Comments from Sean Ryan

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Sean Ryan commented about Varsity Theater on May 27, 2018 at 11:48 am

Sadly, Jason McClean spent the last decade ruining the art moderne interior with his awful brand of 1980s bohemian chic, and has now fled the country because of child molestation charges. The theater is under new ownership. Great old photos here showing before and afters of the 1930s remodeling: https://reflections.mndigital.org/catalog/naa:397?pn=false#/image/0

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Sean Ryan commented about Hollywood Theater: Then & Now on May 9, 2017 at 8:52 pm

A new effort… http://www.journalmpls.com/news/2017/03/a-second-act-for-the-hollywood/

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Sean Ryan commented about Garden Theatre on Mar 10, 2016 at 11:59 am

This theater is currently under renovation!

http://www.northgardentheater.com/

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Sean Ryan commented about Hollywood Theater on May 10, 2010 at 11:25 pm

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Sean Ryan commented about Ritz Theater on Dec 3, 2006 at 7:15 pm

It’s hard to link to the historical society. The links always end up broken about 3 months later. They must reshuffle and sort media constantly or something. Thanks Ken.

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Sean Ryan commented about Hollywood Theater: Then & Now on Oct 25, 2006 at 11:09 am

:) sorry…

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Sean Ryan commented about Hollywood Theater: Then & Now on Oct 23, 2006 at 2:59 pm

Or the pictures of ‘orbs’ are simply dust and spores that were clogging my lungs and mucus membranes as I took those photos. It was overwhelming.

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Sean Ryan commented about Hollywood Theater on May 21, 2006 at 6:51 pm

nope, i believe that is the hollywood in san fran, i’d have to actually research it though- like on this site…ha

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Sean Ryan commented about Capri Theatre on Apr 8, 2005 at 12:21 pm

The Capri (Paradise) in 1938-

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Sean Ryan commented about Goodale Theatre on Apr 8, 2005 at 12:13 pm

The theater still awaits funding from the state bonding bill to commence with the renovation. Artspace is awaiting another session since this year no monies were alotted for the project (the new planetarium scored big though!) Alas, in another year we’ll dance the bonding dance once more, hopefully for the last time.

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Sean Ryan commented about Varsity Theater on Apr 8, 2005 at 12:07 pm

The Varsity is Alive again!
http://www.varsitytheater.org/index.html

Thank You Mr. Mclean-

Marvelous Job!

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Sean Ryan commented about Minneapolis Theatre Site of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams on Jan 18, 2005 at 8:29 pm

The theatre is a twin to the Shubert Theater in Minneapolis which currently awaits funding from the state for an amazing renovation as a performance arts venue. Check ou the link on the theater page for the schematic designs.

The Fitz

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Sean Ryan commented about Apache Six Theater on Jun 16, 2004 at 9:25 am

The theater is still vacant as the weeds take over the parking lot. I hope that someone with an eye for design and film can take over the old Chief Theater soon. A theater with a bad roof is like a table without legs.

(Could someone on staff fix my links above? Gracias.)

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Sean Ryan commented about Hollywood Theater on Jun 1, 2004 at 12:30 am

The theater is still in the process of development. Complications continue to arise but it still looks good. I cannot be very specific on the details as certain parties are in negotiation. There may be twice as much money in the pot which mean a better venue. Work is still planned to begin this year. Further questions can be directed .

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Sean Ryan commented about Hollywood Theater on May 7, 2004 at 1:11 pm

Photos of the theater can be seen here.

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Sean Ryan commented about Unique Theatre on May 7, 2004 at 1:03 pm

A picture of the Unique Theater circa 1908.

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Sean Ryan commented about Hollywood Theater: Then & Now on Apr 12, 2004 at 11:37 am

I looked up the original print and the marquee in the top picture says ‘The Incomparable Showplace of the Northwest’. What’s odd is the theater is in NE Minneapolis not, oh say, Tacoma or Portland.

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Sean Ryan commented about Webster Theatre on Apr 8, 2004 at 12:12 am

What a wall!– Must be awfully dramatic at night. Very streamlined.

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Sean Ryan commented about Loew's Grand Theater on Apr 6, 2004 at 8:58 pm

…eyesore…

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Sean Ryan commented about Grand Lake Theatre on Apr 6, 2004 at 8:53 pm

I try not to get invloved, but NO it Should NOT!

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Sean Ryan commented about Gem Theatre on Mar 19, 2004 at 7:47 am

The Shubert Theater in Minneapolis was actually the heaviest building moved. The Gem Theater is in the record books for the longest distance moved.

Guinness records:

Gem Theater

Shubert Theater

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Sean Ryan commented about Goodale Theatre on Mar 19, 2004 at 7:37 am

At around 6 million pounds, the theater was the heaviest building ever moved on rubber wheels; here is the Guinness Record.

An article and some facts from the Star Tribune.

Jim Lileks insightful take on the Shubert’s history.

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Sean Ryan commented about Ritz Theater on Mar 9, 2004 at 3:44 pm

The older links (like those above) were on the old MN Historical Society site which did not allow you to link to a search page. (I thought I had put up new ones since then, where did they go?)

The address listed is not the theater but warehouse space that the dance company renovating the theater occupies. The address should be 345 13th Avenue NE.

Also, the theater was designed by the firm of Liebenberg and Kaplan.

New links:
1952 cooking class
“Take the High Ground”
1981 view -this is how the theater appears now.

The current plans or the building are here.

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Sean Ryan commented about Southern Theater on Feb 22, 2004 at 3:30 pm

Working link:
1910-
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Contexual shot-
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The building to the right remains, it is the Town Hall Brew Pub. Everything to the left of the theater is gone, it is now the 35W trench.

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Sean Ryan commented about Rialto Theater on Feb 22, 2004 at 3:18 pm

This one works-

Opening Day 1937