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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frankie
frankie on January 19, 2006 at 11:25 am

This is one of the theaters I attended during my college years of 1961-1965 at the University of Windsor as a refugee from Brooklyn !

vic1964
vic1964 on March 14, 2007 at 3:40 pm

This theatre is the sister to London Ontario LOEWS[demolished in 1989]It is a wonderful theatre!The front half is original and i think the back half could be returned to its better half.It was divided times 3 in 1976.I hope the city of Windsor knows what a gem they have.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 24, 2010 at 9:46 am

This opened as Loew’s on December 30th, 1920
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John_R_Calhoun
John_R_Calhoun on March 7, 2012 at 5:01 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
steelbeard1 on September 28, 2012 at 5:43 pm

The Windsor Symphony Orchestra is moving into its new home in the renovated Capitol Theatre. http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2012/09/22/new-era-for-windsor-symphony/

rivest266
rivest266 on March 9, 2014 at 1:17 pm

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

rivest266
rivest266 on March 9, 2014 at 1:18 pm

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

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