Pix Capri Theatre
3023 North State Street,
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The Pix Theatre opened in 1940 by Van Downing as a 500 screen first run movie theatre. The theatre was a vibrant theatre throughout the entire time it was open. It was closed in 1957. Reopened in 1962 as the Capri Theatre. By late-1970’s and early-1980’s, it was obviously feeling the heat by the other multiplex theatres that had opened in Jackson.
By the early-1980’s, the theatre had switched to second run films then eventually an adult/porn theatre. It has been abandoned since the mid-1980’s, home to a clothing shop for so long but recently reopened for community entertainment purposes.
The Pix Capri Theatre is no longer open for first run movies and will go through a lot of work to restore it. Once restored, it is expected to become a venue for performing arts, a few first run films, mostly second run films, independent films and diverse background films. Although it needs a lot of work, the auditorium is gutted, has been for quite some time, but it doesn’t stop the theatre from being used.
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