The Capitol Theatre in Ottawa that George Harrison had visited on February 28, 1969.

George Harrison stopped over in Ottawa to critique Eric Anderson perform his folk music as a possible artist for Apple Records.  Click on the link for details: http://www.ncf.ca/beatles/harrison1.html

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Photo #1

The Capitol Theatre was a very grand and lavishly decorated old movie theatre. It was demolished by city planners in the early '70s probably because the new National Arts Centre which was built around that time, had a much larger stage area and seating capacity than the Capitol and therefore there was no need to have this theatre. (editorial: what a mistake they made!) Also, I suspect that "Heritage Canada", who is in charge of preserving Canada's historical landmarks, was probably not created back then to protect it from demolition.  Had "Heritage Canada" been in existence, I'm certain the theatre would be standing today as part of Ottawa's cultural heritage.

George Harrison at the Capitol Theatre of Ottawa, February 28, 1969
Photo credit: "Famous Players Collection"
Serial: PA-110969 - National Archives of Canada
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Copyright 2002 by the Ottawa Beatles Web Site


Photo #2

George Harrison at the Capitol Theatre of Ottawa, February 28, 1969
Photo credit: "Famous Players Collection"
Serial: PA-110976 - National Archives of Canada
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Photo #3

George Harrison at the Capitol Theatre of Ottawa, February 28, 1969
Photo credit:  Chris Lund, "Famous Players Collection"
Serial: PA-110967 - National Archives of Canada
Indeterminate Reproduction in Authorization for the Ottawa Beatles Web Site by Famous Players
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Copyright 2002 by the Ottawa Beatles Web Site


Photo #4

Somewhere George Harrison was sitting in this theatre, but I wonder which isle?

George Harrison at the Capitol Theatre in Ottawa, February 28, 1969
Photo credit: Bert Krugel, "Famous Players Collection"
Serial: PA-110973 - National Archives of Canada
Indeterminate Reproduction in Authorization for the Ottawa Beatles Web Site by Famous Players
Copyright 2002 Famous Players and the National Archives of Canada
Copyright 2002 by the Ottawa Beatles Web Site


Photo #5

George Harrison at the Capitol Theatre of Ottawa, February 28, 1969
Photo credit: "Famous Players Collection"
Serial: PA-110980 - National Archives of Canada
Indeterminate Reproduction in Authorization for the Ottawa Beatles Web Site by Famous Players
Copyright 2002 Famous Players and the National Archives of Canada
Copyright 2002 by the Ottawa Beatles Web Site