Camelback Cinema I-II-III

7045 E. Camelback Road,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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Previously operated by: Associated Independent Theatres Inc., Century Circuit Inc., General Cinema Corp., Harkins Theatres, Loews, Statewide Theatres

Architects: John Schotanus

Previous Names: Camelback Mall Cinema

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Located in the Camelback Mall, the Camelback Cinema I-II-III was opened by Associated Independent Theatres Inc. on May 2, 1965. Statewide Theatres took over on September 22, 1965. It was later operated by General Cinemas and was last operated by Harkins Theatres who closed it on September 29, 1991.

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Ron Newman
Ron Newman on July 1, 2005 at 11:25 am

The 1967 annual report of Loew’s Theatres has a photo of this theatre. The caption says:

“The CAMELBACK Theatre is a handsome, first-run showplace in the prosperous Scottsdale area of Phoenix, Arizona.”

The report also mentions that Loew’s acquired its Southern California and Phoenix theatres from the “Statewide Circuit”.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 12, 2009 at 11:14 pm

The July 5, 1965, issue of Boxoffice Magazine said that Associated Independent Theatres of the West would open the Camelback Theatre in Scottsdale that summer. The new house had 850 seats.

The January 17, 1966, issue of Boxoffice included the Camelback in its annual list of theatres opened during the previous year.

nmariew2 on September 25, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Is this the “Camelview 5” Harkin’s Theatre?

movieguyphx65 on July 12, 2010 at 11:10 am

The Camelback Theatre was located on the south side of Camelback road near Scottsdale Road. This where “MIDWAY” and “ROLLERCOASTER” played in SENSURROUND. The large theatre was split into 3 screens.

TLSLOEWS on July 12, 2010 at 1:39 pm

A.K.A. LOEWS CAMELBACK? Never heard of this one.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 12, 2010 at 3:45 pm

I bet the large theatre split into three screens looked horrible,much like was done to National Hills Theatre when it was tripled.I could only watch one movie there after it was tripled.and I got in Free and still couldn’t bring myself to see what Greed did to a wonderful theatre,much like CAMELBACK THEATRE.

Allan on January 8, 2011 at 9:34 pm

This theatre was still operating into the 80s and as mentioned was on the opposite side of Camelback from Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall. Camelview 5 is on the same side of Camelback as the mall, which is the north side.

rivest266 on May 16, 2022 at 2:05 pm

Opened September 22nd, 1965 by Statewide Theatres

rivest266 on May 28, 2023 at 10:10 am

Correction: opened by Associated Independent Theatres from suburban New York City per:

Camelback Mall theatre openingCamelback Mall theatre opening 02 May 1965, Sun Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona)

and taken over by Statewide Theatres shortly after.

50sSNIPES on May 28, 2023 at 10:25 am

Closed on September 29, 1991. Last operated by Harkins.

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