Harkins Camelview 5

7001 E. Highland Avenue,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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Previously operated by: Harkins Theatres

Previous Names: Camelview Twin

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December 2012

Opened as a twin theatre June 17, 1973. It has since expanded to five-screens. This small theatre is operated by Harkins Theatres. It has shown foreign and independent movies for many years (at least since the 1970’s). It was closed December 10, 2015

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spectrum on September 12, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Auditorium two seats about 400, auds 1 and 3 looks to be about 250, auditorium 5, the “screening room” seats about 40. Aud 2 is a fairly nice place, large screen – auds 1 and 3 look like a larger screen twinned down the middle (off-center screen). The complex opened in 1973.

haiderodes on March 28, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Visited this multiplex for the first time I’m December 2012 to catch a showing of HITCHCOCK.

Posted two photos of the entrance.

Hillpiper on September 27, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Harkins Camelview 5 opened in 1973 as a twin cinema on an outparcel of the Camel View Plaza mall. The mall has since merged into Scottsdale Fashion Square. For decades it’s been one of the very few independent venues for limited-release films in the whole state of Arizona.

As of September 2013 Camelview is threatened with demolition as part of Fashion Square expansion. Harkins leases the property and isn’t responsible for the decision. It’ll be replaced with — parking and landscaping.

You can sign a petition to save this nice little neighborhood art house here: http://www.change.org/petitions/macerich-don-t-demolish-the-camelview-theater

Chris1982 on June 17, 2015 at 12:20 am

Initially opened on June 17, 1973.

rivest266 on November 15, 2015 at 1:13 pm

June 17th, 1973 grand opening ad as Cinema 7 – Camelview plaza in photo section.

Chris1982 on November 15, 2015 at 10:56 pm

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Rivest1266, this is a 5 screen not a 7 screen according to their website.

rivest266 on November 17, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Closing in 2016 for a new 14-plex in the mall. http://www.harkinstheatres.com/theatreOpenings.aspx

Chris 1982, The original name means that this was the 7th cinema in the Harkins chain, not the screen count. The cinema was renamed as Camelview in 1974.

The cinema was expanded on July 13th, 1990 to its five screens. Grand opening ad in photo section.

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Chris1982 on November 18, 2015 at 9:28 am

One your What is Rivest Doing, it would be much easier to follow if the years were in numerical order.

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