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“A night out with friends” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre

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Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre
121 University Avenue West, Windsor, Ontario N9A 5P4, Canada
+1 519-253-7729
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Ranked #12 of 35 attractions in Windsor
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Quebec, Quebec, Canada
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“A night out with friends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great shows alcool is expensif atmosphere is okay the service was bad we have to wait for 30 minutes to get our drink

Visited October 2012
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Windsor,Ontario,
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179 reviews 179 reviews
106 attraction reviews
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Nice Theatre But Not Much of a Symphony Hall”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

To save this old theatre from bankruptcy and, perhaps, demolition, the City of Windsor took it over and gave it to the Windsor Symphony Orchestra as a permanent home. It is probably a good venue for theatre and small concerts (there are actually two theatres in the building) and, despite a wonderful addition of an acoustic shell on the stage, it is still not an appropriate location for an orchestra of the mid-range quality of the Windsor Symphony (WSO). Windsor is not a very sophisticated City culturally and has squeezed its symphony and almost eliminated it fabulous art gallery in order to build a water sports comples of dubious commercial value. The WSO probably should have a real concert hall but Windsor seems obsessed with sports--it is a lunch-bucket town after all--and thus culture has tended to be diminished.

Visited May 2013
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Windsor, Canada
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“A Gem That Has been Saved”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Windsor in Ontario sadly, is not a city that looks after or, seems to care a great deal about its heritage. With the exception of small pockets in this city where one can still see, wonderful old houses and buildings that have managed to remain standing, one only has to drive through the city to realise the destruction that has been wrought on the past!
Though I'm told, that attitude thankfully, is slowly changing!
One building that has escaped the city's council members and the clutches of the developer, is the Capitol Theatre in University avenue. Considering it is not a large venue, the acoustics are quite good. It could do with some further TLC but, it has the charm and grace of a bygone era.
It is also now, home to The Windsor Symphony Orchestra.
A venue that should be looked after and treasured for the future

Visited May 2013
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