Return of the Cine Capri
PHOENIX, AZ — According to a recent article in the Arizona Republic, the Harkins Theatres chain has announced plans to rebuild Phoenix AZ’s famous Cine Capri movie theater as part of a $17 million, 14-screen complex.
“It’s bigger, better and brighter than the old Cine Capri,” chain owner Dan Harkins said, adding that it will be the largest stadium-seating movie auditorium in the Valley. “We decided to use all of our resources to make this the absolute premier venue for the Southwest, which is (the same) in fashion and form as the old Cine Capri.”
The original Cine Capri, which first opened in 1966 and featured a wrap-around 60-foot wide screen with more than 800 seats, was destroyed in 1998 despite enormous public support. In fact, a petition created by concerned local citizens at the time garnered over 250,000 signatures, but to no avail.
(Thanks to Bryan Krefft for sending in this story.)