Cine Capri Theatre

2323 East Camelback Road,
Phoenix, AZ 85016

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markmovies
markmovies on May 17, 2009 at 3:11 pm

I was lucky enough to be a manager at the Cine Capri. I was there for the “Aliens” thru “The Mission” era. I was the that last manager for the Plitt/Cineplex-Odeon era, handing the reigns over to Cinemark. It would be nice to see other comments from former employees, managers, and projectionists from the REAL Cine Capri.

Thanks to Michael Coate for the great list of memories.

Hollywoodsteve
Hollywoodsteve on July 14, 2008 at 6:31 am

There are some office buildings there and right on Camelback is a Starbucks (where the Cafe Casino used to be).

br91975
br91975 on June 5, 2008 at 12:55 pm

Can anyone confirm what was built on the site of the Cine Capri? I just ran a search on Google Maps and it looks as if one large building (retail, perhaps?) was constructed on the site.

Coate
Coate on April 11, 2008 at 6:59 pm

CINE CAPRI
PART IV: THE 1990s

Compiled by Michael Coate

Theater Ownership
Harkins Theatres 1990-98

01.05.1990 … BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (8 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
03.02.1990 … THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (12 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
05.25.1990 … BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III (5 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
06.27.1990 … DAYS OF THUNDER (7 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
08.17.1990 … WILD AT HEART (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
09.07.1990 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (RE, 1 week, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
09.14.1990 … POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE (4 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
10.12.1990 … MEMPHIS BELLE (6 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
11.21.1990 … THREE MEN AND A LITTLE LADY (5 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
12.25.1990 … THE GODFATHER PART III (8 weeks, Dolby Stereo)

02.15.1991 … THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (11 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
05.03.1991 … SPARTACUS (RE, 4 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
05.31.1991 … CITIZEN KANE (RE, 2 weeks)
06.14.1991 … ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES (10 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
08.23.1991 … DEAD AGAIN (5 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
09.27.1991 … FANTASIA (RE, 2 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
10.11.1991 … FRANKIE & JOHNNY (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
11.01.1991 … BILLY BATHGATE (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
11.22.1991 … THE ADDAMS FAMILY (4 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
12.20.1991 … JFK (6 weeks, Dolby Stereo)

01.31.1992 … SHINING THROUGH (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
02.21.1992 … RADIO FLYER (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
03.06.1992 … HEARTS OF DARKNESS (2 weeks)
03.20.1992 … THE INNER CIRCLE (1 week, Dolby Stereo)
03.27.1992 … THE POWER OF ONE (6 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
05.08.1992 … CASABLANCA (RE, 2 weeks)
05.22.1992 … FAR AND AWAY (4 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
06.19.1992 … BATMAN RETURNS (6 weeks, Dolby Stereo SR)
07.31.1992 … DEATH BECOMES HER (1 week, Dolby Stereo SR)
08.07.1992 … UNFORGIVEN (5 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
09.11.1992 … BLADE RUNNER (RE, “The Director’s Cut,” 3 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
10.02.1992 … HERO (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo SR)
10.23.1992 … A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT (7 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
12.11.1992 … A FEW GOOD MEN (8 weeks, Dolby Stereo SR)

02.05.1993 … STAR WARS (RE, 1 week, Dolby Stereo)
02.12.1993 … THE CEMETERY CLUB (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
03.05.1993 … MAD DOG AND GLORY (1 week, Dolby Stereo)
03.12.1993 … A FAR OFF PLACE (1 week, Dolby Stereo)
03.19.1993 … RICH IN LOVE (1 week, Dolby Stereo)
03.26.1993 … UNFORGIVEN (RE, 2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
04.09.1993 … INDOCHINE (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
04.23.1993 … THIS BOY’S LIFE (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
05.07.1993 … MY FAIR LADY (RE, 1 week)
05.14.1993 … LOST IN YONKERS (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo SR)
05.28.1993 … SUPER MARIO BROS. (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo SR)
06.18.1993 … LAST ACTION HERO (3 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
07.09.1993 … JURASSIC PARK (MO, 4 weeks, DTS)
08.06.1993 … THE FUGITIVE (6 weeks, Dolby Stereo SR)
09.17.1993 … THE AGE OF INNOCENCE (4 weeks, Dolby Stereo SR)
10.15.1993 … EL CID (RE, 1 week, Dolby Stereo)
10.22.1993 … THE NIGHMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (5 weeks, Dolby Digital)
11.24.1993 … SHORT CUTS (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
12.10.1993 … GERONIMO: AN AMERICAN LEGEND (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo SR)
12.25.1993 … HEAVEN & EARTH (4 weeks, Dolby Digital)

