Capitol Theatre

When the Capitol opened in 1934, it soon became the premier entertainment place. Since the Capitol was completely renovated in 2008, it has enjoyed overwhelming popularity. The creative revival of this historic gem has been a labor of love, and its storied history and old Hollywood ambiance are wonderfully unique. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television’s Tennessee Crossroads.

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Do you remember the days before DVD's and video games when the most exciting way to spend a Saturday was to go to a double feature at a big downtown movie theater? Rob Wilds remembers those days quite vividly. Which is one reason he was glad to visit a place that still has that old-time aura of excitement and escape about it. The Capitol Theatre in Maryville.

Rob Wilds has been a part of the Tennessee Crossroads family since 1993. As one of our most frequent producers, and the recipient of several journalism awards throughout his various careers, Rob finds that the best reward for his work is meeting the fascinating people and visiting the interesting places he encounters in his travels. A presence in television, radio and print reporter for more than 20 years, Rob is a teacher, writer, producer and director as well as an actor (with appearances in feature films, television shows and on stage).

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