Grand Opening of the New Cine Capri

Fans arriving for the grand opening of the new Cine Capri at the Scottsdale 101. Photo Courtesy of Harkins Theaters

On Wednesday, June 25, 2003, the new Cine Capri at the Scottsdale 101 had its official grand opening. And while we weren’t able to have Charlton Heston this time around, local radio and television personality, and long-time Valley resident Pat McMahon was in attendance. During the grand opening ceremony Dan Harkins took the time to thank everyone involved, including yours truly. And while the architectural style and lobby differ from the original theater, the auditorium and film going experience was much the same as the first Cine Capri. I was also pleased to see just how many people stopped by to look at the exhibit. I’m glad I was able to be a part of it. The old Cine Capri may be gone, but it will never be forgotten, and I think my father would have been pleased.

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Dan Harkins (right) presenting a special plaque to Pat McMahon in appreciation for his efforts to save the original Cine Capri. Photo courtesy of Harkins Theaters.
Pat McMahon, (left), with Dan Harkins. Photo courtesy of Harkins Theaters.
Gayle Homes Martin, (left), Wayne Kullander, (center) and Dan Harkins. Photo courtesy of Harkins Theaters.