01.21.1994 … WRESTLING ERNEST HEMINGWAY (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
02.04.1994 … The “Star Wars” Trilogy (RE, 1 week, Dolby Stereo)
02.11.1994 … THE GETAWAY (1 week, DTS)
02.18.1994 … BODY SNATCHERS (1 week, Dolby Stereo SR)
02.25.1994 … THE REMAINS OF THE DAY (RE, 1 week, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
03.04.1994 … ANGIE (1 week, Dolby Stereo)
03.11.1994 … THE REF (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
03.25.1994 … THE HUDSUCKER PROXY (8 weeks, Dolby Digital)
05.20.1994 … MAVERICK (4 weeks, Dolby Stereo SR)
06.17.1994 … theater closed (1 week)
06.24.1994 … THE LION KING (12 weeks, Dolby Digital)
09.16.1994 … WOODSTOCK (RE, 1 week, Dolby Digital)
09.23.1994 … THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (4 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
10.21.1994 … LOVE AFFAIR (2 weeks, Dolby Digital)
11.04.1994 … MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
11.18.1994 … STAR TREK: GENERATIONS (5 weeks, Dolby Digital)
12.25.1994 … I.Q. (3 weeks, Dolby Digital)

01.13.1995 … LEGENDS OF THE FALL (8 weeks, Dolby Stereo SR)
03.10.1995 … OUTBREAK (3 weeks, Dolby Digital)
03.31.1995 … THE WILD BUNCH (RE, “The Director’s Cut,” 2 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
04.12.1995 … ROB ROY (4 weeks, DTS)
05.12.1995 … DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (RE, 2 weeks, DTS)
05.24.1995 … BRAVEHEART (4 weeks, Dolby Digital)
06.23.1995 … POCAHONTAS (5 weeks, Dolby Digital)
07.28.1995 … THE NET (4 weeks, SDDS)
08.25.1995 … BEYOND RANGOON (2 weeks, SDDS)
09.08.1995 … BELLE DE JOUR (RE, 1 week)
09.15.1995 … BRAVEHEART (RE, 4 weeks, Dolby Digital)
10.13.1995 … THE SCARLET LETTER (2 weeks, Dolby Digital)
10.27.1995 … COPYCAT (5 weeks, Dolby Digital)
11.22.1995 … TOY STORY (4 weeks, Dolby Digital)
12.20.1995 … NIXON (3 weeks, Dolby Digital)

01.12.1996 … TOY STORY (RE, 1 week, Dolby Digital)
01.19.1996 … MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS (10 weeks, Dolby Digital)
03.29.1996 … BRAVEHEART (RE, 1 week, Dolby Digital)
04.03.1996 … PRIMAL FEAR (5 weeks, Dolby Digital)
05.10.1996 … TWISTER (2 weeks, Dolby Digital)
05.22.1996 … MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE (6 weeks, Dolby Digital)
07.03.1996 … INDEPENDENCE DAY (11 weeks, Dolby Digital)
09.20.1996 … THE FIRST WIVES CLUB (4 weeks, Dolby Digital)
10.18.1996 … SLEEPERS (5 weeks, Dolby Digital)
11.22.1996 … STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT (3 weeks, Dolby Digital)
12.13.1996 … MARS ATTACKS! (3 weeks, Dolby Digital)

01.01.1997 … EVITA (4 weeks, Dolby Digital)
01.31.1997 … STAR WARS (RE, “Special Edition,” 3 weeks, Dolby Digital)
02.21.1997 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (RE, “Special Edition,” 3 weeks, Dolby Digital)
03.14.1997 … RETURN OF THE JEDI (RE, “Special Edition,” 5 weeks, Dolby Digital)
04.18.1997 … DAS BOOT (RE, “The Director’s Cut,” 2 weeks, SDDS-8)
05.02.1997 … ANNA KARENINA (1 week, Dolby Digital)
05.09.1997 … FATHERS’ DAY (2 weeks, Dolby Digital)
05.23.1997 … ADDICTED TO LOVE (4 weeks, Dolby Digital)
06.20.1997 … BATMAN & ROBIN (3 weeks, Dolby Digital)
07.11.1997 … CONTACT (10 weeks, Dolby Digital)
09.19.1997 … L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (4 weeks, Dolby Digital)
10.17.1997 … THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE (3 weeks, Dolby Digital)
11.07.1997 … STARSHIP TROOPERS (6 weeks, SDDS)
12.19.1997 … TITANIC (3 weeks, Dolby Digital)

