Gopher Theatre

907 Broadway,
Wheaton, MN 56296

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Gopher Theatre

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The Gopher Theatre was opened in 1940. It was renovated and re-opened in 1989. It was for sale in 2005.

The Gopher Theatre reopened in 2009, screening first run movies.

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deleted user
[Deleted] on January 24, 2005 at 3:24 am

I find this theatre on realestate web page. This is text from that page.
BUILDING DIMENSIONS: 38 X 120 FEET – 1ST STORY & 38 X 24 FEET – 2ND STORY
THE UPSTAIRS HAS AN OFFICE, PROJECTION ROOM & ROOMS FOR STORAGE ON THE NORTH END OF THE BUILDING. THE AUDITORIUM AREA IS 2 STORIES HIGH. THERE IS ALSO A 38 X 24 FOOT BASEMENT. THERE IS 5,472 TOTAL SQUARE FEET.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: GOPHER THEATRE HAS BEEN UPDATED EXTENSIVELY SINCE 1988, WITH A NEW ROOF AND DRAIN SYSTEM, AN UPDATED ELECTRICAL SERVICE, NEW FURNACES, DUCT WORK AND CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING. MAIN FLOOR HAS 2 NEWER BATHROOMS, ENLARGED CONCESSION AREA AND NEWER SEATING. PROJECTION EQUIPMENT UPDATED TO INCLUDE PLATTER SYSTEM. SOUND SYSTEM RECENTLY UPDATED WITH NEWER SPEAKERS, AMPLIFIERS & SURROUND SOUND PROCESSORS.

REAL ESTATE TAXES: $834 – 2004 COMMERCIAL TAXES
INCLUDES A $25.00 SOLID WASTE FEE
INCLUDES $69.78 IN STREET ASSESSMENTS
($343.37 IN STREET ASSESSMENTS REMAINING)

LISTED PRICE: $24,900 (INCLUDES BUILDING, LAND & EQUIPMENT )

Phone number is (320) 563-8651

deleted user
[Deleted] on January 24, 2005 at 4:07 pm

The $24,900 price appears rather low for a movie theatre or any commercial building for that matter. Are there any people in this town that would attend a movie theatre?

RobertR
RobertR on January 24, 2005 at 4:56 pm

That’s a giveaway price, how small is this town?

lickkiar
lickkiar on May 28, 2005 at 5:49 pm

Wheaton is a lot bigger town then Dumont!! Wheaton is a very nice town with people who care about their town and take care of the memories. For you that say “that is a give away price” and “are there any people in this town to attend the movie” must have nothing to do but complain. We need to thank those who did buy the theater for they are giving this town and the people such wonderful memories. Maybe those of you should also go and see this theater and see for yourself what a great place it is and the town. Also, when this theater opened again, there has been lines of people waiting to get in. So, don’t say things about price and “if” there are any people, because if you have not been there, you know nothing!!!!!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 17, 2006 at 12:34 am

Here is a 1983 photo of the Gopher:
http://tinyurl.com/r3hz2

metalroy
metalroy on April 1, 2011 at 10:31 pm

I found out over the Winter that The Gopher Theatre unfortunately closed and is for sale again, and unless it sold recently it’s likely still for sale. I grew up in Wheaton so I’m very familiar with the town, and I actually worked at this theater for a couple years in H.S. (best job ever!) – this is a small town with not many options for “shopping”, therefore many folks travel to nearby towns such as Wahpeton/Breckenridge, Fergus Falls, even Alexandria for movies, shopping, etc. – that doesn’t mean that someone ambitious with the $$ to invest couldn’t make this theater work, and it’s a really GREAT old theatre (mostly original) not many like this around- I hope someone buys & opens it!

peanutbutter421
peanutbutter421 on October 28, 2011 at 6:58 pm

The Gopher has just been purchased (Oct. 2011) and is going to be cleaned up and opened. We can’t let these treasures go! :)

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