802 Cortland Avenue,
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Opened as the Cortland Theatre in 1915.
In 1957, a new front was added and it reopened as the Capri Theatre on June 16th of that year. Despite the impact of television, it managed to survive until April 1969 when it finally closed its doors for the last time. The theatre has functioned for many years now as a church.
In an era when a large enough proportion of the population were content to wait for a film to arrive at their neighborhood theatre, rather than spend the time and money to take the trolley downtown to see films first run, theatres like the Cortland Theatre were able to survive and prosper.
If you lived near a street like Cortland Avenue, your church, your school, your grocery, and your movie theatre were all within walking distance from home. No need for a car.
It was all a long, long time ago.
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