3903 Sunnyside Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Mann Theatres
Architects: Perry E. Crosier
Firms: Liebenberg and Kaplan
Styles: Streamline Moderne
This small neighborhood theatre opened November 15, 1935 with Alice Brady in “Lady Tubbs”. Architect Perry E. Crosier designed the theatre, in association with the architectural firm Liebenberg & Kaplan. It was located in the town of Morningside, which later was annexed by Edina.
One of it’s claims to fame was it showed “Harold and Maude” from mid-1972 to June 1974 for 1,957 showings. Ruth Gordon appeared on stage for the one year anniversary and she and Bud Cort appeared for year two. The Westgate Theatre closed by Mann Theatres on September 13, 1977 with “The Late Show”.
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