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Please delete the photo. It is not the Minneapolis Orphuem but the St Paul one!
This picture is of the Orpheum in St. Paul. After it’s Orpheum days it became the President. Otherwise the info on the first Minneapolis Orpheum later the 7th street is correct.
That should be great job Michael. Didn’t get enough sleep last night. lol
I believe that Wise did not an intermission. But UA felt otherwise. I think I’m correct.Also great Michael.
I understand the theatre has been sold.
I don’t think it had any resemblance to the Cooper theatre at all. Although it was a classy house, it wasn’t on the same level as the Cooper.
Went to a screening of “Apollo 18” yestereday. Having not been in this cinema for some time, I was pleased to see that been fixed up a little. They seem to continue to draw good crowds for their Indian films. There seems to be a large Indian population in the area. Much of the staff is Indian. They have cleaned the place up. Still a lot of work remains to be done to bring it up to level of the nearby Mann Maple Grove 10 (also a discount cinema).
Interesting right behind this cinema, is the old GCC Brookdale 3 or 4. The building is still there. Across the street is a Kohl’s department store which stands on the site of the ABC Brookdale, one of the last single screen houses built in the Twin Cities. So the area in the early ‘80s really was a “theatre district”. The major nearby mall, Brookdale, has been razed. It was the second major Mall in Minnesota built in 1962.
70mm is coming back to the Heights. They will be presenting “West Side Story” in 70mm on 22 Sept at 7:30.
It’s been nearly half a century since the Century screened its last film, “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”, but it hasn’t been forgotten. During those five decades, the theatre burned down, an office building rose and was later razed to make way for City Centre, a downtown shopping mall which never really took off. But now the Hennepin Ave Theatre Trust, the folks who run the State, Orpheum and Pantages in downtown Minneapolis, are opeing the “New Century”. Located in inside City Centre, it will be a 300 seat, black box theatre. Although smaller and less grand than the old cinema, it’s good that the memory of the Century will live on in Minneapolis.
Only a few days short of its 101st Birthday, the old Shubert has reopened. Renamed the Goodale theatre, part of the Cowles Center, the theatre is now a mix of the old and new. One might call it the “incredible shrinking theatre”. Built with 1,600 seats, in 1957 it was downsized to 800, and now has dropped to a mere 500. The second balcony, which was closed off in 1957, has been removed. Part of the back of the main floor has been converted into a coat room. The boxes, removed in 1957, were not replaced. Still it is an impressive venue. Although most of us may not be around in 2101, hopefully the Shubert, turned Alvin, turned Academy, turned Goodale will be.
Open house tomorrow 11-5 pm.
Any other photos?
Hey this needs a marquee. A little show biz guys.
It will no doubt join the National. Too bad, but it is an outdated house for today.
For the folks that don’t want to pay for the 3D experience, why don’t they just wait until the movie screens on TV. Really, it’s the 21st Century people need to get with it.
Maybe they should move the “retirement” community to an under ground bunker where they can have “peace and quiet”. The the rest of us can get on with real life. Sometimes real life makes noise. OMG!
Glad that the Vineland is still open. Since Drive-Ins were such a part of So. Calif history in the mid 20th Century, maybe they should make it an historic site.
Although I’ve spent some time in London, never heard of “Fridge Mountain”. But this sounds like a great idea.
I think the page should be updated. It is no longer controlled by the Boston Culinary Group. The house is now owned by the Newport Performing Arts Center LLC. The phone is listed as 401-619-4575. The email is operahousetheater.org And closed should be changed from closed to renovating.
My mistake, $5.80 was back in 2002. But again where does one find a first run cinema in a major market charging only $8 for non bargain mat.
These “average” ticket prices should be split between major metro areas, and the rest of North America. Also they should include only first run houses and exclude the “bargain mats”.
I mean where in NYC or L.A. can you find a 1st run movie tix for $5.80?
The company, which dominated much of Minnesota in 1920s was F&R which stood for Finkelstein & Ruben.
did Mike Todd once own this theatre?