Camelback Cinema I-II-III

7033 East Camelback Road,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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The Camelback Cinema I-II-III was opened in 1965, and was operated by General Cinemas.

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Ron Newman
Ron Newman on July 1, 2005 at 7:25 pm

The 1967 annual report of Loew’s Theatres has a photo of this theatre. The caption says:

“The CAMELBACK Theatre is a handsome, first-run showplace in the prosperous Scottsdale area of Phoenix, Arizona.”

The report also mentions that Loew’s acquired its Southern California and Phoenix theatres from the “Statewide Circuit”.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 13, 2009 at 7:14 am

The July 5, 1965, issue of Boxoffice Magazine said that Associated Independent Theatres of the West would open the Camelback Theatre in Scottsdale that summer. The new house had 850 seats.

The January 17, 1966, issue of Boxoffice included the Camelback in its annual list of theatres opened during the previous year.

nmariew2
nmariew2 on September 25, 2009 at 11:37 pm

Is this the “Camelview 5” Harkin’s Theatre?

movieguyphx65
movieguyphx65 on July 12, 2010 at 7:10 pm

The Camelback Theatre was located on the south side of Camelback road near Scottsdale Road. This where “MIDWAY” and “ROLLERCOASTER” played in SENSURROUND. The large theatre was split into 3 screens.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 12, 2010 at 9:39 pm

A.K.A. LOEWS CAMELBACK? Never heard of this one.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 12, 2010 at 11:45 pm

I bet the large theatre split into three screens looked horrible,much like was done to National Hills Theatre when it was tripled.I could only watch one movie there after it was tripled.and I got in Free and still couldn’t bring myself to see what Greed did to a wonderful theatre,much like CAMELBACK THEATRE.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 8, 2011 at 6:37 pm

Owners:
1945-1967 Statewide Theatres
1967-1972 Loew’s
1972-1973, 1976-1990 General Cinemas
1973-1976 Century Cinemas (from Brooklyn,NY)
3 cinemas in 1973
September 22nd, 1965 grand opening ad is at
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Allan
Allan on January 9, 2011 at 5:34 am

This theatre was still operating into the 80s and as mentioned was on the opposite side of Camelback from Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall. Camelview 5 is on the same side of Camelback as the mall, which is the north side.

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