01.05.1998 … theater closed

upmaurer
upmaurer on April 10, 2008 at 10:17 pm

I had mentioned microfilm and microfiche in an earlier posting in reference to researching old theater listings. Interestingly, since those are film media, they have some of the same problems that plague old films (and old slide collections), like vinegar syndrome, warping, etc. They can be easily digitized, though, using specialized equipment.

upmaurer
upmaurer on April 10, 2008 at 9:45 pm

Michael, thanks for doing the research! I lived in Tempe, so I probably saw it at the Camelview. The Camelview was always my favorite, I saw stuff like “Madame Rosa, "Black and White in Color,” “Wifemistress” and a slew of other foreign films. Those were the days … I don’t go back to Arizona often at all, but I always try to go to the Camelview when I do (I saw “The Celluloid Closet” there in ‘96. Again, thanks for the great work!

Coate
Coate on April 10, 2008 at 8:19 pm

“Jaws 3-D” opened at the following Phoenix area theaters:
AMC FIESTA VILLAGE 6
AMC LAKES 6
AMC METRO VILLAGE 6
AMC TOWN & COUNTRY
HARKINS CAMELVIEW PLAZA
MANN CHRIS-TOWN

“The Survivors” was playing at CINE CAPRI when “Jaws 3-D” opened. CINE CAPRI did run three other 3-D features around that timeframe — “Metalstorm,” “Comin' At Ya!” and “Spacehunter” — perhaps it was one of those that you saw there?

Hollywoodsteve
Hollywoodsteve on April 4, 2008 at 4:50 am

It’s possible you confused them, although the Town and Country is a multiplex with numerous smaller screens. Maybe you saw Jaws 3D at the Kachina in Scottsdale? It was very similar to the Capri, with a large curved screen. I used to love going through the microfische at the public library, looking at old movie listings and reviews from the 70’s.

upmaurer
upmaurer on April 3, 2008 at 8:35 am

Thanks for your reply … sounds like I’ve most likely confused the two locations in recollecting the movie. I suppose the only way to tell would be to look through old microfiche rolls from the time period for movie ads in the Phoenix Gazette and the Arizona Republic. For years that was how daily printed newspaper editions were archived. I’m not sure what’s happened to all that old material in the digital age. Digitized and available for a price, I’ll bet!

Hollywoodsteve
Hollywoodsteve on April 3, 2008 at 1:58 am

I was surprised Jaws (1975) and Jaws 2 (1978) weren’t there either. Although I saw both of those a block away, at the Town and Country, where they never showed a film that was also at the Capri at the same time. I saw Jaws 3D at the Harkins Camelview in Scottsdale.

upmaurer
upmaurer on April 2, 2008 at 11:55 am

Your 70’s and 80’s compilations reminded me of all the movies I saw at the Cine Capri back in those days. Thanks for putting those together!

One question: I distinctly recall seeing “Jaws 3 in 3D” at the Cine Capri. I guess having to use 3D glasses, plus it being such a bad movie, made it stick in my mind! Maybe I have confused it with another theater? I remember the curved screen and all the seats with no aisle in the middle.

Coate
Coate on April 2, 2008 at 10:57 am

You’re welcome. And, yes, I’m almost finished compiling the 1990s data. Look for it here in a couple of weeks. (It takes a while to do this type of research, as you can imagine, so I’ve had to stagger the postings.)

Hollywoodsteve
Hollywoodsteve on April 2, 2008 at 4:08 am

Great list, Michael! Thanks! Part IV: The 90s coming soon?

