We have an amazing entertainment gem in the heart of Lindsay and a mere 8 minute walk from our home; The Academy Theatre. This wonderful soft seater has been entertaining the residents of Lindsay, The City of Kawartha Lakes and beyond for 110 years and counting. Residents and their forebearers have had the honour of being entertained by the most talented acts anywhere over the years. Marie Dressler, the Marx Brothers, Sammy Davis Jr. in the early days to name a few.
My family have enjoyed a number of acts there, The Stampeders recently, Stayin`Alive Bee Gees Tribute, Ron James and Rex Murphy to name a few. The acts coming in the next few weeks are remarkable and should sell out for sure! George Canyon will be here November 27th, The State Ballet Theatre of Russia will be presenting The Nutcracker on December 8th and 9th, and The Barra McNeils East Coast Christmas on December 1st, just to name a few! Remarkable world class talent right here in Lindsay! We also have excellent fine dining at restaurants that are literally a mere 200 metres from the theatre doors. Try the Olympia, or Pane Vino or maybe Hobarts... but make sure you have reservations if you want to eat before the show! The food is fantastic and the wine list at Pane Vino is truly impressive. If you`re visiting from out of town to see one of these acts, why not make a weekend of it? There are a number of accomodations but there's a particularly lovely bed and breakfast that I know of, a quick walk to The Academy, called The House Next Door.
So, problem solved! You visit our lovely town, enjoy a wonderful meal, see a great show, and sleep in a cozy B & B and save The Academy effortlessly!
We need to sell out every show at The Academy and support it all the way by attendance or donations. We can`t afford to lose this entertainment mecca we are fortunate enough to have right here in the heart of the Kawarthas.
Here's a link: http://www.academytheatre.ca/
I hope to see you at The Academy and around our wonderful town soon!