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Current renovation plans for the Victoria and a mention of its Prohibition-era incarnation as a speakeasy are in this article:
Theaters' act two
New article on redevelopment/renovation plans for the Hollywood and four other local former movie theaters:
A 2010 photo I took of the theatre:
A 2010 photo, when it was being used as a religious center
Here is 11 minutes of nighttime process footage from 1946 shot for the Rita Hayworth film “Down to Earth,” which shows the Olympic, the RKO Hill Street and several other theaters.
Bar Fly webpage has current photos of the former theater’s space.
This theater is now known as Lakes 12, still operated by Mann.
A nice close-up of the Wayzata’s restored marquee:
Here are two photos of the Southdale 4 taken by a former employee on its last day open in 1990:
Here is a 1919 picture of the Zelda Theatre:
Here is a picture of the Oxboro in 1966 (the same photo PeteN referenced in 2005, its gallery position has changed):
Here is a photo of the theater taken at the time it first opened in 1990:
It was demolished several years ago and a new retail development now occupies the site.
Here is a more close-up view of the same photo (scroll down to bottom):
Here is a circa 1968 photo of the Mann Southtown (third photo from the top):
Four historic photos of the Rialto:
http://tinyurl.com/yff2t6 (ca. 1917)
http://tinyurl.com/yhzcnt (ca. 1920, after a fire)
http://tinyurl.com/yfbeha (ca. 1920, same fire)
http://tinyurl.com/ygtgzk (ca. 1953) The photo Sean tried to post a few years ago.
Two photos from September 2006:
This theatre is closed.
Some 2003 photos, taken by the former owner’s son:
The theater’s marquee and sign are visible in the background of this 1956 image:
Some current pictures of the onetime Westgate Theatre:
Rather obvious status update (per above links):
Renovations ChaCha mentioned are complete, and the onetime St. Clair Theater reopened in summer 2005, to great success, as the Cinema Ballroom, a ballroom/latin dance studio.
Working link with photo galleries:
Some current-year pictures at:
Nice current pictures of the theatre site:
Incorrect theatre address noted.
It is now a laundry and drycleaning business. The building, which had large additions built onto it, is whitewashed and nondescript. Anyone who looks at it now, and is unaware of its history, would likely never guess that part of it had once been a movie theater. The only visual clue to its past, if you know what you’re looking for, is a distinctive, elevated ‘art moderne’ shape to one end of the otherwise flat roofline where the long-gone marquee once was.
The city attorney of Duluth and many local business owners are quite unhappy with the plans the NorShor’s new owner has for the old theater: