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I just posted a write up about the Cooper on my website. Let me know what you think. http://wp.me/p20gfX-15z
Joe, I saw movies at the Anoka Cinema right up until the end and can say with a good deal of authority that it was always two, not to mention there is no way they could have added two more because there was simply no room.
Yeah, chalk this one up to “demolished.” Just drove by it. Nothing but an empty parking lot that misses its previous occupant of 30-some years.
DThomas, any chance of linking or emailing those pics of the Cooper? Let us know….
Well, our fears have become a reality. According to the Pioneer Press as of December 6, 2006 — the same paper that ran the story above — Har Mar Theaters will be closing after 36 years of business on Thursday, December 7 to make way for that new megaplex. Kind of sad to think about all the movies that have come and gone.
First show: 1pm show of “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever,” Sept. 18, 1970.
Last show: 9:50 show of “Stranger Than Fiction,” Dec. 7, 2006.
In the late ‘70s, the name of this theater was changed to RAPIDS CINEMA.
Yea, the front ones are the ones with the history.
With a new AMC going into the brand new development at the Rosedale Mall less than one mile away, are there plans to kill the Har Mar Theater? I’m not big on Har Mar, but it would be sad to see a theater so old finally kicking the bucket if so.
Anybody have pictures of this theater?
Any other pics?
What is the current use of the building now?
I am looking for information on
JERRY LEWIS CINEMA
100 TWIN DRIVE IN
ABC BROOKDALE (THE MALL SINGLE-SCREEN)
Any information or pictures (!) would be greatly appreciated!!!!
I love that book! But there are several smaller theaters that didn’t make the cut, and those are the ones I am more interested in. Thanks though!
I don’t see it on there. Am I dumb?
They turned it into a dance club called Barfly. The marquee is still there, though.
Originally, this was a five-screen theater. Then they updated to 10 before finally filling the space in the now-defunct Pamida department store that stood next door with the remaining seven theaters. Nice theater, though they do have small auditoriums.
When will the Downtown Mann have its own listing on Cinema Treasures? Budyboy, do you know enough about it to post one?
Random fact: Studio 97 held the Twin Cities exclusive of “My Brilliant Career” starring Judy Davis when the movie premiered in May of 1980. Odd for a theater no one remembers.
How long ago was that?
Anybody have pics?
Big Red, email those pics to