Uptown Theater

125 W. Main Street,
Superior, AZ 85273

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Uptown TheaterĀ© Superior AZ...Don Lewis

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The Uptown Theater was located in an old section of town that a busy highway has by-passed. It was accross the street from the now closed Magma Hotel which was built in the 1800’s.

The Uptown Theater had a tall vertical sign with the name almost faded away and a few pieces of broken neon holding on. The town sits at the base of some beautiful towering red cliffs.

The Uptown Theater was demolished in 2009.

Contributed by Don Lewis

Recent comments (view all 13 comments)

gsjpom
gsjpom on June 25, 2005 at 2:56 pm

I grew up in Superior in the 50’s and 60’s and spent many hours at the Uptown. The features were cycled as follows: a double feature from Thursday through Saturday (including a matinee on Saturday); and another double feature Sunday through Tuesday. On Wednesaday they would show a filmi in Spanish, usually a comedy with Cantinflas.
Prices back then: 35 cents for kids, 50 cents for adults.
Kids were usually banned from the balcony (due to popcorn pitching). They had a couple of ushers with flashlights that would chastise the roudy and who also ejected those whos were acting in an antisocial manner (i. e. usually noisy).

DonLewis
DonLewis on October 18, 2005 at 1:11 pm

A photo I took of the UPTOWN here:
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-Don

DonLewis
DonLewis on July 16, 2006 at 6:09 pm

My photograph of the UPTOWN View link

4cruizn
4cruizn on November 12, 2006 at 8:19 am

Taken yesterday, 11/11/2006 at the Uptown.

compassdriveins
compassdriveins on October 3, 2007 at 2:55 am

The Uptown is actually just a shell. The auditorium roof caved in some time ago. The back wall of the theatre has been rebuilt but still no roof.

DonLewis
DonLewis on July 13, 2008 at 10:18 pm

“Uptown Theater faces demolition as public safety hazard as owner’s appeal for more time denied.” Is there any way to save it?

You have to be there to fully appreciate this one.

Don…

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on January 24, 2009 at 4:16 pm

5/27/07 View of the Uptown in Superior..
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vmovies
vmovies on May 31, 2009 at 5:00 pm

The Uptown has been demolished.

DonLewis
DonLewis on February 6, 2011 at 12:16 am

The Uptown Theater in Superior where the movie “U TURN” which starred Sean Pean, Nick Nolte and Jennifer Lopez was filmed in 1997.

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