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Dinner Show Takes a Break – Big Game Statistics

Capone’s Dinner & Show will be closed Sunday, February 2, 2020.

For the past 5 years, me (Al) and the gang at Capone’s Dinner & Show did NOT offer a Super Show as an alternative to the Super Bowl. The mobsters took a much-appreciated break. The gang is doin’ it again. We will be closed Sunday, February 2, 2020.

Super Bowl 54 logo

Instead of a Kissimmee dinner show that’ll knock your socks off, the wise guys & gals have put together some fun statistics that jus’ might knock the wind right outta yous. The figures behind how much money Americans spend for the big event will make even the Big Bosses squirm. We’re talkin’ billions on merchandise (food, team apparel and TVs), millions on bets (of course gamblin’ is one of my specialties), an average game ticket price is $9,590 and many more brow-raising expenses. Here are some other interestin’ facts ‘bout Sunday’s game.

Super Bowl LIV

  • The game will be played between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, marking the first time these two have met in a Super Bowl.
  • This is the first Super Bowl appearance for the Chiefs in 50 years. The last time Kansas City made it this far, it was Jan. 11, 1970, when the Chiefs topped the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV for their first — and only — Lombardi Trophy.
  • This is the 49ers’ seventh Super Bowl appearance. San Francisco went to five Super Bowls between 1981-1994 and won all five of them, then returned to the big game in 2012, when they lost to the Baltimore Ravens.

Super Bowl Ticket Sales

  • The average ticket price of a Super Bowl 54 ticket is over $9,590 – Unlike our Kissimmee buffet, there are no half-price tickets.
  • In 1967 championship game tickets topped out at $12 each, and the “secondary market” consisted only of ticket scalpers outside the L.A. Coliseum.

Advertising, TV & Radio

  • Viewership in the U.S. is estimated at 111.9 million people.
  • The cost of a Super Bowl ad is about $5.6 million. A 30-second commercial for the first Super Bowl, played in 1967, cost a mere $37,500.
  • Historically the three most popular product categories that advertise in The Super Bowl have been 1. Automobiles 2. Motion Pictures 3. Food & Candy (does that include beer?).
  • Hashtags have replaced URL as the most popular call to action in Super Bowl advertising.

Social Media

  • One Super Bowl ad can drive 110 million social impressions during the game.
  • 2015 still holds the record for social media with 65 million people posting about the game on Facebook and 28.4 million tweets during the live telecast.  (by the way, yous can follow me too @alcaponesshow).
  • 57% of Super Bowl viewers say they will use Facebook and/or Twitter during the game.

Parties

  • Super Bowl is the second-largest food consumption day in America. We eat more food, only on Thanksgiving.
  • 1.4 billion chicken wings will be consumed (four wings for every one American).
  • 9 out of 10 fans prefer to stay put in their very own homes rather than venture out (one more reason the gang is not puttin’ on a show Sunday night); 17% will watch the game at a relative or friend’s residence; 3% will watch at a bar or restaurant, while 15% will be tuning in to the event via their smartphones.
  • Next to the Fourth of July more beer is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year.
  • Pizza Hut predicts that they’ll sell 1.5 million pizzas on Super Bowl Sunday.
  • On Sunday, approximately 8 million pounds of guacamole will be eaten.

Other Fun & Interesting Stats

  • Super Bowls are denoted with Roman numerals and have been since Super Bowl V in 1971. The exception was four years ago when the NFL promoted it as Super Bowl 50, not Super Bowl L.
  • 17% of Americans surveyed plan to purchase a TV for Super Bowl Sunday.
  • Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will perform for the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV halftime show. The selection of the two Hispanic pop icons deemed a perfect fit for Miami.

 


After all those wings bein’ devoured and money changin’ hands, a fun night at Capone’s will be in order. Regardless if your team wins or loses, a night with me and the gang is a great way to recover after a big game hang-over. Reserve your tickets at half off and enjoy savin’ money instead of shellin’ it out like yous jus’ did on the football contest.

Capone’s Dinner & Show is open every night (except on Super Bowl Sunday). After takin’ a night off, the guys and gals will be super-charged to put on a hilarious show. I’ll see yous soon!

