Capri Theatre

300 N. Cuyler Street,
Pampa, TX 79065

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Capri Theatre

The Capri Theatre was built in 1961 to replace the La Nora Theater which burned in 1959. The theater closed in the early-1980’s and was briefly turned into a video arcade called ‘The Cave’.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 1, 2011 at 2:40 am

If the Capri was on the same site as the theater it replaced, the La Nora, then it must have been at the same address of 114 N. Cuyler Street. The building at that address is currently occupied by the Heard & Jones Health Mart, a drug store and pharmacy. It’s a midcentury modern building and looks to be about 1961 vintage, and it could have been a theater.

There’s another building in Pampa, at the northeast corner of Cuyler and Francis Avenue, which looks like it was once a theater. It has a vertical sign with spots for five letters, but all are missing except the bottom one, and that’s an E. If the E is original, it might have been the State Theatre, but the letter might have been left by some other occupant, so the building could also have been the Capri. The Overview here doesn’t make it clear if the Capri was on the same site as the La Noya or not, and the State is not yet listed at Cinema Treasures.

jforman on September 26, 2011 at 2:26 pm

The theater is at the corner of Cuyler and Francis

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 26, 2011 at 3:13 pm

The address of the building at Cuyler and Francis is 300 N. Cuyler Street. It is currently listed on the HGTV Front Door real estate website, with two exterior photos of the sort that real estate agents take with their cellphones.

malcolmdbc39 on October 10, 2011 at 12:15 pm

The theater at the corner of Cuyler and Francis is and always has been the Capri. It was “The Cave” a unsuccesful video arcade. I understand the roof has leaked and there is quite alot of water damage in the aud. I have not been in it since it showed movies and it has sit empty at least 30+ years. Heard and Jones drug store is the original location of the La Nora theater. It has a huge basement that was the screen end of the La Nora, but the building was rebuilt after the fire destroyed it.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm

The Boxoffice article Tinseltoes linked to says that Weldon Moore was the supervising architect for the Capri Theatre. I’m wondering if he might have been related to William J. Moore, Jack Corgan’s partner (and nephew of R. E. Griffith, founder of the circuit that became Video Independent Theatres.) If so, the Capri was probably designed by Corgan & Moore.

rivest266 on June 13, 2015 at 1:23 pm

May 18th, 1960 grand opening ad in photo section.

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