Capri Art Theatre
1819 Madison Avenue,
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The Idlewild Theatre was opened in 1939 by Chalmers and Edward Cullins and partner Nate Evans. Edward ran this theatre; it was one of the larger neighbourhood theatres and had a balcony.
In the 1960’s it was remodeled into a live theatre named Front Street Theatre (after the street where the company was first located). It went through an adult movie period as the Capri Art Theatre, was a music venue under several names(more names than any other building in Memphis) including Ritz Theatre, was a gay bar then divided up into retail spaces and then cleared out again.
It was last in use as a special events venue named Madison Square with only the lounges and balcony structure remaining from its early days. It was demolished in March 2018.
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