Coate
Coate on February 22, 2008 at 3:18 pm

CINE CAPRI
PART III: THE 1980s

Compiled by Michael Coate

Theater Ownership
Plitt 1980-87
Cinemark 1987-88
Harkins 1988-89

02.29.1980 … ALL THAT JAZZ (12 weeks)
05.21.1980 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (30 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
12.19.1980 … FLASH GORDON (8 weeks, Dolby Stereo)

02.13.1981 … THE COMPETITION (6 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
03.27.1981 … FANTASIA (RE, 4 weeks, Stereo)
04.24.1981 … LION OF THE DESERT (4 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
05.22.1981 … OUTLAND (9 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
07.24.1981 … COMIN’ AT YA! (6 weeks, 3-D, Dolby Stereo)
09.04.1981 … ORDINARY PEOPLE / THE ELEPHANT MAN (RE, 3 weeks)
09.25.1981 … NEW YORK, NEW YORK (RE, Uncut, U.S. Premiere Engagement, 3 weeks)
10.16.1981 … THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN (9 weeks)
12.18.1981 … PENNIES FROM HEAVEN (5 weeks)

01.22.1982 … ON GOLDEN POND (26 weeks)
07.23.1982 … THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (15 weeks, Stereo)
11.05.1982 … LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER (6 weeks)
12.17.1982 … STILL OF THE NIGHT (5 weeks)

01.21.1983 … SOPHIE’S CHOICE (14 weeks)
04.29.1983 … SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES (4 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
05.27.1983 … TENDER MERCIES (4 weeks)
06.22.1983 … THE SURVIVORS (6 weeks)
08.05.1983 … GANDHI (RE, 2 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
08.19.1983 … METALSTORM: THE DESTRUCTION OF JARED-SYN (2 weeks, 3-D, Dolby Stereo)
09.02.1983 … METALSTORM / SPACEHUNTER (RE, 1 week, 3-D, Dolby Stereo)
09.09.1983 … OKLAHOMA! (RE, 3 weeks, 70mm-Stereo)
09.30.1983 … BRAINSTORM (10 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
12.09.1983 … SCARFACE (8 weeks, Stereo)

02.03.1984 … NEVER CRY WOLF (4 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
03.02.1984 … AGAINST ALL ODDS (6 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
04.13.1984 … SWING SHIFT (4 weeks)
05.11.1984 … FOOTLOOSE (MO, 1 week, Dolby Stereo)
05.16.1984 … THE RIGHT STUFF (RE, 1 week, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
05.23.1984 … INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (17 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
09.21.1984 … METROPOLIS (RE, 4 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
10.19.1984 … THE RAZOR’S EDGE (4 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
11.16.1984 … GHOST BUSTERS (RE, 1 week, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
11.23.1984 … APOCALYPSE NOW (RE, 1 week, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
11.30.1984 … THE RIVER RAT (1 week)
12.07.1984 … STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK (RE, 1 week, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
12.14.1984 … ICEMAN / THE LAST STARFIGHTER (RE, 1 week, Dolby Stereo)
12.21.1984 … PROTOCOL (7 weeks, Dolby Stereo)

02.08.1985 … WITNESS (7 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
03.29.1985 … KING DAVID (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
04.12.1985 … WITNESS (RE, 2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
04.26.1985 … CREATURE (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
05.10.1985 … STOP MAKING SENSE (MO, 1 week, Dolby Stereo)
05.17.1985 … A PASSAGE TO INDIA (MO, 1 week, Dolby Stereo)
05.22.1985 … BREWSTER’S MILLIONS (5 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
06.28.1985 … BREWSTER’S MILLIONS / THE RIVER (RE, 1 week, Dolby Stereo)
07.05.1985 … FLETCH (MO, 1 week, Dolby Stereo)
07.12.1985 … EXPLORERS (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
07.26.1985 … EXPLORERS / THE EMERALD FOREST (1 week, Dolby Stereo)
08.02.1985 … THE EMERALD FOREST (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
08.16.1985 … YEAR OF THE DRAGON (6 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
09.27.1985 … AGNES OF GOD (6 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
11.08.1985 … THAT WAS THEN…THIS IS NOW (2 weeks)
11.22.1985 … THAT WAS THEN…THIS IS NOW / TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. (MO, 2 weeks)
12.04.1985 … YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES (4 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)

01.03.1986 … THE COLOR PURPLE (10 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
03.14.1986 … GUNG HO (7 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
05.02.1986 … BLUE CITY (2 weeks)
05.16.1986 … TOP GUN (9 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
07.18.1986 … ALIENS (13 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
10.17.1986 … THE NAME OF THE ROSE (9 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
12.19.1986 … THE MOSQUITO COAST (4 weeks, Dolby Stereo)

