Lybba Theater

2135 1st Avenue,
Hibbing, MN 55746

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Lybba Theater

The Lybba Theater was built in 1947. It closed in October of 1982. In 1984, the building was sold and it is now the home of the Sunrise Deli. The marquee is still used by the deli.

What gives this former theater some notoriety, is the fact that singer Bob Dylan (aka Bob Zimmerman) attended this theater many times while growing up in Hibbing. The theater was owned by Bob’s uncles. Their names were Max, Julius and Sam Edelstein. The Lybba Theater was named after Bob’s Grandmother, Lybba Edelstein.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 18, 2010 at 9:56 pm

Feb.10 1969 Mel Edelstein reported that “MADIGAN” with Henry Fonda and Richard Widmark played at the LYBBA theatre,but did not do the business he thought it would.
He said, “If you need to fill a date "MADIGAN” should not be overlooked". He played it Sunday, Monday and Tuesday .Population of town in 1969 was 17.000.

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