– Big Al
Alphonse Capone

No NYE Plans? Capone’s New Year’s Eve Tickets Available!

New Year’s Eve Tickets Still Available!

New Year's Eve Gala at Capone's

Big Al here. Yous guys that don’t have plans for New Years Eve…have no fear. Yous can join me and my gang here at Capone’s Dinner & Show. New Year’s Eve tickets are still available. We’ve got a good time planned to ring in the New Year at our New Years Eve Gala at 9:00 p.m. on December 31, 2019. Why not share this special evening with “the Family?”

If yous jus’ want a special evening out with that special person in your life, we’ve got a section in our joint that offers seating for “shy” folks. It’s a little more private, yet you’ll still have a great view of the stage (and those gorgeous dancers). Thinkin’ ‘bout popping the question? Let us know!* We can arrange this momentous occasion to be a special affair. Many happy couples have shared their proposal with the gang here at our Orlando dinner show. Get your New Year’s Eve tickets now. It will be a night to remember, that’s for sure!

On the other hand, do you have a rowdy gang? We’ve got seating jus’ for yous too! Get involved with the show and have a blast! Our gangsters can party with the best of ya’s, so get your New Year’s Eve tickets and join us! While you’re gettin’ your New Year’s Eve tickets, don’t forget to pick up a boa for the ladies and a fedora for the gents. Dress up for the affair 30’s style with our “dress the part” costume accessories. We’ve got something for everyone at a price that won’t break the bank.

New Year’s Eve Tickets Include:

For our New Year’s Eve Gala, we’ve got a “special shipment” coming in with some of the finest spirits offered at any Orlando dinner show! In fact, there are a lot of special plans being made for New Year’s Eve. At the gala show, you’ll enjoy:

  • Delicious dinner buffet
  • Unlimited beverage choices
  • Champagne toast at midnight
  • Snack bar starting at midnight
  • D. J.
  • Dancing
  • Party favors

New Year’s Eve Tickets for our Gala are $69.99 (plus tax) for adults and $49.99 (plus tax) for children. Coupons are not honored for this event. VIP tickets (if still available) are $84.99/adult and $59.99/child.

In addition to the late gala, if yous don’t want to stay up to ring in the new year, yous can join me and my wise guys for the early show startin’ at 5:00 p.m. This dinner show is perfect for gangs that want to count down to midnight at home or somewheres else. We offer a lot of the festivities at the early show and yous can use my coupon and get into my joint at half price!

Regardless of where you and your family celebrate the arrival of the New Year, me and my gang want to wish you a very happy New Year. Designate a driver or take a cab if you’ll be enjoying libations. Those coppers will have their hands full with the goons that refuse my good advice. Join me and let’s toast at midnight to have a safe and most prosperous 2019!


*The staff at Capone’s Dinner & Show enjoy helping to celebrate special occasions, such as marriage proposals. You must notify our staff at the time you purchase your tickets and make your reservation. A follow-up phone call is also recommended. Any additional plans must be made with plenty of notice; no last-minute plans, please. Our staff will gladly participate in approved variances of our show in order to make your special proposal as extraordinary as it can be.

Labor Day Weekend Special Deal at Capone’s

Lookin’ for somethin’ fun to do over Labor Day weekend? Big “Al” here, jus’ lettin’ yous wise guys and gals know that here at Capone’s Dinner & Show, we can relate to all yous workin’ stiffs out there. That’s why we’re giving every bo and broad out there a special invitation to join us this Labor Day weekend for a special deal. It’s the end of a great Summer, so make plans now to attend our Orlando dinner show. Finish Summer off with a blast from the past!

Labor Day Weekend special dinner show discount

During this momentuous occasion, we’re offerin’ half off all tickets. To get this special Labor Day deal, go to our website and print out the coupon. Give it to the working stiff at the box office on the evening of your gang’s visit, and BAMB your gang gets into my joint for half price!

