Capri Theatre

607 Greensboro Avenue,
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 29, 2015 at 2:44 am

The Capri can’t have been at 610 Greensboro Avenue if it was next door to the Alston Building and across from the even-numbered Bama Theatre. It must have had an odd-numbered address. I can’t find an address for Alston Place, but the Lorch Diamond Center to the south of the theater’s location is at 611.

The Capri was probably at 607 S. Greensboro, which would mean it was originally the house called the Belveldere Theatre, found at that address on a master list of buildings designed by Birmingham architect D. O. Whilldin that was compiled by Thomas M. Shelby. Shelby lists the Belvedere as a 1923 project.

possum on August 11, 2011 at 6:50 pm

I believe there’s a parking garage behind that facade now.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 4, 2010 at 12:19 am

Phantom Screen is correct. Capri is an aka for the Ritz. Boxoffice of July 29, 1963, makes reference to “…the new Capri Theatre, formerly the Ritz….”

MrDJDude on March 3, 2010 at 10:06 am

Was the Capri another name given to the Ritz? Because according to a 1957 photo posted on the Ritz’s page…it was next to the Alston building. And the lobby building is the same.