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Last-Minute Valentine’s Plans

It can happen to the best of us. We wait until we’re scrambling and then have to make last-minute Valentine’s plans. Or… one Sweetheart expects something more than is planned; one Sweetheart hasn’t planned anything at all, or the plans that have been made fail miserably. Any of these scenarios can result in a whole lot of not-love going around. Here is some advice from the Wise Guys & Gals to keep these scenarios from happening this evening (or Saturday) with YOUR Sweetheart… even if you are reading this and making last-minute Valentine’s plans.

Plain and simple last-minute Valentine’s plans… take your “Gal” or “Goon” to a dinner show at Capone’s tonight!

There are still a few tickets available for tonight’s Capone’s Valentine’s Show. The early show option is extremely limited, however, tickets are readily available for the late show (8:30 pm). Either way, it will seem as if you’ve planned this evening for weeks! Purchase tickets online, pick up your date and show up for the show! Or, purchase tickets, call a cab or Uber and arrive at the show ready to enjoy the unlimited drinks included in your show ticket.

Tickets are only $34.99 adults and $22.99 kids (plus tax and gratuity). There still may be a limited number of VIP Tickets available at $46.99 adults and $31.99 kids (plus tax and gratuity). However, since you’ve waited until now (like a true flat tire) and are making last-minute Valentine’s plans, don’t count on those VIP tickets.

Last-Minute Valentine’s Plans 2 nights, 2 shows

Saturday has Two (2) Shows too!

With V-day being on a weekday, perhaps you’re planning to celebrate your love this weekend instead of tonight. Capone’s has you covered there too! This Saturday, February 17, there are also two show times available (5 pm and 8:30 pm). Tickets are available for both of these shows…at least for now. Even though it’s not really, really last-minute Valentine’s plans, attending the show on Saturday gives you a few more days to make it extra special. HINT: Spring for some roses or jewelry to go along with the dinner show tickets!

Pre-order a boa &/or a fedora and get into the spirit & have fun!

Costume accessories are definitely the cat’s meow. Have fun while you’re out for the evening! Get into the era! Cheap accessories can be found in the gift shop if you forget to purchase them online with your tickets. For those of you wanting to be treated like a big boss or significant skirt, Capone’s VIP tickets are the way to go. VIP tickets include:

  • Early admission (enjoy Al’s Four Deuces Lounge)
  • Casino chips for table games
  • A take-home souvenir shot glass
  • Tickets for the Dinner and Show
  • VIP Seating offering our best seats in the house
  • Priority Seating – We seat Valentine’s Day VIP guests first (provided you are on time)

Capone's Valentine's VIP Experience

If you still need to make last-minute Valentine’s plans, just go to AlCapones.com and order Valentine’s dinner show tickets and relax. You’re going to have a great time. Your special someone is really going to enjoy the show, and you’ll come away smelling like…well, a dozen roses! Please take note: the roses are YOUR responsibility…Al don’t want nothin’ to do wit’ dat. 😉

The gang hopes everyone will join them and have a great Valentine’s day today. If not, Al hopes you have a really, really good alibi!

Happy V-day everyone!

Fun Christmas Facts – Yule Find Handy

Fun Christmas facts are something most people may not be interested in this time of year. You have so much on your plate, why be bothered with a bunch of holiday trivia? However, Al & the gang at Capone’s have witnessed a few mugs that could have used a little knowledge when hanging around certain crowds.

Fun Christmas Facts

Holiday parties are very popular this time of year as businesses celebrate another year’s end. Families and friends also gather to visit and exchange gifts. Meals are consumed and toasts are made. Then what?

If you are at an office party, you might meander trying to strike up a conversation with the co-worker from down the hall. At a family reunion, you might sit next to an uncle you just never have anything to talk to about. Did you ever wish you could just blurt out something to get the conversation going?

Here are some fun Christmas facts that you may or may not know. If you remember a few, you can always strike up a conversation using one of these facts. Who knows, you might even impress the boss or that uncle!

Remember, one of the fun Christmas facts is that Capone’s Dinner & Show is a great place to have your office party. It is also a great place for friends and families to gather for reunions. Since we’ll be doing all of the entertaining, you won’t get stuck trying to keep the conversation going. You also won’t get stuck doing the dishes!!

