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Capone’s Dinner Show Re-Opening in July

Al with maskDue to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases, we have made the decision to re-open with a limited schedule at this time. We will be monitoring the situation and determining the best schedule going forward. Thank you for your understanding. If you have questions, please call the box office at 407-397-2378. Stay safe everyone!

 

It’s time to get this party re-started! Capone’s Dinner Show will be re-opening Saturday, July 25, 2020. We had to shut the party down just as we were getting into our 28th Anniversary Celebration. Well, no more! We’re re-opening better than ever.

Capone’s Dinner Show Re-Opening

Capone’s Dinner & Show Re-Opening Schedule

On July 25th, our first nightly show will take place at 8:00 p.m. Our online ticket system is taking reservations now. Our box office is also open receiving reservations by phone – call 407-397-2378. We will continue to feature only one show per night on a limited schedule, providing our staff plenty of time to sanitize our beautiful theater. Once the summer season is over (August 25), our showtime will be at 7:30 p.m.

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What’s New – 6 Things to Note

  1. When waiting outside in line, you will need to stay 6 feet behind the party in front of you. By now, we figure you know what this space is, but if you need help, a masked wise guy will beat it in to remind you. Speaking of masks, guests will be required to wear one to enter, while moving about the theater, and during the performance portion of the evening.
  2. No loitering in the gift shop. As much as we’d love for you to be able to case the joint browse, this is not a realistic option during this time. Only a few guests will be allowed in the lobby at a time. You can still pre-order costume accessories and have them waiting for you with your ticket order.
  3. Gone is the serve-yourself-buffet. A 4-course dinner will replace it, served by Al’s finest. Enjoy appetizers, bread & salad, entrée/sides and dessert, and of course unlimited hooch drinks. Select your own appetizer & entrée from an Italian/American dinner menu fit for any mob boss. In fact, Al says, “Don’t yous worry none. There’ll be plenty of favorites on the menu. More entrée selections than any other area dinner show!” Portions will still be plentiful. A child’s menu will be available, as well as options for those with dietary restrictions.
  4. Capone’s Dinner Show re-opening plans also include social distancing for guests inside the speakeasy. Tables are spread out providing plenty of sneezing breathing room. We are following all CDC guidelines, including capacity limits.
  5. Guest/Cast interaction will be limited. However, bantering, talking back, having a nice conversation with the cast will still be welcomed. After all, our wise guys and gals are the best in the business when it comes to improv comedy and one-liners. Don’t expect an attitude change.
  6. Guest mug shots will still be available, however, photos with the cast will not happen at this time. As much as Bunny-June would love to smother you with appreciation for coming to see her, it will not be allowed. Nor will the wise guys get too close with their threats, guns, friendly gestures.

Welcome Back to Our Joint

Our gang cannot wait to welcome you back. Join us in celebrating our re-opening and our 28th anniversary. The party will resume and the gangster giveaway prizes will be better than ever. There will be slight modifications to the show, but nothing to ‘snap a cap’ out. As Al would say, Prohibition [COVID-19] has made nothing but trouble.” Let’s get back to having a blast from like we did in the past!


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Orlando Area Dinner Shows Remain Closed

Orlando area dinner shows remain closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Theaters sit empty. Employees have either been laid off or furloughed. Performers, servers and guest service staff wait eagerly for the return of laughter, cheers, action and guest interaction. How will that look when our beloved dinner shows reopen? Nobody is for certain until there is a vaccination for Covid-19, but here are a few things the wise guys at Capone’s Dinner & Show anticipate.

Buffet Service at Orlando Area Dinner Shows

Prior to the State mandate to shut down mid-March, buffet service at Capone’s had already adapted to a new way of doing things. Instead of guests helping themselves at the buffet, employees assisted guests by dishing out their selections for them. This prevented multiple people from handling utensils. No doubt, traditional buffet service is a thing of the past until a solution for Covid-19 is available to the public.

Orlando area dinner shows Buffet Line

No doubt, buffet service will change for all Orlando area dinner shows and restaurants until a vaccine is available.

