The Capri proudly announces GO!, seven days of celebration to re-introduce the wonderful, welcoming theater and community gathering place at 2027 W. Broadway in North Minneapolis to the public. A grand opening will be held from 12-5 pm on Sunday, October 3 with free tours, music on the plaza, food trucks, a good old-fashioned ribbon-cutting ceremony, and more!
Other events planned for the week include:
7 pm, Tuesday, October 5: Capri Glee! Choir in Concert (Free)
7 pm, Wednesday, October 6: #MPLS in Concert ($20)
7 pm, Thursday, October 7: First Thursday Films @ the Capri (Free)
7 pm, Friday, October 8: SPCO Chamber Music Concert (Free)
7 pm, Saturday, October 9: Legends @ the Capri, “The Big Swang Theory” ($25)
3 pm, Sunday, October 10: Legends @ the Capri, “The Big Swang Theory” ($25)
More details and additional activities will be announced at a later date.
The beloved building closed in May 2019 to expand and improve the historic space. Construction was completed in the spring of 2021, with finishing work and a few soft-open events scheduled for the summer. The Capri will officially be open—at full capacity—beginning with the grand opening in October.
Built in 1927, the Capri is the last of 13 theaters that once graced the Northside of Minneapolis. Improvements include new auditorium seats, more space in the lobby and backstage, the new Paradise Community Hall, and a Best Buy Teen Tech Center, among many other remarkable new amenities. Architects retained the intimate feel of the theater and the original stage floor on which Prince performed his first gig as a solo artist. The gallery of treasured Prince photos by Greg Helgeson is still on display as well.
The space was designed to provide the Northside and metro-wide community with countless opportunities to experience and produce art, to create and implement ideas, and to Be Together.
The Capri is owned and operated by PCYC, a community-based nonprofit with a rich 67-year history of delivering exceptional education, arts and youth programming to children, families, and the North Minneapolis community.
Together with PCYC, the Capri’s mission is to enrich the skills, prospects, and spirit of North Minneapolis area youth and adults, in partnership with families and communities.
For more information, visit The Capri or call 612- 618-0219.