Friday, August 14, 2020

Capitol Theatre postpones & cancels more events

The Capitol Theatre has announced more cancellations and postponements, due to COVID-19.

Officicials with the theatre say due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and following the announcement by Chatham-Kent’s Medical Officer of Health of a ban on large public gatherings, the following events at the Capitol Theatre have been cancelled and/or postponed:

– March 20-22: The Audience Dance Rivalry 2020 Dance Competition – postponed

– March 26-29: Shine Dance 2020 Competition – postponed

– April 1 at 7:00 pm: Movie Night “Luce” – cancelled

– April 2-5: Dance Attack 2020 Dance Competition – postponed

– April 8 at 7:00 pm: Movie Night “Easter Parade” – cancelled

– April 9: Capitol Theatre Presents New Shanghai Circus – cancelled

The new dates for the postponed shows will be announced at a later date, theatre officials say.

These cancellations are in addition to those previously announced (Irish Rovers on March 17, and movie nights on March 18 and 24).

All tickets to New Shanghai Circus will be refunded; Capitol Theatre Box Office attendants will be contacting ticket-holders over the next few weeks.

“As we continue to monitor this situation, we remain tirelessly committed to ensuring the health and safety of our patrons, artists, staff and volunteers,” stated Heather Slater, Capitol Theatre manager.

“We are carefully considering each upcoming event; should other events be cancelled or postponed, all ticket-holders will be notified immediately, and subsequently contacted regarding refunds, rescheduled dates, etc.”

Slater added: “Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Theatre, and hope to be able to do so soon.”

Dr. David Colby, Chatham-Kent’s Medical Officer of Health, ordered various measures on Friday, March 13 to control the spread of COVID-19 and he also declared a local emergency as a result. Details, here here.

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 as a pandemic on Wednesday. Details, here.

For a list of local cancellations, postponement and further updates, click here.

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