Uptown Theater

125 W. Main Street,
Superior, AZ 85273

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vmovies on May 31, 2009 at 3:00 pm

The Uptown has been demolished.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on January 24, 2009 at 2:16 pm

5/27/07 View of the Uptown in Superior..
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compassdriveins on October 3, 2007 at 12:55 am

The Uptown is actually just a shell. The auditorium roof caved in some time ago. The back wall of the theatre has been rebuilt but still no roof.

4cruizn on November 12, 2006 at 6:19 am

Taken yesterday, 11/11/2006 at the Uptown.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on July 16, 2006 at 4:09 pm

My photograph of the UPTOWN View link

gsjpom on June 25, 2005 at 12:56 pm

I grew up in Superior in the 50’s and 60’s and spent many hours at the Uptown. The features were cycled as follows: a double feature from Thursday through Saturday (including a matinee on Saturday); and another double feature Sunday through Tuesday. On Wednesaday they would show a filmi in Spanish, usually a comedy with Cantinflas.
Prices back then: 35 cents for kids, 50 cents for adults.
Kids were usually banned from the balcony (due to popcorn pitching). They had a couple of ushers with flashlights that would chastise the roudy and who also ejected those whos were acting in an antisocial manner (i. e. usually noisy).

GaryParks on June 9, 2005 at 12:25 pm

The father of a friend of mine lived for a time in Superior when he was growing up, and attended the Uptown. Several years ago, he revisited the town and photographed the exterior of the Uptown for me. The style is Streamline Moderne. The theatre appears closed and faded, like in the above description.

robertgippy on June 9, 2005 at 11:05 am

In the movie “U Turn” starring Jennifer Lopez, it was filmed in the downtown area of Superior, with excellent exterior shots of the uptown. It still looks like a theatre, rather tattered. Don’t know if it is still there.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 23, 2004 at 1:16 pm

The Film Daily Yearsbook 1940 gives a seating capacity of the Uptown Theater as 435. In the 1951 F.D.Y it is given as 850.