Capri Theatre

525 Hamilton Street,
Allentown, PA 18101

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bwmoll3 on July 30, 2013 at 10:59 am

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.

Glennk1112 on June 6, 2009 at 5:08 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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 17, 2009 at 2:35 pm

I’m a little confused with the timeline. A Marr & Colton organ was installed in the Cameo Theater in 1927. In 1930 there is a 638 seat Cameo Theater. The 1935 Film Daily lists a 650 seat Transit Theater but no Cameo Theater.