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Original Gangster Dinner Show in Florida

Florida’s original gangster dinner show began nearly 30 years ago! There wasn’t anything like Capone’s Dinner & Show at the time and still isn’t. Its uniqueness is refreshing, fun, and well worth a visit. Sure, there have been a few attempts to copy it, but more on that later…

While our show and theater have improved over the years, our focus has remained steadfast – offer a great entertainment value in which a wide range of people will thoroughly enjoy.
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About the Original Gangster Dinner Show

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to live in the era of wise guys, flappers, speakeasies, and Prohibition, Capone’s Dinner & Show provides a first-hand experience. This unique dinner attraction invites guests to step back in time and witness the attire, décor, and original gangsters of a bygone era. Don’t expect a broadway-style show. It’s a speakeasy. This is 1930’s Gangland Chicago. It is original. And, visiting is an offer you can’t refuse!

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Your adventure begins in a turn-of-the-century ice cream parlor. Knock three times, say a secret password, and enter the boisterous speakeasy. Immerse yourself within the cabaret’s toe-tapping songs, lively dance routines, and crazy antics of Fingers Salvatorio, Bunny June, Jewel, dancing dames, and a mob of goofy gangsters. Interaction with the cast (always in character) is hysterical and a cherished memory for many guests at this original gangster dinner show. Even shy types, reserving a private table, can get into the action and have a chance of winning prizes during the gangster giveaway.

Tickets include parking, the show, and a delicious meal. The menu is filled with American and Italian favorites – more entrée options than any dinner show in town. Other area dinner shows offer a couple of standard entrée options, but charge extra for upgraded selections. Not at Capone’s! The boss is generous too, offering unlimited beverages. Enjoy Al’s Original Rum Runner, cocktails, ‘kiddie’ cocktails, Bud Light draft, wine, soda, and other choices. You do have the option to upgrade your mixed drinks. Just let your server know.

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Unique Added Fun

Want to get spiffy? Dress-the-part costumes allow guests to have more fun. Where else can you be mistaken as part of the cast?! Pre-order a stylish fedora, boa, flapper headband, or another inexpensive accessory. They make great souvenirs and wonderful memories!

Additionally, guests that upgrade their tickets to VIP status are treated as a high pillow. These limited tickets include a pre-show experience and other perks. It’s a blast!

Imitated, but Not Duplicated

If you’ve heard of another “Jewel” gangster-related dinner show in Orlando, make no mistake, it is not the original gangster dinner show. Not even close. A few years ago, the swashbuckling gang lured a few of Al’s employees to help set up the pre-show experience only to make them walk the plank a few weeks later. Arrrgggggg! Nevertheless, their adult-only experience does not hold a candle (or a gun) to the family-friendly original.

Furthermore, other area dinner shows can be found elsewhere. Go ahead and check out the pirates in California; the medieval-style shows in California, South Carolina, Georgia, or Illinois; Dolly’s stampede in Missouri or Tennessee. But when you’re in Orlando, go see Capone’s Dinner & Show. You’ll not find another show like the original gangster dinner show anywhere else. You could say, Capone’s is untouchable.

Since 1992 Capone’s has offered a family-friendly evening of raucous fun. Unlike other dinner shows, there is only one Capone’s – the OG (original gangster) dinner theater experience! For best seats, don’t delay. Call 1-800-220-8428. Your gang is sure to be walking the walk, talking the talk, and humming the songs when the night is done!

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Summer Matinee Special Offer

Summer is arriving in Florida and things are really heating up! The returning tourists are looking for a hot time, and Al’s gang has the perfect solution. Skip the afternoon heat at the parks or beach and opt for a matinee show instead.

A matinee show at Capone’s Dinner & Show has everything an evening show offers. It is a great way to have a mid-day meal, a few drinks (included in the cost), and be entertained for a couple of hours. After the fun, you’ll still have plenty of time to enjoy another attraction, avoiding the heat of the day.

Matinee Show Hot Deal

To help you stay cool this summer, Capone’s is offering a discount code for their matinee show scheduled for Thursday, June 17 at 1:00 p.m. Order tickets online and enter HOT2021 to receive a discounted adult ticket for only $32.99. If you call in your reservation, mention this same code to get the matinee deal.

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Heat Wave History

1935 Heatwave

circa 1935: A bus driver and conductor stop for a water break during a heatwave in London. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

It may seem hot now, but did you know? Almost every year from 1930 to 1938 featured historic heat waves and droughts somewhere in North America. This era was part of the Dust Bowl years. In fact, the heatwave of 1936 was one of the most severe in our history. It caused over 5,000 deaths. Without air conditioning and a lack of moisture (dust bowl), many state and city record high temps were set that year. It was followed by one of the coldest winters on record.

If you are looking for other ways to beat the heat, the wise guys wrote a great article. Check it out, then be sure to order your matinee tickets. The earlier you order, the better the seats.

Don’t let the summer heatwave stop you from having a great time. Beat the heat. Attend the matinee show and stay cool!

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Capone’s Idea of March Madness

The gang at Capone’s has gone mad! It’s March Madness, but instead of a bracket, here’s the racket… Adult tickets are 50% off PLUS an additional $2 off (with promo code)! Take advantage of this state of mind before they come to their senses. Free parking, admission into a speakeasy, a 4-course meal, unlimited beverages (including alcohol), a cabaret show, and a prize giveaway (free throw), all for $32.99* per adult! Hang on to your fedoras, things are about to get a little mad! A night out at this joint is just what some of us need.

To score this offer of 50% Off – $2 per adult ticket, enter promo code MMAD at the checkout.

