Capitol Theatre Windsor
121 University Avenue West,
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The Capitol Theatre opened in 1920. In 1975, the theatre was triplexed with a vertical wall placed six rows into the balcony which was split into two small auditoriums. It 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 kept it open and as of 2015 is doing very well. Each of the spaces have their own name:Pentastar (original orchestra level with 620 seats), Kelly Theatre (balcony level right with 230 seats), and Joy Family Theatre (balcony left with 120 loose seats – flexible seating). The original architecture design has been nicely restored.
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