Flick Cinemas

2829 S. Camden Road,
Pine Bluff, AR 71603

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The Flick Cinemas opened in the early-1970’s with seating listed at 425. The theatre was located on Camden Road. It was closed by the early-1990’s and is now a Dollar General Store according the the article in the Historical Society magazine.

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rickradio on October 28, 2009 at 9:56 pm

I can speak about the Flick Twin Cinema, because I supervised the construction and managed it initially. The Flick Twin Cinema (2829 Camden Road) opened in June of 1978. I managed it until April 20, 1980. Commonwealth Theatres out of Kansas City, Missouri purchased the theatre in December, 1979, and I worked for them until I left to return to United Artists Theatre Circuit in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. The theatre was owned by SVB, Inc., which was composed of Robert A. Vogel of Little Rock (who owned the Flick Twin Cinema in Jacksonville, Arkansas, and several other businesses), Rick Beard, an attorney who lived in Pine Bluff at the time, and Grover and Scott Scruggs, who owned the property and the theatre building. They leased the building back to their corporation, and later to Commonwealth. The theatre did well. Commonwealth purchased it because they owned the other theatre properties in Pine Bluff at the time, including the Broadmoor Twin, the Malco downtown, and the Pines Drive-In Theatre. It’s a shame that the theatre closed. It was a nice house, well constructed and fun to manage.

TLSLOEWS on June 2, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Nice photo and History Richard you should know you were there at the start, it is nice to hear a Managers story you do not see too many of them on C.T.Great theatre name buy the way.

Gmax on December 21, 2011 at 10:27 am

I managed the Flick as an assistant…..then moved to the Pines Mall 4 as an assistant until I got promoted to Manager of the Broadmoor Cinemas 3 Screen. It was a pleasure working for UA however Mr. Matthews was old school Commonwealth and THEY were producers. He was my mentor in many ways and taught me many things. There were a lot of people that was afraid of the “big guy”…..(Mr. Matthews)….but if you listened and did your job it was a blast. Like the above post said, it was fun to manage. I took the flick over when it was a 1.50 house and Harlem Nights was on one side and The Little Mermaid on the other. It was fun wearing many hats. Carmike and First International theaters wanted “House Sitters” and not managers in my opinion. UA gave some freedoms…..but those days are gone in Pine Bluff, sadly to say…..there is an 8 screen at the mall ….all automated….and less of a “Movie Experience”

Necie on February 10, 2016 at 3:02 pm

Does anyone have a photo of the Jacksonville, Arkansas Flick Cinema? We would go there as young teens on weekends, and on school trips from Sylvan Hills Jr. High. I would like to see a picture of the neon sign of the theater from around 1972-1976 if someone has one to post on here. Thanks! Necie

Necie on February 10, 2016 at 3:03 pm

It may not have been neon tho, but anyway, I liked the way the sign looked when I was young.

rickradio on February 10, 2016 at 4:04 pm

I don’t have a photograph of the Flick Twin Cinema at Jacksonville, although I’ve been in it a few times. Robert Vogel, Jr. owned the theatre outright, as a part of Vogel Enterprises, Inc. in Little Rock. Vogel also owned skating rinks at Jacksonville, West Memphis and Pine Bluff. He had 25% interest in the Flick property at Pine Bluff. He also owned an air freight delivery service.

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