444 S. Glendora Avenue,
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A few miles down from the Wescove Theatre, this was also one of the largest one screen theatres in the San Gabriel Valley. It opened on June 19, 1963 with Dick Van Dyke in “Bye Bye Birdie”.
In 1971 when I was eleven, I saw the movie “Mrs. Pollifax, Spy” with Rosalind Russell and Darren McGavin at the Capri Theatre (as of now this movie has not been commercially released in any format). I barely recall the movie, but there were many cameras flashing a few rows behind us before the movie started. The next day in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune newspaper we saw the photos of Darren McGavin at the Capri! We had no idea he was at that theatre. I can’t recall any big star going to a theatre in West Covina to see their own movie!
The Capri Theatre was converted into a 3-screen theatre on June 13, 1980. It was probably demolished in the late-1980’s, and where it stood is part of a parking lot of a small shopping center.
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