Full House for Grand Reopening at Capawock Theatre

The scene at the opening gala on Friday night was in many respects back to the way it used to be: a crowd filling the seats, popcorn popping in the lobby and a film on the big screen. The Capawock opens to the public Saturday evening.

Screen Time Returns to Vineyard Haven; Capawock Reopens Saturday

The Capawock Theatre in Vineyard Haven and the Strand Theatre in Oak Bluffs are nearly ready for their grand reopenings to the movie-going public.

Renovations in Full Swing at Capawock, Strand

A newly renovated Capawock theatre in Vineyard Haven is quickly taking shape, and on Monday afternoon, the front doors were wide open and the occasional visitor wandered in. An opening gala is set for May 29. It's the same story at the Strand in Oak Bluffs, with an opening planned for June 19.

Green Light for Movie Theatre Revival

One agreement is signed and a second set to be finished that will allow two historic Vineyard movie theatres to reopen for the summer season, organizers say.

Theatre Campaign Sees Pledges Mount Quickly

A campaign to revive two historic movie theatres has raised more than a third of its $1 million goal. Mark Snider, who created a nonprofit to renovate and lease the Strand and Capawock cinemas, said he has collected $350,000 in pledges in one week.

Businessman Aims to Revive Two Historic Movie Theatres

Mark Snider, owner of the Winnetu Oceanside Resort and the founder of a new nonprofit, is finalizing an agreement with Benjamin Hall Jr. to lease the Capawock and Strand theatres for 10 years, and reopen them beginning this summer.

Shadow Puppets and Music Deck the Halls of the Capawock

It was mid-fall and local musician Adam Lipsky was feeling kind of blue. He looked around the Island and thought the possible venues for playing and listening to music felt static.

Possible Curtain Call for Island's Oldest Theatre

The Capawock Theatre turns 100 years old this year, but there are no plans to hold a midnight screening celebration. The oldest continually running theatre in the state is closed this winter.

Capawock Art Project Seeks Funding

Ronni Simon is widely known for her jewelry and the artistry she brings to her original designs. She also knits scarves and is a sculptor. But her next canvas will be decidedly bigger and more public. She is taking on the large outdoor wall of the historic Capawock Movie Theatre on Main street in Vineyard Haven.

Capawock Theatre Stays Closed; Owners Say Renovation Stalled

Capawock Theatre Stays Closed; Owners Say Renovation Stalled


There is bad news for Islanders and visitors hoping to catch the latest blockbuster at the Capawock Theatre in Vineyard Haven this summer. Owners of the landmark Main street movie house said this week that the Capawock will remain closed at least until August.