Notes on the Geography of The Philippines: Manila: Binondo, Escolta, and Ermita: Photo 10
The Capital theater opened in 1934, when the Escolta was still stylish. Juan Nakpil, the architect (1899-1986), knew his Art Deco: he started out with an engineering degree from the University of Kansas and topped it up with architectural training at both the Fontainebleau School of Fine Arts and Harvard.
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