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northstar16 commented about Victoria Theater on Jul 20, 2014 at 9:42 am

Current renovation plans for the Victoria and a mention of its Prohibition-era incarnation as a speakeasy are in this article:

Theaters' act two

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northstar16 commented about Hollywood Theater on Jul 20, 2014 at 9:29 am

New article on redevelopment/renovation plans for the Hollywood and four other local former movie theaters:

Theaters' act two

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northstar16 commented about Showplace ICON Theatre at West End on Apr 11, 2013 at 9:17 pm

A 2010 photo I took of the theatre:

Link

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northstar16 commented about El Lago Theatre on Apr 8, 2013 at 7:46 pm

A 2010 photo, when it was being used as a religious center

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northstar16 commented about Olympic Theatre on Apr 8, 2013 at 6:53 pm

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.

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northstar16 commented about Skyway 6 Theatres on Apr 8, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Bar Fly webpage has current photos of the former theater’s space.

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northstar16 commented about Lakes 12 on Nov 18, 2012 at 9:08 am

This theater is now known as Lakes 12, still operated by Mann.

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northstar16 commented about Wayzata Theater on Oct 17, 2010 at 3:16 pm

A nice close-up of the Wayzata’s restored marquee:
http://www.agilitynut.com/08/8/wayzata.jpg

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northstar16 commented about Southdale 4 on Oct 17, 2010 at 10:17 am

Here are two photos of the Southdale 4 taken by a former employee on its last day open in 1990:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/a2z_mpls/3495407519/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/a2z_mpls/3496224822/

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northstar16 commented about Zelda Theatre on Oct 16, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Here is a 1919 picture of the Zelda Theatre:
http://tinyurl.com/2e9qe53

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northstar16 commented about Studio 97 Theater on Oct 13, 2010 at 7:59 pm

Here is a picture of the Oxboro in 1966 (the same photo PeteN referenced in 2005, its gallery position has changed):
http://tinyurl.com/34kn4ro

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northstar16 commented about Centennial Lakes 8 on Oct 13, 2010 at 6:48 pm

Here is a photo of the theater taken at the time it first opened in 1990:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/a2z_mpls/3495409557/

It was demolished several years ago and a new retail development now occupies the site.

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northstar16 commented about Mann Southtown Theatre on Oct 13, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Here is a more close-up view of the same photo (scroll down to bottom):
http://tinyurl.com/2ebvv5b

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northstar16 commented about Mann Southtown Theatre on Oct 13, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Here is a circa 1968 photo of the Mann Southtown (third photo from the top):
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northstar16 commented about Rialto Theater on Dec 23, 2006 at 11:48 am

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.

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northstar16 commented about Pix Theatre on Dec 23, 2006 at 10:49 am

Two photos from September 2006:
http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/17030.html
This theatre is closed.

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northstar16 commented about Kee Theatre on Dec 23, 2006 at 10:32 am

Some 2003 photos, taken by the former owner’s son:
http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/16987.html

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northstar16 commented about Westgate Theatre on Dec 23, 2006 at 9:39 am

The theater’s marquee and sign are visible in the background of this 1956 image:
http://tinyurl.com/ye8ho4

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northstar16 commented about Westgate Theatre on Dec 23, 2006 at 9:16 am

Some current pictures of the onetime Westgate Theatre:
http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/19802.html

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northstar16 commented about St. Clair Theater on Dec 23, 2006 at 9:11 am

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.

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northstar16 commented about St. Clair Theater on Dec 23, 2006 at 8:55 am

Working link with photo galleries:
http://www.cinemaballroom.com/site/photos

Some current-year pictures at:
http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/19849.html

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northstar16 commented about St. Louis Park Theatre on Dec 20, 2006 at 7:15 pm

Nice current pictures of the theatre site:
http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/19918.html
Incorrect theatre address noted.

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northstar16 commented about Westgate Theatre on Jun 17, 2006 at 9:53 pm

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.

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northstar16 on Jun 17, 2006 at 8:20 pm

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:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13087460/