Alberni’s Capitol Theatre open house

Alberni's Portal Players is hosting an open house at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 15.

Portal Players Dramatic Society will hold an open house at the Capitol Theatre this Saturday, Oct. 15.

Special guests for the evening will be members of the Warren family, which owned the theatre for 50 years.

Seventy-five years after it was first opened, the Capitol Theatre remains standing as a vibrant community asset in the Alberni Valley. The theatre society invites the community to rediscover the theatre, tour the facility, and meet the Warren family who will be unveiling a commemorative plaque and permanent display of photographs.

Tours will begin at 6:30 p.m., hosted by Portal Players members. Visitors will see areas that are usually closed to the public like the backstage, the green room, and the mysterious attic.

They will also get to enjoy the new-to-the-Capitol seats, and inspect the refinished flooring and floor lighting.

Festivities begin at 7:30 p.m., with a presentation from the Warren family, and end with the unveiling of the plaque and photographs in the licensed lounge upstairs.

The free tours and events in the theatre are open to all ages; however, visitors must be at least 19 years of age to visit the lounge in the evening.