The rumble at the joint is that yous get to choose between regular admission and VIP admission. Yous work hard, so go ahead and spring for the VIP status. Be treated like a real boss on Labor Day weekend. Jus’ don’ go tryin’ to take over the joint like that mobster Bugs Moran. He’s always creating chaos ‘round here. Maybe he’s on the take with a little too much giggle juice or somethin.’ Anyways, the show is keen no matter what evening yous and your gang show up, or which ticket you choose. Don’ wait too long for VIP tickets tho – they’s goin’ faster than a cat in a rockin’ chair shop.

Be a good fella and bring your main squeeze or the entire family to my Orlando dinner show. We’re all ‘bout family ‘round here. All ages have a swell time, especially during the gangster give away when the bullets begin to fly. These fellas use some unusual ammo, and I think you’s gonna like catching a slug!

Fun Things to Do Over Labor Day Weekend

For more great things to do over Labor Day weekend in Orlando, head on over to Visit Orlando’s website. Those canaries are singin’ with all of the great Orlando deals being offered. Get a jump on these specials – some of these great Labor Day weekend deals are available now, but some will be nicked ‘fore yous know it. Jus’ be sure you save a night for Capone’s. It’s the show that’ll knock your socks off.

In closing, it’s a swell time of the year to be a workin’ stiff in the Central Florida area. Lookers put your marbles on. Yous wise heads put your fedoras on your noodle and join the gang here at Capone’s Dinner & Show. If you need some help gettin’ all spiffy, order a fedora or boa online at the same time you order your tickets. We’ll set you up pretty. Download the Labor Day deal off my website, and I’ll see yous over Labor Day weekend!

Consistent Service at Capone’s – Meet Vito: Featured Wise Guy

Guest Service Spotlight

There’s nothin’ like visitin’ a restaurant or some speakeasy knowin’ yous gonna receive consistent service. One of the goals at Capone’s Dinner Show is that each guest receives excellent service each time theys visit. That’s why havin’ a pal like Vito ‘round is so important. Yous sees all the dames, servers and wise guys at my speakeasy are special, but this month’s featured ‘pal’ is Vito. He’s been ‘round awhile and delivers consistent service to all my guests.

Meet Vito - Wise Guy (server) at Capone's Dinner & Show

Our guests ‘fall’ for Vito & his excellent, consistent service.

Vito made his way down from New York several years ago. In fact, over 10 years ago he fell into our gang. He falls alot, but more about that later… Vito is an Italian name that is derived from the Latin word “vita,” meaning “life” or “life-giving” which is very fitting. This family name was passed down to Vito from his uncle. What good Italian family doesn’t have a Vito?!

Vito is full of life and loves meeting new people at our Orlando dinner show. He enjoys servin’ guests and hearin’ ‘bout their stories. Sometimes he’s so engrossed with his guests he forgets where he is! That’s okay most of the time, but when it causes him to fall off the stage, it can be a real problem. Yous see, I’m all ‘bout takin’ care of the family, howevers, I ain’t much for workmans comp! These wise guys jus’ need to stay on stage or off of it. Course, when yous up there and all those pretty dancers are puttin’ on a show, it’s easy to fall for them gals. Yous know what I mean?

Consistent Service at Capone’s

Vito knows many repeat offenders – those folks that return to our joint again and again. Yous knows the ones. They have all the answers and know exactly how to get the best seats (either by making their reservations far in advance or bein’ VIP guests).  They’s even been known to call in their reservations and ask to sit in his section! These repeat offenders also bring their cheap souvenirs and wear ‘em over and over again. They’re some of our most beloved guests!

Other palookas that come to my speakeasy for the first time are thrilled to have Vito as their server ‘cuz they get consistent service which encourages them to visit again. All of my wait staff will keep your drinks filled, table clean and make sure yous don’t go yappin’ your jaw with Detective Marvel. After all, we’re all here to meet with Vito’s favorite “Italian Opera Lovers Society,” right?

How to Meet Vito & Get ‘Free’ Dinner Show Tickets!

