Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Address: 25 John St N
Date: May 2015
The Capri Restaurant in downtown Hamilton has been there since the early 1960s. We have visited several times through the years and it has undergone some changes. We were once allowed to take a peek at the famous Blue Grotto room upstairs which is designed like a blue cave. We have also been lucky enough to visit the site of a historic ass kicking in the parking lot out back. Sadly, this appears to have been turned into a construction site building new condominiums.
When we first visited Capri it still had its original look. A mural on the wall, round tables and bright colours with dim lighting. It has since been renovated with a more modern look. Change is always inevitable.
The wall at the back of the building was painted to read Capri Pizza & Spaghetti. In the movie Kick-Ass, this is where Kick-Ass comes across a couple of car thieves and makes his first attempt to be a hero.
Unfortunately, Kick-Ass and his baton are no match for the two thieves. Kick-Ass ends up getting stabbed in the stomach.
As his attackers run away, an injured Kick-Ass stumbles out into the street. Now for a bit of movie magic. Note the interlocking brick roadway. A car hits Kick-Ass and he flies up over the roof.
Kick-Ass lands with a thud on the ground. Not only is he now lying on an asphalt road, but he is also two blocks over on Mary Street. The car that hit him speeds away past the Hamilton Vision Centre. The movies mix a bit of reality with fantasy. You can visit what is left of the Capri Pizza parking lot and area, but be sure to come inside and enjoy a very real meal.
Map of Our World
Kick-Ass In The Street , Capri Pizza Parking Lot
Capri Family Restaurant
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