Capri Cinema

3425 E. Tudor Road,
Anchorage, AK 99507

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Functions: Retail

Previous Names: Majestic Cinema, Regency Cinema,

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Capri Cinema

The Majestic Cinema was opened in November 1975. It was renamed Regency Cinema on March 22, 1978. On April 13, 1979 it was renamed Capri Cinema. Located on Tudor Road it was throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s the best place to see art and foreign films in Anchorage. The little movie house closed its doors in 2000 due to declining audiences after the opening of the Century 16 in 1998 in Anchorage. Today, the former theatre is home to a sporting goods store.

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rivest266 on December 21, 2009 at 7:22 pm

This started to show in Anchorage newspapers (Google just digitized 1970-1994) in 1997. Adult movies 1980-1985

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Mike Rogers on July 21, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Now showing June 7 1990 is “TIE ME UP!TIE ME DOWN!” rated X. Called the “Fine gallery art cinema”

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 21, 2010 at 7:10 pm

“CAMILLE CLAUDEL” now playing at the Capri,Had it rated R and in the paper it said no one under 13. What?

TLSLOEWS on July 22, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Must be a typo.

blackcauldron on July 10, 2016 at 3:39 am

I remember this theater vividly. I’d watched “Crash” (1996), Breaking the Waves, Shine, Secrets and Lies… it was a great, small theater that showed films that you couldn’t find anywhere else in Anchorage, then and now.

NoReturn on July 13, 2016 at 7:57 pm

Is it for sale?

btmeacham on August 1, 2016 at 1:12 pm

I scanned my Capri flyers from the ‘90s if you’re interested in what was screening there (and at the short-lived single screen 35mm theater in the basement of Cyrano’s downtown) between 1991 and 1997.

jasoncinema on May 17, 2019 at 1:48 am

This is an incredible history to learn and just makes me depressed that no one has stepped up to replace this theater with one in Anchorage solely devoted to arthouse/indie fare.

Instead we’re reliant on whatever the corporate executives at Regal or Cinemark decide to book, or the sometimes suspect whims of the booker at Bear Tooth. It’s not enough; maybe one day a true arthouse theater will open again in Anchorage.

rivest266 on February 5, 2023 at 6:26 pm

The Majestic opened in November 1975. In March 22nd, 1978, it was renamed the Regency after a contest. Then, on April 13th, 1979, it reopened as the Capri Theatre. The theater closed on March 30th, 2000. Grand opening ads posted.

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