Guest Spacing

We also anticipate guests being spread further apart when shows are able to resume. This will be welcomed by some guests who like to distance themselves from other parties. However, those that enjoyed interacting with others next to them or across the table may have to wait for that feature to return. Nevertheless, Capone’s is prepared to meet the capacity standards regardless of the limitations set upon reopening.

Guest Interaction

Guests on stage? We think so! Dance routines may change slightly, but a little Charleston performed 6 feet apart is still entertaining. Guest interaction is still very doable. Our children’s interviews are very popular, and we see no issues continuing with a social distancing segment in the show.


While some other restaurants in Central Florida have adapted with unique services, Orlando area dinner shows will have to wait a little while longer. There is no take-out, no outdoor seating and very little we can do right now other than sell gift cards and wait. We’ve done our part to help stop the spread of the virus, and we’ll continue to protect our guests in the future.

Who knows, this “bug” may see some jitterbug from the wise guys and gals very soon. Until then, wash your ‘flippers’ often, stay home if you’re sick, and know that Al’s gang wishes you well and hopes things are ‘hitting on all eight’ at your joint.

Magic in Orlando with Magic Dinner Shows & More

Central Florida is truly magical, with a lot of magic in Orlando – from magic shows to Magical Dining, Magic Basketball, magic theme parks & more. It seems people can’t get enough magic. Visitors to the Central Florida area often think it is a magical place. After all, Magic Kingdom is here! However, there is a lot more ‘pixie dust’ spread all around the city in various forms.


Al would like to point out that there is NO magic performed at Capone’s Dinner & Show. After the exposure to all of the other pixie dust in the area, this is often a welcomed relief. No tricks. No sleight-of-hand. No disappearing act. No straight jackets to escape out of (maybe handcuffs or cement shoes – you never know about those wise guys). Capone’s offers plain ol’ gangster fun and a speakeasy cabaret. However, there is one magical thing about Capone’s… make reservations online and bad-a-boom! Tickets are half price!

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A Little History of Magic in Orlando

Cinderella Castle at Magic KingdomFirst, let’s start at the beginning (sort of). Magic Kingdom opened on October 1 in 1971. It was the first of four theme parks at the resort. Guests experience fairy tales and Disney characters in many magical ways. Starting with the Cinderella Castle. It was inspired by the fairy tale castle seen in the 1950 film and became real when the park was built. This Orlando theme park has created a lot of magic. In 2018, the park hosted 20.859 million visitors. This makes it the most visited theme park in the world for the thirteenth consecutive year and the most visited theme park in North America for at least the past nineteen years.

Orlando Magic BasketballSecondly, in 1989, the Orlando Magic basketball franchise was established. Notable NBA stars include Shaquille O’Neal, Penny Hardaway, Patrick Ewing, Grant Hill, Tracy McGrady, Dwight Howard, and many others. As of 2019, the franchise has played in the NBA playoffs for exactly half of its existence (15 playoff appearances in 30 years). The team has been to the NBA Finals twice (1995 and 2009). The games are a lot of fun to attend and fans expect a lot more magic to come.

The Wizarding World of Harry PotterThirdly, Universal Studios brought about its own magical world in 2010. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened and has now expanded its intrigue throughout both parks. Magic wands are purchased in shops. Restaurants feature entrées and drinks featured in the magic-filled Harry Potter books/movies. Rides and décor are found throughout Universal Studios offering numerous magical experiences.

 

The Other Magical Orlando

Once the Magic Kingdom opened, many other magical places appeared. Smaller attractions such as Magical Midway offer fun all their own. Magical hotels and diners opened their doors. Magic Castle Inn & Suites was just one of the many hotels that included the magic name. Villages, vacation homes, and timeshares came on the scene and still exist. Even Carnival Cruiseline has a ship with the magic name.

Close up view of magic show in Orlando

Close-up view of the magic show at Wonderworks.