Fun Christmas Facts:

  • Electric tree lights were invented by Edward Johnson in the US in 1882.
  • The bestselling Christmas single ever is Bing Crosby’s White Christmas, shifting over 50million copies worldwide since 1942.
  • In 1999, residents of the state of Maine in America built the world’s biggest ever snowman. He stood at 113ft tall.
  • James Pierpont’s 1857 song Jingle Bells was first called One Horse Open Sleigh and was written for Thanksgiving.
  • The world’s tallest Xmas tree at 221ft high was erected in a Washington shopping mall in 1950.
  • The word Noel derives from the French expression “les bonnes nouvelles” or “the good news.”
  • US scientists calculated that Santa would have to visit 822 homes a second to deliver all the world’s presents on Christmas Eve, traveling at 650 miles a second.
  • The first decorated Christmas tree was in Riga, Latvia in 1510.
  • When Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol, people did not know what Christmas trees were, so he had to explain it.
  • There are two competing claims as to which president was the first to place a Christmas tree in the White House. Some scholars say President Franklin Pierce did in 1856; others say President Benjamin Harrison brought in the first tree in 1889. President Coolidge started the White House lighting ceremony in 1923.
  • Teddy Roosevelt banned the Christmas tree from the White House for environmental reasons.
  • The official Christmas tree tradition at Rockefeller Center began in 1933. Since 2004 the tree has been topped with a 550-pound Swarovski Crystal star. And since 2007, the tree has been lit with 30,000 energy-efficient LED’s which are powered by solar panels.

More Fun Facts:

  • 98 percent of all Christmas trees are grown on farms, while only 2% are cut from the wild.
  • 10.9 million artificial trees were purchased in the United States in 2012.
  • In 1962, the first Christmas postage stamp was issued in the United States.
  • Alabama was the first state in the United States to officially recognize Christmas in 1836. Oklahoma was the last U.S. state to declare Christmas a legal holiday, in 1907.
  • There are two islands named Christmas.  Christmas Island (formerly Kiritimati) in the Pacific Ocean and Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean.
  • There are 3 towns in the US that are named Santa Claus. One in Georgia, one in Arizona and one in Indiana.
  • Each year more than 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in the U.S. alone.
  • Christmas purchases account for 1/6 of all retail sales in the U.S.
  • All the gifts in the Twelve Days of Christmas would equal 364 gifts.
  • The tradition of naughty children getting a lump of coal in their stocking comes from Italy.
  • Gary Dahl from California sold 5 million Pet Rocks in the USA in the Christmas season of 1975.
  • The Slinky was the most popular toy sold in Britain at Christmas 1953.

So there you have it. Some fun Christmas facts to help strike up an interesting conversation! Just be sure to tell everyone that the wise guys at Capone’s Dinner & Show are the ones that have shared these facts with you. We hope it makes your holidays a little wiser!

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Halloween Alternative – Capone’s Dinner & Show

Are you a person that does NOT like to be scared? What should you do as a Halloween alternative? Halloween has become a huge event in Orlando. Every theme park offers costume events or terror-related experiences. I get scared just driving down I-4, so I would much rather skip this holiday and find a fun Halloween alternative!

No Witches at this Orlando Dinner Show

Witch prohibition: Halloween alternatives that skip the witches

Scary Things to do in Orlando & Nearby

There are plenty of scary things to do, other than events at the theme parks. Just up the road, in Cassadaga are all types of spiritual encounters. Did you know that there are several haunted places in and around Orlando? There are several tour companies that will guide you through various haunted places in Orlando, Kissimmee, Tampa and Ybor City. There is even a cemetery that offers tours that can raise the hair on the back of your neck. Furthermore, if you are interested in weird, spooky experiences, check out Spook Hill in Lake Wales. Even the old abandoned KSC Launch Pad of Apollo 1 is believed to be haunted by ghosts of three astronauts who lost their lives in a tragic fire.

Additionally, haunted houses are plenty around town. Check out this map of haunted houses in Orlando. Want to sleep with ghosts? Make reservations at any of these three hotels in Orlando where guests have reported seeing ghosts:

  • Crowne Plaza – vague reports of a ghostly entity inhabiting room 621.
  • Super 8 International Drive – room 206 has long been considered a haunted hot-spot in this Orlando hotel.
  • Peabody Hotel (rebranded to Hyatt) – built in 1986, there are claims that a number of people have committed suicide in the building over the years, and that their spirits can sometimes be seen roaming the hallways.

