Sold-out first show kicks season off on right foot

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Cindy Forth / Special to The Nugget

The year 2019 is officially here and the Capitol Centre is proud to be celebrating our building’s 90th year. We hope that everyone had a fantastic holiday season and that you are ready to embrace all of the entertainment we have in store for you this year.

Our first show of the year is coming up this Saturday with one of Canada’s hottest comedians, Derek Seguin. This is a sold-out show and we are thrilled to be starting the year on such a high.

Our Sunday Cinema this week is Boy Erased, starring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe and Lucas Hedges. It was written and directed by Joel Edgarton and tells the story of a 19-year-old boy who is faced with an ultimatum from his parents: attend a conversion therapy program or be shunned by his family, friends, and his faith. This is a true story of a young man’s struggle to find himself and his identity. As always, our licensed concession stand will be open.

Coming up in January, we also have Dreamcoat Fantasy Theatre’s production of Beauty and the Beast, the always popular Banff Film Festival and, in the WKP Kennedy Gallery, Art Battle North Bay, which is a painting tournament showcasing local artists proving that even art can be a spectator sport.

Some of our hottest upcoming shows right now include Finger Eleven/I Mother Earth, Home Free, Matthew Good, and Colin James. Check out our website at www.capitolcentre.org for all our upcoming shows and don’t miss your chance to get your ticket.

Planning is already beginning for our November 2019 fundraising gala. If you wish to be included on our planning committee, please send an email to cforth@capitolcentre.org and we will invite you to our next meeting.

Looking back 90 years in our city’s history, the Capitol Centre shares a birthday this year with the Empire Hotel (now the Empire Living Centre). When the stock market crashed in 1929, the impact on the Canadian economy was devastating and quick. The Capitol Theatre and Empire Hotel construction projects that year helped North Bay fare better than many others by providing employment in the community. We continue to be proud of our long history as part of the North Bay community.

Have a great week and I hope to see you soon at your Capitol Centre.

Cindy Forth is interim executive director of the Capitol Centre.

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