Capri Cinema III & IV

5306 Kingston Pike NW,
Knoxville, TN 37919

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The Capri Cinema

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Built adjacent to the Pike Theatre (which later became the Capri Cinemas I & II), this opened as the Capri 70 in 1967. The theatre was twined in the 1970’s.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 3, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Sept.28 1967 Now showing Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. Shows start at 2:30 at the Capri Rocking chair theatre, There was a no reserved seating.Tickets were $1.75 for evening shows and $1.50 for matinees.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 14, 2010 at 6:39 am

The Capri Cinema and Capri-70 Cinerama is how a Boxoffice article of March 26, 1973, styled this twin. The article was about the opening of the new Capri Terrace by the Simpson Operating Company, the same chain that operated the earlier Capri cinemas.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 21, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Oct 24 1964 and “A SHOT IN THE DARK” with Peter Sellers is on its 3rd big week.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 26, 2010 at 3:23 am

The theater’s aka should be Capri-70, not Capri 75. It was a 70mm Cinerama house. See the opening day ad on this web page.

It should probably also have the aka Pike Theatre, as the Capri 70 was an addition to the Pike, which was renamed the Capri Theatre when the second auditorium was built. Of course, that would create a problem with the “status” field, as the original Pike Theatre has been largely demolished, while the second auditorium building is still standing. I don’t think the status field was designed to display both closed and closed/demolished.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 30, 2010 at 1:14 pm

You’re right Joe.

SeeingI on January 11, 2011 at 6:05 am

I can recall seeing Quest for Fire, Iceman, The Right Stuff and Ghostbusters at this venue. The “rocking chairs” were always a thrill for us kids. Very odd to see it turned into a home decor store now! Right across the street is the Capri Terrace (aka Terrace Tap House) which is a Knoxville landmark, or should be.

Gcaplan on November 24, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Very interesting forum do you guys have get togethers to discuss movies and movie theaters ? let me know

tntim on February 26, 2013 at 10:04 am

The world premiere of “A Walk in The Spring Rain” was held at the Capri-70 on April 9, 1970. I have posted pictures of the event in the photos section.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on July 16, 2013 at 5:57 pm

An article in the April 1991 issue of Boxoffice states that Regal Cinemas acquired the Capri from United Artists. Is that this Capri or the other one?

tntim on July 19, 2013 at 9:19 am

They acquired both the Capri I & II and the Capri III & IV. At this point both theatres had been combined into one complex.

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