Halloween Alternatives That are Not Scary

Halloween alternatives are events that are not scary, but still Halloween-related. You can participate in several 5K runs and walks scheduled for this weekend. Runners and walkers will be in costume. They contribute to charities that really need our support. Then there are costume contests you can find in nearly every neighborhood, town and county. There are even costume contests for pets! Another Halloween alternative involves trick-or-treating in shopping centers and malls. Fun and safe for your children, with an added benefit of getting a jump on your holiday shopping! While looking for a great list of events, check out News 13’s list of Halloween alternatives.

Best Halloween Alternative That Has Nothing to do with Halloween

Halloween Alternative - Capone's Dinner & Show

If you avoid frights whenever possible, Halloween is a great opportunity to check out an Orlando dinner show. There are several to choose from, but the best value is Capone’s Dinner & Show. Instead of a sinking feeling in your stomach from the result of pure terror, your belly may jiggle from all of the laughter. It’s fun. Not frightful. I think there are a lot of folks out there like me, who’d rather skip the candy handouts and tricks being played upon them. Instead, enjoy an evening out celebrating an era of our history when prohibition (not witches) ruled.

What a Treat!

At Capone’s Dinner & Show, you can purchase your tickets in advance and receive 50% off. Besides being fun, it is the best value of all the Orlando dinner shows. If you decide to take in the show on Halloween night, you’ll even get a treat to take home (not the candy-kind either). No tricks involved! You may have to skip the sweets after you hit the delicious dinner buffet. Dessert is offered…if you have room! The drinks will keep coming all evening too. The wait staff work very hard to accommodate every guest, even if they do have that ‘made’ attitude. It’s all part of the act, so loosen up and enjoy!

Al and the gang want to remind you that costume accessories are available in the Gift Shop. Need a fedora? How about a flapper headband or boa? Stop by if you are in need of gangster costume ideas!

Finally, Capone’s is a great Halloween alternative in Orlando. Kids enjoy it too, but you may have a hard time getting them to a dinner theatre on Halloween night. Good news is, Capone’s is open every night of the year, so bring the kids some other evening. On October 31st, turn off your porch lights and come to Capone’s. They’ll have a treat waiting for you and promise not to scare you away!

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Happy Independence Day from Al and the Gang!

Happy Independence Day from the gang at Capone's

Happy July 4th everyone! We hope everyone will have a happy and safe Independence Day. Our show will begin at 8:00 p.m. on July 4 with a special offer for everyone that attends our show on this National holiday. We are a perfect alternative to the loud fireworks and crowds found at many other attractions. Our show is a blast without the boom!

Come celebrate with us. We look forward to your visit.

Perfect Night for Father’s Day: Capone’s Dinner & Show

After a day of golfing, fishing, or doing anything else a dad enjoys, this is a perfect night for Father’s Day. Attending Capone’s Dinner & Show is a fun way to finish a Father’s Day spent in the Orlando area. Dad and his entire gang will enjoy the dinner and show. Be sure to get your tickets early – Father’s Day is popular around this joint!

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No Cooking on a Perfect Night for Father’s Day

Even if dad is the Grill Master, Master Chef, Grand Pooh-Bah of the Stove, Killer of the Kitchen… why make him do the grilling and cooking? Our chefs have put out a spread fit for any godfather! It’s fill-your-own-plate and drink unlimited, so no one goes home hungry (or thirsty). There’s something on the menu everyone in the family will enjoy!

New Show is a Hit!

Perfect Night for Father’s DayDad will also enjoy the comedy and action within the new show. Our dames and mobsters are quite funny, and those dancers sure are easy on the eyes! Our looney bunch of gangsters and dames are at it again in the all-new 25th anniversary show! With more audience interaction than ever before, this prohibition era speakeasy will have you laughing so hard the dice will roll right out of your pocket!

Bring Dad to Capone’s Dinner & Show this Father’s Day (June 18, 2017) and your gang (every paying guest) receives a shot glass for FREE! The little tots (excluding infants) will receive a fun fedora! Click here to read about this special offer. Adults cost only $32.99 and children ages 4-12 will cost $20.99 (using this coupon). So you see, dinner out with Dad will also get him a special collectible gift! How great is that?

For the Spiffy Gent & Dame

Be sure to stop in the gift shop and pick up fedoras or boas for everyone in your group. It’s a stylish way to celebrate. Take advantage of the photo op with Dad and your family all spiffied up! Need more reasons to celebrate at Capone’s? Read them all in our article of 25 reasons guests love our speakeasy.

See you on Father’s Day!