Pix Capri Theatre

3023 N. State Street,
Jackson, MS 39206

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clingcom on September 8, 2017 at 2:17 pm

The photo that is included here is a still from the production of “The Help.”

crumbmuncher on December 29, 2016 at 7:03 pm

I remember going to see Saturday morning cartoon movies at the Pix as a youngster. When the theater was converted into the Capri, I saw the blockbuster Lawrence of Arabia there in 1962 and the movie Zulu in 1964.

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Joe Vogel on October 21, 2012 at 8:11 pm

According to Movie Theatres in Twentieth-Century Jackson, Mississippi, by Jerry Dallas, (Google Documents link) the Pix Theatre closed in 1957 and reopened as the Capri in 1962. Except for a brief closure from August to November, 1980, the Capri then operated continuously into the mid-1980s.

CSWalczak on May 16, 2012 at 10:16 pm

According to this article, this theater will be renovated as a dine-and-view with seating reduced to 200 in the original auditorium with two smaller screening rooms built behind the theater.

ahollis on January 31, 2010 at 2:12 pm

What child of the 60’s can forget the Saturday Matinees that Mr. Ad Orkin showed at his Capri Theatre. I can remember JACK THE GIANT KILLER, ZOTZ, 13 GHOSTS (with ghost glasses), ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER, and THE MAGIC SWORD.

I think my love for movies was nurtured here.

The theatre as the Capri was Jackson’s roadshow theatre, with the showings of THE BLUE MAX, THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES, OLIVER, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and GONE WITH THE WIND (1969 release). Other films I remember seeing here were 2001 A SPACE ODESSY, CAT BALLOU, THUNDERBALL, GOLDFINGER, ROMEO AND JULIET (1968).

kencmcintyre on January 23, 2008 at 5:53 pm

This site discusses the renovation of the theater: