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 you an inside look at where the magic happens. Michael’s guests are members of our community who share their stories spanning decades of treasured memories of life in downtown Flint.
If you grew up in Flint you likely have a story about the Capitol as well, your first date, your first concert, or perhaps the place you first appeared on stage. Your parents or grandparents may have taken you to see your first show, the organ playing before the matinee on a Saturday, and you remember being bowled over when you first walked in to see the stars in 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 each new release to include an occasional behind-the-scenes tour. To be sure you don’t miss an episode sign up here.
If you have a Capitol Memory you’d like to share, 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.