Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre

121 University Avenue West,
Windsor, ON N9A 5P4

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The Capitol Theatre opened in 1920 and closed as a movie theatre in 1989. Renovated in the early-1990’s, the Capitol Theatre has three performance spaces. The main auditorium has 700 seats. Unfortunately, the Capitol Theatre filed for bankruptcy and was set to close in March 2007.

In September 2010, the company was in receivership, with the theatre threatened to close on November 30, 2010. The City of Windsor is working to keep it open.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 29, 2007 at 6:36 pm

Here is a 1948 interior view.

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Lost Memory on May 25, 2008 at 9:51 am

A 2008 photo can be seen here.

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Lost Memory on January 21, 2009 at 9:24 am

Here is another modern photo of the Capitol Theater and this link will take you to the Citizens for the Capitol Theatre website.

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Lost Memory on August 4, 2009 at 6:45 pm

Here is a March 1977 ad that includes the Capitol.

rivest266 on October 24, 2010 at 7:46 am

This opened as Loew’s on December 30th, 1920
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John_R_Calhoun on March 7, 2012 at 3:01 pm

The City of Windsor now owns the property. As of February 2012, it is to be modified to become the home of the Windsor Symphony, as well as keeping live theatre for community groups. It was heritage designated by the City in 1999. Walkerville Collegiate High School just completed a record-setting 17 sold-out performances of Phantom of the Opera there.

steelbeard1 on September 28, 2012 at 3:43 pm

The Windsor Symphony Orchestra is moving into its new home in the renovated Capitol Theatre.

rivest266 on March 9, 2014 at 11:17 am

March 5th, 1976 grand opening as a triplex cinema.

rivest266 on March 9, 2014 at 11:18 am

December 30th, 1920 grand opening as Loew’s. also in the photo section.

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