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Capitol Theatre Legacy Celebration

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Capitol Theatre Legacy Celebration

A Historic Day for the Historic Gem

After three years of waiting, the Capitol Theatre was officially able to celebrate its incredible history at the February 18th Legacy Celebration.

Capitol Theatre lovers of all ages enjoyed a day of music, theatre tours, historical displays and more in honour of the theatre’s 100th anniversary!

The doors of the Capitol Theatre opened on December 30th, 1920, and over the last century the theatre has been a staple in Windsor’s arts and culture scene. Find out more about the history of the Capitol Theatre here!

“We are thrilled to recognize and celebrate the centennial of this historic and cultural gem in such an exciting way. Reflecting on its 100-year history, the Capitol Theatre was a place where many residents saw great films and made amazing memories”. Shelia Wisdom

Nearly 1000 community members participated in the celebrations which included activities such as

  • Two matinee WSO family concerts
  • Heritage walking tours led by staff of the Windsor Museum
  • A wonderful showcase featuring Fourth Wall Music, Windsor Dance eXperience, and ACT.
  • The unveiling of the Digital Wall Legacy Installation
  • WIFF screenings of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Thank you, Windsor arts community, for your continued support of the Capitol Theatre!

We would like to extend our thanks to all the organizations who made this event possible:
The Capitol Theatre, the City of Windsor, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, the Windsor International Film Festival, Museum Windsor, 4th Wall Music, ACT Arts Collective Theatre, Windsor Dance eXperience, the Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra, Arts Council Windsor & Region, the Windsor Star, AM800 CKLW, CBC Windsor, CTV Windsor, and the Windsor Endowment for the Arts.

Learn more about this event by checking out the following publications.