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Minnesota Movie Theatres (page 1)

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Rialto Theatre
Aitkin, MN
Cozy Theatre
Wadena, MN
The Rialto Theatre opened in 1937 and is still in operation. For more, see this website.

The Cozy Theatre opened as a movie house in 1914. In 1938, the theater was remodeled. This marquee was added and the roof was raised for a balcony. The theatre has expanded into the building next door and now has three screens. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

Paramount Theatre
Austin, MN
former Chateau Theatre
Rochester, MN
The Paramount Theatre opened in 1929 as an atmospheric theatre with a Spanish courtyard motif and a ceiling with twinkling stars. It closed in 1975 and served as a nightclub and a comedy club until the late 1980s. Restoration began in 1996. The theatre is now used for live performances. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4.

The former Chateau Theatre opened in 1927. It was converted into a Barnes & Noble bookstore in 1994. Many of the interior details still remain. For more, see 1 and 2.

State Theatre
Kasson, MN
Le Sueur Theatre
Le Sueur, MN
The State Theatre opened in 1937 and is still in operation. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4

The Le Sueur Theatre was built in 1934 and is still operating. For more, see this website.

State Theatre
Hutchinson, MN
Wayzata Theatre
Wayzata, MN
The State Theatre opened in 1937. Additional screens were added in the 1970s and 1980s. The theatre was restored from 2003-2005. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

The Wayzata Theatre opened in 1932 and closed in the 1980s. It has now been converted into retail space. The remaining marquee was restored. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Edina Cinema
Edina, MN
Canby Theatre
Canby, MN
NorShor Theatre
Duluth, MN
The Edina Cinema opened in 1934. The theatre's marquee was destroyed in a twister in 1981 and recreated. In 1988, a new fourplex theatre was built at the site, saving only the facade and the marquee. For more, see this website.

The Canby Theatre opened in 1939 and is still in operation. For more, see this website.

The NorShor Theatre was built in 1910 as the Orpheum Theatre. In 1941, it was remodeled in the Art Deco style and renamed. There was a 64 foot tall sign tower addition at that time with 3,000 lights. The tower was demolished in 1967. The theatre housed a strip club when the first two photos were taken in 2008. By 2011, third photo, the NorShor letters had been removed from the marquee and the building was vacant. However, the letters are down only temporarily as the theatre is soon to be restored. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Main Street Theatre
Sauk Centre, MN
Chief Theatre
Bemidji, MN
Riviera Theatre
Hastings, MN
The Main Street Theatre opened in 1939 and is still in operation. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

The Chief Theatre was designed by Liebenberg & Kaplan and built in 1937. It now houses the Paul Bunyan Playhouse. For more, see this website.

The Riviera Theatre opened in 1939 and closed in 1969. It has been converted into the Riviera Office Center. For more, see this website.

Falls Cinema
Little Falls, MN
State Theatre
Ely, MN
The Falls Cinema opened in 1913 as the Little Theatre. In 1937, it was remodeled in the Art Deco style. For more, see this website.

The State Theatre opened in 1937. It has been closed since at least 2007. For more, see this website.

State Theatre
Jackson, MN
The State Theatre was built in 1926. For more, see this website.

Kee Theatre
Kiester, MN
Lido Theatre
Arlington, MN
The Kee Theatre opened in 1949 and is still operating. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

The Lido Theatre opened in 1949 and is still operating. For more, see this website.

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