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packer commented about Paul Bunyan Playhouse on Aug 25, 2012 at 7:11 pm

here is a link to the current website: http://www.thechieftheater.com/index.html

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packer commented about Grandview 1 & 2 on Aug 10, 2012 at 9:06 pm

The balcony has been converted into a small theater. Keyword small. Pretty cozy up there but still neat. It is a great theatre in a nice historic neighborhood. Me and my gal went to a movie here last summer.

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packer commented about Faust on Aug 10, 2012 at 8:31 pm

photo from 1952

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packer commented about Lyric Center for the Arts on Jul 25, 2012 at 8:48 pm

They are having an open house at this theatre on August 16. Check out the link for more info http://www.virginiamn.com/image_4508482a-d50a-11e1-bba3-0019bb2963f4.html

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packer commented about Gull Drive-In on Jun 23, 2012 at 8:17 pm

This theatre is not open. The screen is still there, but it hasn’t shown a movie in years. Unfortunately

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packer commented about Hollywood Theatre on Apr 13, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Here is a link to a TV station’s story on the theater’s new owner’s restoration plans http://www.wxow.com/story/17401470/hollywood-theatre-walk-through

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packer commented about Kenwood Theatre Twin Plex on Mar 4, 2012 at 7:40 pm

The theatre space is occupied by Play It Again Sports

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packer commented about Mounds Theatre on Feb 21, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Wow! Boy did someone wreck this theater! What a great looking theater in the 50’s. Why would anyone change it to what it looks like now. What a shame.

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packer commented about Mann Highland I & II on Feb 21, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Great theatre in a fantastic neighborhood. Feels like you have gone back in time going to a movie here. Was here tonight and was only dissapointed that the main theatre was closed for renovations. But, that should be a good thing if they don’t modernize it. I will be back when its done. Best place to see a movie. Thankfully old theatres like this are still here. Beats a giant cineplex anyday!

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packer commented about Nor Shor Theatre on Feb 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Exciting new plans just announced to get the Norshor operating and restored. See link: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/223330/group/News/

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packer commented about Spencer 3 Theater on Jan 18, 2012 at 9:11 pm

The theatre is for sale. For only $59,900 you too can own a movie theatre. I was through this town yesterday for work and came across this theatre. Good to see some postings about it. The building on the right is sold. I didnt even notice that it was part of the theatre at some point. Here is the link to the listing: http://www.spencerhomes.biz/houses/500_2/photos.htm

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packer commented about Vermillion Theater on Jan 18, 2012 at 8:43 pm

i drove through this town today and yes the theatre is still open

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packer commented about Coyote Twin on Jan 18, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Wow! Real cool picture of the theatre from back in 1985. Just drove through this town today and saw the theatre. Would never have thought it was as old as it is. I wish they would keep these historic theatres the way they were originally. At least it is still operating. Anyone have pics of the inside? Is that all remodeled also?

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packer commented about Faust Theater on Jan 11, 2012 at 9:17 pm

It was later operated by Ferris Alexander, the Twin Cities reputed porn king. Was a cool place, too bad it couldn’t have stayed family friendly

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packer commented about Cinema 6 on Jan 11, 2012 at 8:56 pm

theater is still run by CEC Boring multiplex, but still open and showing 3D movies even

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packer commented about CineMagic Metropolitan 15 on Jan 11, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Closed as of 1/11/12 Even the new fancy theaters can’t stay open these days

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packer commented about Albert Lea Art Center on Jan 10, 2012 at 9:21 pm

I’m confused. Is the old Rivoli theatre a shopping mall or the Albert Lea Art Center?

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packer commented about Lyric Center for the Arts on Jan 10, 2010 at 11:36 am

The building is still here! I have been in this theatre several times. The theatre is in the back of the building and the old curtain still is intact. The theatre had a balcony also. A local theatre group owns the building now and intends to restore it someday. It is a huge building with a ballroom upstairs. One of the front rooms is being used now for local plays and as an artist gallery. See the following for more info: http://lyriccenteronline.org/history.html

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packer commented about Irongate Cinema on Jan 10, 2010 at 11:29 am

The old tri-plex in the Irongate Mall. Remember it well, used to take my girlfriend there alot. Had a Pizza Hut across the hall as well as an arcade. Fun times. New Mann Cinema 8 is in town now with stadium seating.

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packer commented about Granada Theatre on Jan 10, 2010 at 11:07 am

great photos. Sadly, this theatre is long gone. There was a fire in the building next door as noted in the above pics. I don’t remember the exact details on why the theatre was torn down? Possibly a second fired in the same building’s shell? I enjoyed many movies here as a kid and young adult. An old friend of mine used to work here as an usher. Those were the days when the usher would walk down the long aisles with a flashlight and tell you to get your feet off the seat in front of you. There is a 6 plex in the neighboring town. Compares nothing to these grand old theatres of course.

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packer commented about Ely Theatre on Jan 10, 2010 at 10:58 am

Unfortunately there isn’t much left of this theater. The shell is there and thats it. It was completely gutted several years ago.

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packer commented about Maco Theatre on Jun 25, 2008 at 2:41 pm

if you look at the 5th comment from the top on this page, there is a link to a picture of the Granada theatre with the State Theatre accross the street even. I too went to alot of movies at the Granada. It’s too bad it’s gone.

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packer commented about Maco Theatre on Jun 23, 2008 at 2:17 pm

Oh ya, those are from the Servicemans club (old Sammy’s Restaurant) in the 200 block of Chestnut. I didn’t think those looked right

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packer commented about Jerry Lewis Cinemas on Jun 23, 2008 at 2:15 pm

I remember a Jerry Lewis theater in the Thunderbird Mall in Virginia, MN open in the 70’s

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packer commented about Bay Theatre on Dec 9, 2007 at 6:23 pm

The Bay Theater is actually a 6 Plex now. I just discovered this theatre this month while in Ashland on business. They expanded into 2 neighboring buildings. I hope to see a movied there this week. Love the old theatres! Especially ones like this on Main Stree in a historic downtown. I have current pics, if anyone is interested