01.16.1987 … THE MISSION (7 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
03.06.1987 … LETHAL WEAPON (5 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
04.10.1987 … RAISING ARIZONA (6 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
05.22.1987 … ERNEST GOES TO CAMP (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
06.12.1987 … THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS (MO, 4 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
07.10.1987 … FULL METAL JACKET (10 weeks)
09.18.1987 … APOCALYPSE NOW (RE, 1 week, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
09.25.1987 … DIRTY DANCING (MO, 2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
10.07.1987 … BABY BOOM (9 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
12.11.1987 … EMPIRE OF THE SUN (10 weeks, Dolby Stereo)

02.19.1988 … CRY FREEDOM (3 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
03.11.1988 … SHY PEOPLE (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
04.01.1988 … BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
04.22.1988 … THE UNHOLY (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
05.06.1988 … DEAD HEAT (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
05.20.1988 … WILLOW (8 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
07.13.1988 … THE DEAD POOL (4 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
08.12.1988 … TUCKER: THE MAN AND HIS DREAM (8 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
10.07.1988 … IMAGINE: JOHN LENNON (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
10.28.1988 … DOMINICK & EUGENE (1 week, Dolby Stereo)
11.04.1988 … U2: RATTLE AND HUM (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
11.23.1988 … SCROOGED (7 weeks, Dolby Stereo)

01.13.1989 … THE JANUARY MAN (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
01.27.1989 … DANGEROUS LIAISONS (12 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
04.21.1989 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (RE, 5 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
05.24.1989 … INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (11 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
08.09.1989 … THE ABYSS (10 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
10.20.1989 … FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
11.03.1989 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (RE, 3 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
11.22.1989 … BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II (6 weeks, Dolby Stereo)

Coate
Coate on February 20, 2008 at 6:08 pm

CINE CAPRI
PART II: THE 1970s

Compiled by Michael Coate

Theater Ownership
Arizona ABC 1970-74
Plitt Intermountain 1974-79

RSE = Reserved-Seat “Roadshow” Engagement

07.15.1970 … THE OUT-OF-TOWNERS (9 weeks)
09.18.1970 … CATCH-22 (14 weeks)
12.25.1970 … SONG OF NORWAY (RSE, 19 weeks)

05.07.1971 … A NEW LEAF (10 weeks)
07.16.1971 … PLAZA SUITE (8 weeks)
09.08.1971 … THE RED TENT (2 weeks)
09.22.1971 … THE TENDER WARRIOR (1 week)
09.29.1971 … WHO IS HARRY KELLERMAN? (2 weeks)
10.13.1971 … LET’S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH (1 week)
10.20.1971 … FRIENDS (2 weeks)
11.03.1971 … THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT (1 week)
11.10.1971 … KOTCH (7 weeks)
12.25.1971 … STAR SPANGLED GIRL (4 weeks)

01.19.1972 … TOKLAT (2 weeks)
02.02.1972 … HAROLD AND MAUDE (1 week)
02.11.1972 … POCKET MONEY (6 weeks)
03.22.1972 … THE GODFATHER (34 weeks)
11.15.1972 … LADY SINGS THE BLUES (5 weeks)
12.20.1972 … THE GETAWAY (14 weeks)

03.28.1973 … STEELYARD BLUES (1 week)
04.04.1973 … THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS (1 week)
04.11.1973 … BROTHER SUN, SISTER MOON (3 weeks)
05.04.1973 … BROTHER SUN, SISTER MOON / FRIENDS (RE, 4 weeks)
06.01.1973 … THIS IS CINERAMA (RE, 7 weeks, 70mm-Stereo)
07.20.1973 … PAPER MOON (18 weeks)
11.21.1973 … THE LEGEND OF JEDEDIAH CARVER (3 weeks)
12.12.1973 … THE PYX / A NAME FOR EVIL (1 week)
12.21.1973 … MIDNIGHT COWBOY / WHERE’S POPPA? (RE, 1 week)
12.25.1973 … JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL (6 weeks)

02.06.1974 … SERPICO (8 weeks)
04.03.1974 … THE GREAT GATSBY (12 weeks)
06.26.1974 … CHINATOWN (6 weeks)
08.07.1974 … DEATH WISH (6 weeks)
09.18.1974 … THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ (4 weeks)
10.18.1974 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC (RE, 1 week, 70mm-Stereo)
10.25.1974 … THE GAMBLER (1 week)
11.01.1974 … THE SAVAGE IS LOOSE (3 weeks)
11.22.1974 … LADIES & GENTLEMEN, THE ROLLING STONES (RE, 1 week, Stereo)
11.27.1974 … THE KLANSMEN (2 weeks)
12.13.1974 … WOODSTOCK (RE, 2 weeks, Stereo)
12.25.1974 … THE GODFATHER PART II (13 weeks)

