Broadway Twin Theatre

338 S. Broadway Avenue,
Albert Lea, MN 56007

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Broadway Twin Theatre

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The Broadway Theatre opened January 13, 1903. It was modernised in October 1951 to the plans of architectural firm Liebenberg & Kaplan. It was twinned in November 1975 and was closed January 17, 1988.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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anomie666 on February 23, 2006 at 3:55 pm

I found this article about this theater.

kencmcintyre on August 16, 2006 at 4:50 pm

Here is a 1940 photo of the Broadway:

balconyboy on June 2, 2010 at 9:48 am

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 5, 2012 at 5:00 pm

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 5, 2012 at 5:13 pm

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.

Ron Pierce
Ron Pierce on March 11, 2018 at 10:11 pm

On the closing day of the Broadway Twin January 17, 1988, the Tribune published a history of the theatre. That story is now in the photo section.

Also a news clip for the remodeling and “streamlining”, which opened October 19,1951. Mr. Liebenberg gives his comments and description including ”The theater could handle television programs”.

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