If you’d like to meet Vito, or any of my wise guys and gals here at Capone’s Dinner & Show, yous can do so with ‘free’ dinner show tickets. Jus’ make your reservations online. All tickets purchased online are half price – it’s like buying one and getting one free, but better ‘cuz everyone gets discounted dinner show tickets! Come to our speakeasy an’ experience consistent service that Vito an’ the entire gang offer every evening. Your family will love the show and bein’ waited on like a high pillow.

Make Reservations

While you’re a guest at Capone’s Dinner & Show, be sure to meet Vito. He’s here nearly every night of the year and makes the show very lively – very Vito. If he’s on stage, watch out! Or better yet, get front row seats and catch him! So’s what’s keepin’ yous from visitin’? Come see my cabaret show, have dinner and spend some time with Vito’s family.

Love Audience Interaction? Meet Bullitts: Featured Wise Guy

Guest Service Spotlight

Most of my guests are lookin’ for a fun time and audience interaction when they attend Capone’s Dinner Show. So’s that’s why havin’ palookas… I mean personable fellas, workin’ at my joint is so important. Yous sees all the dames, servers and wise guys at my speakeasy are special, but this month’s featured ‘goon’ is Bullitts. (Don’t ask me why he spells it that way, it’s just the way it is.)

Meet Bullitts, he offers plenty of audience interaction at Capone's Dinner & Show

Bullitts made his way down from Pawtucket, RI several years ago. In February of 2004 he joined our gang and has been a loyal member of ‘the family’ ever since. Probably ‘cuz he needs the kale to feed his ever-growing family. Yous sees Bullitts has seven children – hince the name, Bullitts. Yous can believe we’ve heard him say, “no ‘shooting blanks’ jokes, folks” more often than we can count! Even at home, Bullitts has an audience, so it jus’ stands to reason why he’s so good at gettin’ a crowd involved. One thing’s for sure, all those mouths to feed keeps Bullitts on his toes and workin’ hard at my joint.

One of the things Bullitts likes best ‘bout working at this Kissimmee dinner show is the atmosphere. He loves interacting with guests and being a goofball. There’s nothin’ like a goofy gangster runnin’ ‘round makin’ people laugh. Speakin’ of runnin’ ‘round… There was a time Bullitts’ hands were full of glassware and his belt decided to break. Wow! What a show! Even with his pants fallin’ down – stopping the show in laughter – Bullitts didn’t skip a beat. What a pal!

Audience Interaction at Capone’s

At Capone’s Dinner & Show, one of our guests’ favorite part is the audience interaction. We can get everyone involved somehow. Even the kids. Then there are some people that jus’ love to heckle. If you’s one of ‘em, Bullitts can out-heckle the best of hecklers! I’d bet on it, if I were a gamblin’ man. Alternately, if you’d rather not get so involved, ask for a table farther away from the action when yous make your reservation. We understand not everyone loves being in the spotlight like Bullitts does. He likes it so much that he wishes we had more than one show a day! Yous know what? Some days we do have two shows! Visit our showtimes page and see when matinees, early shows and late shows take place. More than likely Bullitts will be here waitin’ on yous.

As it is (unfortunately), there are times our guests take the audience interaction a little too personal. Our wise guys are pretty quick to pick up on the high-hats that can’t take a joke. But seriously folks, if Bullitts can joke with a lady in a wheelchair tellin’ her he’s going to switch out her oxygen tank with laughing gas, then yous can lighten up too, capisce?! It’s not like we’re going to put yous in front of the chopper squad if yous smile a little. Forget-about-it…We’re here to have fun!

How to Meet Bullitts – Buy Discounted Dinner Show Tickets!

If you’d like to meet Bullitts, or any of my wise guys and gals here at Capone’s Dinner & Show, we’ve made it easy. Jus’ make your reservations online and get half price tickets! Come to our speakeasy an’ be part of the great audience interaction that Bullitts an’ the gang make happen every evening. Your entire family (including your 7 children) will enjoy the show and can play a part in the action. The laughter will do yous good, and the evening will be one for the history books.

Make Reservations

While you’re a guest at Capone’s Dinner & Show, be sure to meet Bullitts. He’s here nearly every night of the year. When he’s not, well, you can only imagine what he’s doin’ at home. We love our family & invite you to be a part of it too! Join us one evening soon.