03.26.1975 … TOMMY (15 weeks, Quintaphonic Sound)
07.09.1975 … THE DAY OF THE LOCUST (1 week)
07.16.1975 … ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH (6 weeks)
08.27.1975 … NASHVILLE (7 weeks)
10.15.1975 … 3 DAYS OF THE CONDOR (10 weeks)
12.25.1975 … LUCKY LADY (10 weeks)

03.05.1976 … GABLE AND LOMBARD (8 weeks)
04.30.1976 … NEXT STOP, GREENWICH VILLAGE (3 weeks)
05.19.1976 … THE BLUE BIRD (3 weeks)
06.09.1976 … END OF THE GAME (2 weeks)
06.23.1976 … LOGAN’S RUN (6 weeks)
08.06.1976 … THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (3 weeks)
08.25.1976 … TUNNEL VISION (7 weeks)
10.15.1976 … THE RITZ (4 weeks)
11.12.1976 … BUGSY MALONE (6 weeks)
12.22.1976 … SILVER STREAK (18 weeks)

04.27.1977 … WIZARDS (4 weeks)
05.25.1977 … STAR WARS (60 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo from Sep.)

07.21.1978 … DAMIEN: OMEN II (5 weeks)
08.25.1978 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC (RE, 6 weeks, 70mm-Stereo)
10.05.1978 … THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL (6 weeks)
11.17.1978 … BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (5 weeks, Sensurround)
12.22.1978 … INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (8 weeks, Dolby Stereo)

02.16.1979 … theater closed (4 weeks)
03.14.1979 … NORMA RAE (6 weeks)
04.25.1979 … THE LAST WAVE (2 weeks)
05.09.1979 … RACQUET (2 weeks)
05.25.1979 … ALIEN (20 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
10.10.1979 … APOCALYPSE NOW (10 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
12.21.1979 … THE ROSE (10 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)

Coate
Coate on February 20, 2008 at 5:59 pm

CINE CAPRI
PART I: THE 1960s

Compiled by Michael Coate

Theater Ownership
Arizona Paramount 1966-67
Arizona ABC 1967-69

RSE = Reserved-Seat “Roadshow” Engagement

03.31.1966 … THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY (RSE, 13 weeks)
06.28.1966 … THE BLUE MAX (RSE, 17 weeks)
10.26.1966 … THE WRONG BOX (4 weeks)
11.23.1966 … HOW TO STEAL A MILLION (4 weeks)
12.21.1966 … THE BIBLE: IN THE BEGINNING… (RSE, 22 weeks)

05.24.1967 … CAPRICE (4 weeks)
06.21.1967 … TWO FOR THE ROAD (4 weeks)
07.21.1967 … BAREFOOT IN THE PARK (9 weeks)
09.22.1967 … A GUIDE FOR THE MARRIED MAN (4 weeks)
10.20.1967 … THE FAMILY WAY (3 weeks)
11.08.1967 … THE COMEDIANS (6 weeks)
12.22.1967 … THE JUNGLE BOOK (8 weeks)

02.14.1968 … GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (17 weeks)
06.12.1968 … GUNS FOR SAN SEBASTIAN (2 weeks)
06.26.1968 … THE ODD COUPLE (17 weeks)
10.23.1968 … SHALAKO (4 weeks)
11.20.1968 … THE LEGEND OF LYLAH CLARE (5 weeks)
12.25.1968 … FINIAN’S RAINBOW (RSE, 8 weeks)

02.21.1969 … ROMEO & JULIET (14 weeks)
05.28.1969 … WHERE EAGLES DARE (5 weeks)
07.02.1969 … TRUE GRIT (14 weeks)
10.08.1969 … IF… (2 weeks)
10.22.1969 … THE ITALIAN JOB (1 week)
10.29.1969 … TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN (7 weeks)
12.18.1969 … HAIL, HERO! (1 week)
12.25.1969 … PAINT YOUR WAGON (RSE, 29 weeks)

wpthomas
wpthomas on January 9, 2008 at 7:40 am

Ok, I got it backwards. But I knew he was still mixing on May 25th.

R2D2
R2D2 on January 9, 2008 at 6:56 am

That makes absolutely no sense at all that Lucas would still be working on the stereo mix on the day the movie opened!

