Capri Theatre

525 Hamilton Street,
Allentown, PA 18101

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Capri Theatre

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The Peoples Theatre opened in 1927, and originally seated 504.

It went through several names, the Cameo Theatre (closed in 1941), the Transit Theatre from 1943 to at least 1950, and finally the Capri Theatre. I couldn’t find when the Capri closed.

The building is still standing and was one of many theatres along Hamilton Street.

Contributed by Chuck

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Glennk1112 on June 6, 2009 at 10:08 pm

I think that the Capri closed sometime around 1980. Eventually, if I remember correctly, the auditorium structure was demolished and all that remains is the Lobby building, modernized and converted to office space. The building was still being called the Capri and had a small marquee-like canopy that projected out from the facade over the sidewalk. This conversion took place around 1983/84.

bwmoll3 on July 30, 2013 at 3:59 pm

This ad above must be from an earlier theater in the same building. The Capri theater that I recall opened about 1968 next to the Americas Hotel in the 500 block of Hamilton Street.

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