Cine Capri

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The Cine Capri is a theater located in Phoenix, Arizona.

History

For 32 years the original Cine Capri Theatre stood at the corner of 24th Street and Camelback Roads in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Cine Capri began in 1964 when the Federal District Court of New York approved Arizona Paramount Theatre’s application to construct and operate a new motion picture theater at the Barrows Plaza at 24th Street and Camelback. Such approval was required for theaters owned by major motion picture studios due to anti-trust laws.

Shortly after being approved the Cine Capri came to life when George M. Aurelius, vice-president and general manager of Arizona Paramount Corporation and Henry George Greene, A.I.A., N.C.A.R.B., consulting architect to ABC Theaters, teamed with W.E. “Bill” Homes, Jr. president of Homes & Son Construction Company, Inc. and Ralph Haver, president of Haver, Nunn & Jensen, architects for Barrows Plaza. Rounding out the group was Spero Kontos of the Los Angeles based John Filbert Company. Their goal was to design, build and outfit a unique, state-of-the-art motion picture facility the would complement potential neighborhood development and accommodate ever-changing film distribution and exhibition patterns.

The large, facility featured strikingly beautiful dual colonnades flanking both sides of the theater; ten pre-cast white, columns weighing seven tons each. They were supported with overhangs with copper fascias cured to achieve an antique green patina. ...
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