Capri Theatre

1045 East Fairview Avenue,
Montgomery, AL 36106

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The Clover Theatre was built in 1941, and was Montgomery’s first neighborhood movie house. It was operated through the 1940’s by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Wilber-Kincey.

Renovated in 1963, it reopened as the Capri Theatre. Since 1983, the Capri Community Film Society has operated the theater under the management of Director, and Cinema Treasures contributor, Martin McCaffery.

Contributed by Ross Melnick

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brucelee
brucelee on August 30, 2004 at 12:24 pm

Great movie house!!! Currently plays independent films!!! Great southern charm!!!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 18, 2007 at 8:22 pm

This is a 2007 night view of the Capri Theater.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 22, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Boxoffice Magazine of July 19, 1941, said the Clover Theatre had opened on Friday (the 19th was a Saturday that year.) According to Boxoffice, the theater had “…ultra-modern appointments and decorations.” The seating capacity was given as 700. The first manager was Don W. Randolph, formerly of Asheville, N.C., and the projectionist was B.P. Bopkins.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 24, 2009 at 12:35 am

An item about the Clover Theatre, as yet unnamed, appeared in Boxoffice, August 17, 1940. The item gave the location as Cloverdale Road and Fairview Avenue. The new house for R.B. Wilby’s Alabama Theatres was designed by Montgomery architect William J. Okel. Okel designed a few other theaters but I’ve not yet tracked them down.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 21, 2010 at 8:33 pm

Not much of a picture on the night view.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on October 13, 2010 at 11:02 am

The Capri Community Film Society which has been leasing the theater on a month-to-month basis for twenty-seven years has finally been able to buy the theater, giving it a more stable future: View link

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