Uptown Theater

125 W. Main Street,
Superior, AZ 85273

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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.

vmovies
vmovies on May 31, 2009 at 5:00 pm

The Uptown has been demolished.

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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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…

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.

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

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

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

My photograph of the UPTOWN View link

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

A photo I took of the UPTOWN here:
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-Don

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).

GaryParks
GaryParks on June 9, 2005 at 2:25 pm

The father of a friend of mine lived for a time in Superior when he was growing up, and attended the Uptown. Several years ago, he revisited the town and photographed the exterior of the Uptown for me. The style is Streamline Moderne. The theatre appears closed and faded, like in the above description.

robertgippy
robertgippy on June 9, 2005 at 1:05 pm

In the movie “U Turn” starring Jennifer Lopez, it was filmed in the downtown area of Superior, with excellent exterior shots of the uptown. It still looks like a theatre, rather tattered. Don’t know if it is still there.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 23, 2004 at 3:16 pm

The Film Daily Yearsbook 1940 gives a seating capacity of the Uptown Theater as 435. In the 1951 F.D.Y it is given as 850.