Want to ‘hear magic’ in Orlando? Tune into the Magic 107.7 radio station. Feel like dining in a unique fashion? Try Magical Dining all throughout the month of September. Looking for a magical dinner show? Check out WonderWorks’ magic show. It has recently debuted a close-up stage camera. Now you can watch the magic show on large TV screens and try to catch the sleight-of-hand magic. Furthermore, you can see a magic show inside a hotel. The Wizardz Magic Theater offers a magic show most Monday nights. They are located at the Seralargo Hotel and Suites, 5678 Irlo Bronson Hwy (192), Kissimmee FL 34746.

Magicians in Orlando

Magic in Orlando by Jimmy Ichihana

Jimmy Ichihana performs on Penn & Teller: Fool Us. Photo by Jacob Kepler.

With all of the magic opportunities in Orlando, it was just a matter of time before the area produced some great magicians. Just recently, Orlando magician Jimmy Ichihana made his second appearance on ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us.’ While he is not performing on television, Ichihana is part of the “See Magic Live” team. He has performed at Boxi Park in Lake Nona and is scheduled to appear at Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster on September 28 at “An Evening of Magic” dinner show. This exclusive restaurant offers an Orlando magic dinner show once a month on Friday & Saturday nights. Various magicians perform. The cost is not for the average diner. Plan on spending at least $150 per person.

Spellbinding Magic

In conclusion, there is no shortage of magic in Orlando. Some magical experiences come at a higher price than others. A number of them last all day, while others for only an hour or two. Some will have you cheering and screaming – others sleeping like a baby. Despite what type of magic you are searching for, just wave your wand over Orlando. Okay…so it won’t magically appear, but it will reveal itself without a lot of hocus-pocus. Above all, the spell of great memories is certain to last a lifetime!

Adult Field Trips to Capone’s Dinner & Show – Day Trippin’

Remember school days when field trips were scheduled? Students could hardly wait to get to school! Just because you are now an adult doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Schedule an adult group trip to Capone’s Dinner & Show!

Many adult organizations plan group trips to Capone’s Dinner & Show. Additionally, popular county parks and recreation programs also offer monthly field trips for adults. Some nursing homes, assisted living facilities and even HOAs plan trips for their residents. There are plenty of things to see and do in the Orlando area. Day trips include group visits to Forever Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History, Orlando Science Center, New Smyrna’s Museum of History, and many other Central Florida attractions. Yet nothing beats a field trip that includes dinner & a show!

Of course, Capone’s is a popular destination for student field trips too. See our post for more information about student group tours and ticket specials.

Field Trips to Capone’s Dinner & Show

A field trip to Capone’s Dinner & Show includes a matinee performance with a lunch buffet. While the normal showtime is in the evening, the wise guys are happy to schedule an exclusive afternoon matinee performance for large groups. You need 150 adults in your party to qualify for a special matinee performance. One of Al’s favorite lines is, “If you bring a bus, we’ll make a fuss!”

Field Trips to Capone's are fun!

If you don’t have a super large group, that’s okay too. Groups of 15 or more adults can still take advantage of group pricing and perks. If you have less than 15 in your group, you won’t be left out. Many matinee performances are open to the public (and half-price tickets are available). This early showtime is very popular, and Capone’s Dinner & Show is excited to have matinees as a vital part of their agenda. In fact, Capone’s regularly schedules matinees for all visitors, whether they are part of a large group or not. The matinee schedule is updated regularly on the website.

Matinee Show Dates for the rest of 2019:
Aug. 22, Sept. 19,  Oct. 17,  Nov. 21,  Dec. 19

Please note: dates are subject to change and reservations are required.

Group Trips & Tips

Groups, such as family reunions also find that a field trip to Capone’s Dinner & Show is perfect for adults and children alike! We know it can be difficult to please an entire gang. That’s why a Speakeasy setting certainly fits the bill. Enjoy dancing, singing, loads of audience interaction and action during the 2+ hours of entertainment. The buffet also has a little something for everyone. Load up your own plate and enjoy the show. Drinks are unlimited and our servers really know how to hustle.

Office parties are also great at Capone’s Dinner & Show. Read our post concerning corporate office parties for more information about bringing your ‘chain gang’ to our joint.

