Caprice Theatre

9780 Willow Street,
Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0

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The original Chemainus Theatre (not to be confused with the current live performance venue) opened on Willow Street in Chemainus in 1949. The Chemainus Theatre ran on-and-off under different owners until 1970, when Terry Weir took over and renamed it the Caprice Theatre, the first theatre in what would become the Caprice Showcase chain.

The Caprice Theatre closed on November 28, 1982 with “Star Wars” & The Empire Srikes Back", It has since been renovated for retail. An ice cream shop currently occupies a section of the old Caprice Theatre building.

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ScreenClassic on September 24, 2018 at 9:40 am

The Caprice Theatre closed on November 28, 1982 with a final double bill showing of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, advertised in the link below:

Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle – November 24, 1982 (bottom of Page 2)

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