Capri Theatre

610 Greensboro Avenue,
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

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Ritz Theatre (Capri) ... Tuscaloosa Alabama

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Opened as the Ritz Theatre in the 1920’s. It was renamed Capri Theatre from April 12, 1963. Seating was listed at 500. It was operated by Wilby-Kinsey Theatres, and from 1969 thru 1977 ABC Theatres, from 1977 thru 1982 it was operated by Cobb Theatres.

The theatre is located on Greensboro next to the Alston Building and across from the Bama Theatre. From what I read the Capri Theatre had a 14 or 15 week run of "Sound of Music" but I am not sure of the accuracy.

The Capri Theatre closed in 1982 and the building is still standing but usage unknown Any further information on the Capri Theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

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MrDJDude on March 3, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Was the Capri another name given to the Ritz? Because according to a 1957 photo posted on the Ritz’s page…it was next to the Alston building. And the lobby building is the same.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 4, 2010 at 2:19 am

Phantom Screen is correct. Capri is an aka for the Ritz. Boxoffice of July 29, 1963, makes reference to “…the new Capri Theatre, formerly the Ritz….”

possum on August 11, 2011 at 8:50 pm

I believe there’s a parking garage behind that facade now.

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