Capri Art Theatre
1819 Madison Avenue,
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Previous Names: Idlewild Theatre, Front Street Theatre, P.O.E.T.S., Ritz Theatre
The Idlewild Theatre was opened in 1939 by Chalmers and Edward Cullins and partner Nate Evans. Edward ran this theatre; it was one of the larger neighbourhood theatres and had a balcony.
In the 1960’s it was remodeled into a live theatre named Front Street Theatre (after the street where the company was first located). It went through an adult movie period as the Capri Art Theatre closing in 1975, was a music venue under several names(more names than any other building in Memphis) including Ritz Theatre, was a gay bar then divided up into retail spaces and then cleared out again.
It was last in use as a special events venue named Madison Square with only the lounges and balcony structure remaining from its early days. It was demolished in March 2018.
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