Centre Car Park. Capitol is located 112 metres from Telephone House Complex. Capitol is located 122 metres from Masjid Burhani.
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|Telephone House Complex is located 0.1 Kilometres away from Capitol. Telephone House Complex - 1 Photo(s) Featured.|
|Masjid Burhani is located 0.1 Kilometres away from Capitol. Masjid Burhani - 2 Photo(s) Featured.|
|Stamford House is located 0.1 Kilometres away from Capitol. Stamford House - 1 Photo(s) Featured.|
Grand Park City Hall 0.2km, Grand Plaza Parkroyal 0.2km, Swissotel The Stamford 0.2km, are places to stay (hotel, service apartment, inn) located near Capitol.
Stamford House 0.1km, Peninsula Plaza 0.2km, Raffles City 0.2km, are places to shop (shopping mall, shop houses) located near Capitol.
Chijmes 0.2km, Asian Civilization Museum 0.3km, The National Art Gallery of Singapore 0.3km, are places of interest (attraction) located near Capitol.
Lee Kong Chian School of Business 0.2km, SMU School of Accountancy 0.3km, SMU School of Law 0.3km, are places of learning (school, college, university) located near Capitol.
Padang 0.4km, Bras Basah Park 0.4km, Esplanade Park 0.4km, are parks, playgrounds, open fields or commons located near Capitol.