Morris Theatre

12 E. 6th Street,
Morris, MN 56267

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Operating since 1940, the Morris Theater still entertains audiences today in it’s single screen auditorium.

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weathergirl
weathergirl on August 4, 2007 at 4:10 pm

The Morris Theatre (please note correct spelling) has a new web page which can be found at: http://www.morristheatre.net where you can read about all the latest developments and progress on renovation as it comes under new ownership.

The architect for this theatre was B.J. Benfield.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on December 3, 2010 at 12:04 am

This theater plans to add screens and make other needed improvements: View link

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 3, 2010 at 12:30 am

Do they really have to add screens? I can answer that myself.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 8, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Yes,you are right,sadly,I live way too much in another time concerning Movie theatres.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm

I can find no evidence that B. J. Benfield was actually trained as an architect. In fact Benfield (or Benefield, as his name was usually spelled in the Film Daily Yearbook) was the owner of the Morris Theatre, and had previously owned the Strand and Orpheum Theatres in Morris as well as several theaters in other small Minnesota towns. It’s quite possible that he designed the Morris Theatre, as exhibitors did occasionally design theaters for themselves, but he probably had to have hired a licensed architect or engineer to draw up the plans.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 28, 2014 at 10:45 pm

Google Maps provides no street view for the Morris Theatre’s location, but Bing Maps has a decent Bird’s Eye View.

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