Broadway Twin Theatre

338 S. Broadway Avenue,
Albert Lea, MN 56007

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The Broadway Theatre opened in 1903. It was later twinned and was closed in 1987.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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anomie666
anomie666 on February 23, 2006 at 11:55 pm

I found this article about this theater.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 17, 2006 at 12:50 am

Here is a 1940 photo of the Broadway:
http://tinyurl.com/qo7aw

balconyboy
balconyboy on June 2, 2010 at 5:48 pm

The Broadway closed in 1987. One of the last films to play there was “La Bamba”, a film whose era was occupied by Eddie Cochran ( born in Albert Lea in 1938 ).

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 6, 2012 at 1:00 am

The finding aid to the Liebenberg & Kaplan papers at the University of Minnesota lists the Broadway Theatre in Albert Lea as a 1927 project, with additional work done in the period 1942-1947.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 6, 2012 at 1:13 am

Street View is set to the wrong location. The Broadway Theatre was at the northwest corner of Broadway and College Street, as shown in the 1940 photo kencmcintyre linked to on August 16, 2006. The facade was remodeled (probably part of Liebenberg & Kaplan’s work of the later 1940s) after that photo was taken, but the building still stands and still has the name Broadway emblazoned across the front above the upper floor windows.

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