Watch Capitol Memories

Capitol Memories is a weekly video storybook of Flint’s iconic Capitol Theatre presented through our new on-line archive.

Long-time broadcaster and author, Michael J. Thorp, hosts “Capitol Memories” from the stage of The Capitol, giving viewers an inside look at where the magic happens. Michael’s guests are community members who share their treasured memories of life in downtown Flint.

If you grew up in Flint, you may have a personal story about the Capitol as well — a first date, first concert, or maybe it was the first place you appeared on-stage. Your parents or grandparents may have taken you to see a show or the organ performance before a Saturday matinee. Do you remember looking up in amazement at the stars on the ceiling and the sculptured walls?


Some of you have just recently discovered this downtown gem since the completion of its historic renovation in 2017. We’re thrilled you’re here and part of writing the next chapter of history for this beloved community landmark.

Whatever your Capitol memories, new or old, we hope you'll check in weekly for a glimpse into the nostalgic pieces of history that helped turn the Capitol Theatre into a Flint icon.


If you have a Capitol Memory you’d like to share or need help taking a video, please contact us.

If you’d like to support this free programming and the preservation of the history of the Capitol Theatre, you can make a gift here.

For those of you who are new to the Capitol Theatre, find more history here.

June 11  Friday

Capitol Memories - Episode 6

Featured on episode 6 of Capitol Memories is Michael and Kay Kelly.

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June 4  Friday

Capitol Memories - Episode 5

Featured on episode 5 of Capitol Memories is Phil Hagerman.

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May 28  Friday

Capitol Memories - Episode 4

Featured on episode 4 of Capitol Memories is Mayor of Flint, Sheldon Neeley.  

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May 21  Friday

Capitol Memories - Episode 3

Featured on episode 3 of Capitol Memories is Patti Bergstrom.

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May 14  Friday

Capitol Memories - Episode 2

Featured on episode 2 of Capitol Memories is Steve Heddy.

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May 7  Friday

Capitol Memories - Episode 1

This is the first episode of Capitol Memories with host Michael J Thorp! Episode 1 features an interview with Troy Farah. Special guest appearance by…

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