Queen played there in
29.11.1977 - Not sure if the Capital Centre was known as the Capital Theatre in 1977.
06.11.1978 Queen Capitol Centre Washington, DC USA
25.07.1982 Queen Capitol Centre Washington, DC USA
History on the Capital Centre....
The Capital Centre (also briefly known as US Airways Arena and also known as the USAir Arena) was an indoor arena located in Landover, Maryland in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Completed in 1973, the arena sat 18,756 for basketball. It was renamed in the early 1990's for corporate sponsor US Airways but reverted back to its original name of Capital Centre after the airline dropped naming rights.
The arena was the home of the Washington Bullets of the NBA from 1973-1997, the Washington Capitals of the NHL from 1974-1997 and the Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team from 1980-1997. The three all left for the MCI Center, now Verizon Center, when it opened in early-December 1997.
The ACC men's basketball tournament was held there in 1976, 1981, and 1987. The 1980 NBA All-Star Game was also held there, as was the 1995 WWF Survivor Series.
The Washington/Maryland Commandos of the Arena Football League also called the arena home from 1987 to 1990. The Washington Power lacrosse team also used the arena.
The video documentary Heavy Metal Parking Lot was created by Jeff Krulik and John Heyn in 1986 in the parking lot outside this venue. It documents the heavy metal fans waiting on May 31 1986 for a Judas Priest concert (with special guests Dokken). When the documentary was filmed, the venue was named the Capital Centre.
The Capital Centre was home to several Toys For Tots concerts in the late 70's and early 80's.
The arena was imploded on December 15, 2002 to make way for The Boulevard at the Capital Centre, a town center-style shopping mall.
The Capital Centre was the first indoor arena to have a video screen on its center-hung scoreboard. The video screen was known as the "Telscreen" and predated the DiamondVision video screen at Dodger Stadium by seven years.
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