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Web site: http://www.dellrapidsgrandoperahouse.com/default.aspx
No movies scheduled.
Anything current on this theatre?
Now operated by Golden Age Cinemas. This is the website:
Opening on July 11.
According to their Facebook page, this theater is closed because of the failure to convert to digital.
Was this theater being used by a community theater group in 1963-64? I recall seeing a live production then in a former movie theater downtown.
The new “Transformers” movie prominently features the Uptown at the beginning of the film. The only thing is, that it has been moved to a small town in Texas. There are shots in the lobby and auditorium, as well as the projection room.
According to their Facebook page, this theater will be closing soon because it has not gone digital.
Google Street View is way off. The former theatre is now part of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society.
Status should be “closed.”
It is closed. The phone is disconnected and its Facebook page has not been updated in nearly 2 years.
Nice article about he reopening of this theater.
Now known as Superior Value Cinema, because it is a 2nd-run house. Most likely due to the proximity of the first-run Duluth Cinema in the Canal Park section of downtown Duluth.
According to the website, grand re-opening is scheduled for Friday, June 20.
There is now a new website for this theater which includes pictures of the digital conversion: http://richlandmovies.com/
It’s now 2014. Has the theater been brought back to life yet?
The news article mentions that they will also be installing a new screen and making overall improvements to the location. That can eat up a lot of money very quickly.
In this part of the city, the trend has been to take major intersection corner properties and convert them to either Walgreens or CVS stores. Maybe the Patio owner has been offered a deal to good to refuse?
On Friday, May 2, Marcus announced the breaking of ground for the new theater complex in nearby Sun Prairie. This should mean the end for the Eastgate once the new complex is open.
Is this theatre a twin screen? The marquee shows #s 1&2.
According to the website, a Kickstarter campaign was begun in February to raise money for a digital projector.
The website only details funding efforts and the phone goes to voice mail. Is this place really open?
There is a brief glimpse of the marquee in the 1977 film “The Gauntlet.” Clint Eastwood is in an ambulance escorting a prisoner to the airport as it passes the Fremont.
The owners have raised the money for the digital conversion at both the indoor and outdoor theaters. There is a video clip with this link:
This theater appears in a TV commercial for Liberty Mutual Insurance promoting volunteerism. There are two shots of the exterior at night and an auditorium scene as well.