Want to know the best tip for planning a group trip to Capone’s? Make a phone call to 407-397-2378 and ask for a group specialist. Al’s pal can work up the best deal for your group. The proposal covers everything from discounted ticket prices, table selection, even boas and fedoras for everyone in your group. If this is a birthday or special occasion, other options are also available.

Take a field trip of a lifetime! Get a group together and visit Al and the gang. The show, music, and attitude are sure to make a lasting impression. Your group may very well be talking the talk and walking the walk for years to come.

Time to get day trippin’! We’ll see you at Al’s joint.

Professional Wrestling Dinner Theater Remains in the Ring

When you think of dinner entertainment for a night out on the town, what comes to mind? Most likely your first thought is not to attend a professional wrestling dinner theater. Yet, six times a year, you can join a sold-out crowd and enjoy such a dinner show.

In 2014 the new Manor Professional Wrestling Dinner Theater was mentioned in an article about new restaurant attractions. While newcomers were welcomed, we also said goodbye to other area dinner shows that closed their doors. Now, 5 years later, the Manor has seemed to have reached a happy platform and is still in the ring.

By limiting the number of shows performed to 6 per year, it is easier to attain a sell-out crowd. The wrestlers also have plenty of time to work on their performance. You see, the storyline at this professional wrestling dinner theater is every bit as important as the physical nature of the performance.

Professional Wrestling Dinner Theater

Performances and Storylines

2019 Schedule for Wrestling Dinner Show

The performance is all about good and evil. Lady Golden Eyes had entertained the village with only the best talent around. Meanwhile, a jealous Lord Darkness had other intentions in mind. He cast a spell upon the Manor and half of the performers turned evil. When both leaders disappear, chaos ensues and it is every warrior for themselves. It’s village vs. village in a contest to see who will win the prized Manor Medallion. Who will you cheer for?

Furthermore, the actual wrestling at the Manor Professional Wrestling Dinner Theater is not “real,” however, the acting is. It takes a great amount of skill to throw a fake punch. Consequently, if you don’t think it hurts to be tossed about a wrestling ring, think again! These actor/wrestlers are very fit performers. Their energy is contagious as well.

Fine Dining (in a sense)

Dinner courses are served throughout the show. The menu consists of tossed green salad, oven roasted chicken, green beans or vegetable medley, mashed potatoes and dinner rolls. Additionally, cheesecake is served for dessert. Beverages include ice tea, lemonade, coffee and water in which you replenish yourself at a beverage station.

Reserve Your Professional Wrestling Dinner Theater Tickets

Consequently, if you are not able to get into the July 19 show, reserve tickets at a future performance. Shows are tentatively set for September 27, November 29 and December 20. Check out their website for next years’ schedule at manorprowrestling.com. You may also send an email requesting reservations, especially if you are looking for a group discount.

Ticket prices start at $37 for kids (4-12 yrs.) & $43 for adults. Take advantage of the ‘couple up’ ticket at a discount of $75, or family of 4 at $145. VIP packages are also available which includes a photo and T-shirt. The cost includes the 2-hour show, three-course dinner, 7 pro wrestling matches, and a meet & greet after the show. Use the dinner show promo code: Manorpro and receive a 20% off discount (ends Jan. 1, 2020).

Finally, the Manor Professional Wrestling Dinner Theater is performed at Osceola Heritage Park, located next to the Silver Spurs Arena at 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744. If you go, enjoy the blend of body slams and spandex; dropkicks and dropped jaws. This is sure to be a fun, unusual night out on the town.

Manor Professional Wrestling crowd

If verbal cheap shots and tag teams of ‘trouble boys’ are your thing, why not check out the gang at Capone’s Dinner & Show. They’re open (nearly) every night of the year and offer a great entertainment value. Their cast consists of some hysterical characters whose antics will ‘flair flop’ their way right into your heart. Before your vacation’s three-count, be sure to save a night for Capone’s. It’s one dinner show ring you won’t soon “fa-get-a-bout-it.

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