Here’s a bit from the book THE MAKING OF STAR WARS (J.W. Rinzler, 2007) that should set the record straight:

[quote]“On Wednesday, May 25, 1977, ‘Star Wars’ began its theatrical run. Yet Lucas was still working on the final mix, the monaural. ‘We finished the stereo mix, which Fox resisted, and were working on the monaural version for the wide release,’ Lucas says.”

“Believe it or not, Mark Hamill recalls, the night the picture opened, George called and said, ‘Hey, kid, do you want to come down and loop?’ I said, ‘What are you talking about? It’s playing. There are lines around the block!’ Then he explained that the print being shown at Grauman’s was the 70mm stereo mix, and now for the monaural mix for general release, he wanted me to add a few things. Can you believe it? The day it opened…"
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wpthomas
wpthomas on January 6, 2008 at 9:58 am

Yesterday was ten years since they tore the Cine Capri down. I was there when the lights came up and they started tearing out the seats.

I would LOVE to see a list of all the films. I compiled a list of what I saw, from memory. It may have errors or omissions. Did Back to the Future III play there? II did.

BTW, everything I’ve ever read about Star Wars said that Lucas was still MAKING the stereo mix on May 25th, 1977. It’s funny how intertwined Star Wars and the Cine Capri still are.

Ten years. I still miss it.

Hollywoodsteve
Hollywoodsteve on January 1, 2008 at 6:23 am

The very first moviegoing experience of my entire life was at the Cine Capri theater. I was four and my 13 year old sister took me to see “Tommy”. This film was quite a sensation at the time if its release and I remember that 1975 afternoon quite well and fondly to this day. Of course I saw “Star Wars” with my parents two years later and that was also a huge event. My entire young adult life is jammed with trips to the Capri all the way up to “Titanic” in December of 1997.

I now live in Los Angeles within walking distance of the Graumans Chinese and Cinerama Dome but I will always have fond memories of the best theater in history, the Cine Capri in Phoenix!

What I would really like to see is a complete list of films and the dates they played at the Capri…has anyone seen anything like this?

jhammond
jhammond on December 22, 2007 at 9:22 pm

So sad the Cine Capri is no longer with us. I had just posted a lengthy remembrance of the Valley Art last night, when I came across this. I saw Star Wars at the Capri back in ‘77…7 or 8 times as I recall, and for as long as I live, I’ll never forget when that enormous rebel ship flew into the frame from the top of that big beautiful curved screen.

garryclark
garryclark on October 24, 2007 at 9:58 pm

I can still recall the excitement of seeing and experiencing the interior of Cine Capri in the 1966. I was about nine years old and the movie was the Blue Max. The articulated curtain raising was very interesting to see as a young whipper snapper. Our next door neighbor in Scottsdale of 16 years (62-78) was the manager of all ABC theatres in Phoenix until he resigned in 1974. A nice family man by the name of Harry Karp who used to give our family free passes over the years (Blue Max being the first).

terrywade
terrywade on August 12, 2007 at 7:32 pm

The first Cine Capri I think had a D-150 big curved screen? The new one does not have the wrap around curve look on the screen,just a small curve. At least they have a curtain! Long live the Cine Capri!

AtomicAge
AtomicAge on February 5, 2007 at 3:52 am

Michael Coate,

Interesting, I had always heard that the 70mm prints were not made until a month or two into the run. However it appears from your information that my recollection about the showing at the Cine Capri is correct. They started with a 35mm release on May 25, 1977; 70mm began Sep. 14, 1977. I doubt at the time that they were able play the optical Dolby stereo track on the 35mm print assuming it wasn’t one of the mono prints. Having seen Star Wars about 10 or 15 times over the year that it ran at the Cine Capri I do remember how dramatic change in the sound was when they finely got the 70mm print.

Coate
Coate on January 29, 2007 at 10:50 pm

Tmannheim48:
I have a copy of that Salt Lake City newspaper article regarding the CENTRE’s “Star Wars” upgrade to 70mm! It was published in August of ‘77. Similar articles were published in many other newspapers across the country.

Atomic Age:
There were definitely 70mm blow-up prints of “Star Wars” available on the movie’s opening day. My research indicates there were eight of them and the theatres in which they were booked are identified in my retrospective article “May 25, 1977: A Day Long Remembered.”

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And here’s a companion piece that lists the 70mm engagements throughout the movie’s entire run, including the upgrade locations, which includes Phoenix and the CINE CAPRI.

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