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The pandemic has created a lot of madness. It was just last year in mid-March things were shutting down. Stay at home! Wash your hands! Wear a mask! “Social distancing” became an everyday term. It was the start of a new type of madness for us. Protests, riots, heated elections, and other maddening things are happening all around us. News flash… maddening things have been going on throughout history.

Capone's March Madness

Other Historical March Madness

Here are just a few of the interesting historical events that have taken place in the month of March:

  • March 5, 1770 – The Boston Massacre occurred.
  • March 6, 1836 – Fort Alamo fell to Mexican troops.
  • March 10, 1862 – $5, $10 and $20 bills began circulation in the U.S. Mad cash, anyone?
  • March 5, 1868 – The attempt to impeach President Andrew Johnson failed by just one vote.
  • March 11, 1918 – Spanish influenza first reached America.
  • March 1, 1932 – The 20-month-old son of Charles A. Lindbergh was kidnapped.
  • March 30, 1981 – President Ronald Reagan was shot.
  • March 24, 1989 – The oil tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground.
  • March 19, 2003 – The U. S. launched an attack against Iraq to topple Saddam Hussein from power.

One More Historical Example

Additionally, let’s take a look back at March 1933. Newly elected president, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an act permitting the manufacturing and sale of low-alcohol beer and wines. Later that year the 18th Amendment was repealed. Prohibition was over.

March Madness ends with Roosevelt signing act

If you’d like to experience what was going on prior to this date in history, step back in time and make reservations at Capone’s Dinner & Show. Get into the prohibition era and count down to a little March Madness of your own. Don’t sit on the bench! This offer expires on March 31, 2021.

Bring the Entire Team

Groups are welcome at Al’s joint. Sweet sixteen? No problem. The wise guys and gals can accommodate large parties. Not ready for that? Bring your starting five, or maybe a final four, or a championship of two. The gang will seat you at your own table.** Then let the madness begin.

Finally, check your attitude at the door (wise guys will be refereeing and don’t want you to be foul), say the secret password, and enter a new type of madness this March. One that will have you singin’ a song, tappin’ your feet, and lettin’ the madness of the outside world march on! It’s a slam dunk you don’t want to miss. This special deal is an offer you can’t refuse!

*plus tax & gratuity. Valid through March 31, 2021. New reservations only.

 

**Mid-march Update: On busy nights, parties may now be sharing a long table with other groups of people. If this lack of spacing is of concern to you, please notify us at the time of your reservation. Request a private table (near the back). We will attempt to space guests as much as possible. We are thankful for the return of guests. Thank you for your patience as we begin this transition to normalcy. 

Capone’s Award-Winning Experience Recognized Again!

Capone’s Award-Winning Experience has received an award 10 years in a row! Capone’s Dinner & Show was first awarded a TripAdvisor honor in 2011 (for 2010). We’ve repeated every year since! Talk about a repeat performance!

Capone's Award-Winning Experience from Tripadvisor

Same Award, New Name for Capone’s Award-Winning Experience

Prior to this year, TripAdvisor honored top-rated lodging businesses, restaurants, attractions, and more, with a Certificate of Excellence. This year they have changed the name to Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice award. The Capone’s award-winning experience is based on reviews by travelers on the world’s largest travel site. To be eligible, a business must maintain an overall rating of four or higher (out of five), as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor. The volume of reviews received within the last 12 months is also taken into account.

“Capone’s is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award,” said John Kucik, President at Capone’s Dinner & Show.  “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews.”

Helping Capone’s Receive the TravelersChoice Award

We’d like to thank everyone for their positive reviews! Since our experience has been award-winning for 10 years in a row, many factors contribute to our success. The show, excellent wait staff, great ticket value, and a host of other reasons. Not only have the positive reviews appeared on TripAdvisor, but also on Facebook and Google.

Positive Reviews for Capone’s Dinner & Show

TripAdvisor lists our Orlando dinner show as a Kissimmee attraction. So, next time you are online, take a moment to read the reviews of all the attractions in Orlando and Kissimmee. If you are planning a trip away from this area, check out the millions of reviews on TripAdvisor. It is the world’s largest travel site and is a great way to plan the perfect trip. If you’ve been to Capone’s Dinner & Show and have a moment while you’re online, we’d appreciate a “5-dot” positive review.

Finally, speak with your server before leaving the theater if you are ever disappointed in your experience at Capone’s. We’ll do what we can to make you happy. If you have suggestions for our dinner show, be sure to fill out our online “Ask Al” form. We appreciate your comments and suggestions. We’re looking forward to 2021 and building another busy year despite dealing with a global pandemic. We want to have another year of being YOUR choice for an award-winning experience!

Congratulations to Capone’s and their staff and thank you to all of our guests who have sent in a favorable review to TripAdvisor. Job well done!

Happy Days! Al’s Gang is Bootlegging Again

“Happy Days are Here Again!” This song resonated with the repeal of prohibition many decades ago. Fast forward to 2020 and the same can be sung again, despite a world pandemic.

Al’s gang is bootlegging again! We are opening our speakeasy on a limited basis. We’re taking many precautions (read them here) and want our guests and staff to feel safe.

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As businesses re-open, let’s get happy. It means we can go back to work. Get out of the house? Yes! It means we are learning how to protect ourselves. We’re able to celebrate socially, albeit at a safe distance. We are winning!

We can all use a good laugh and a great meal prepared by someone else (Mama Capone). Take all of the precautions we’ve been advised of to heart. Then join our gang in celebration. Let’s get back to happy days!

Happy Days! Al’s gang is Bootlegging Again