Robbinsdale, MN – Robbinsdale to consider fate of Terrace Theater

posted by ThrHistoricalSociety on August 5, 2016 at 8:14 am

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From MPR News: The Robbinsdale City Council will consider the future of the historic Terrace Theater at its meeting Monday night.

The venue has been closed since the late ‘90s. But when it was built in 1951, it was considered one of the most luxurious theaters in the country. It catered to movie-goers not only from around the metro, but from all over the country and abroad.

Robbinsdale is now considering demolishing the building to make way for a new grocery store and other development. MPR’s Cathy Wurzer spoke with David Leonhardt, who chairs a local group that’s come together to fight that vision.

Link to the story, with audio: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/01/fate-of-terrace-theater-robbinsdale

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