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In 1927, a businessman from Sturgeon Falls purchased the property at 150 Main Street East in to build a theatre but went bankrupt during construction. He sold his interests to the Famous Players of Canada Corporation who opened the doors to the new Capitol Theatre on June 1, 1929. The Betty Speers Theatre has retained its original design and elegance since 1929 (with modern upgrades made along the way). The WKP Kennedy Gallery was added as part of a major renovation in 1987 and has been operated as a public gallery since.

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The Capitol Centre’s goal is to bring people and the community together through the world of arts. A volunteer's job is to ensure the safety and security of our patrons and to act as tactful ambassadors of goodwill to the public attending performances and events. They are a vital component of this goal, as they are the public face of the organization and an essential part of the team.

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As a not-for-profit organization, we rely on our community for support in order to allow us to continue providing a diverse and accessible space that fosters creativity and inclusiveness for North Bay and the surrounding community. Donations from patrons allow us to keep ticket pricing low while also supporting various events and initiatives throughout the year, including Free Family Films, the annual Children's Festival, and our Arts for All program.

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