Alexandria Area Arts Association Theatre

618 Broadway Street,
Alexandria, MN 56308

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 17, 2014 at 4:32 pm

The caption of a photo on page 97 of Alexandria, by Barbara Grover, gives February 7, 1936, as the opening date of the Andria Theatre (Google Books preview.)

Chris1982 on June 17, 2014 at 6:35 am

The Andria Theatre was listed as open in 1937 with seating at 750.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 20, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Here is an interior photo showing the Andria Theatre’s main auditorium.

LDL on April 20, 2012 at 3:25 am

Gentlemen, The Andria was originally a 1 screen house; in the photo; it was the storefront where the marquee extends over the sidewalk. it was adjacient on the south ( “ left ” in the photo )to a Gamble’s Hardware store which was remodeled to be a 2nd screen around 1974-75. The “ Andria 3 ” was an additional 1 screen theatre built in the Viking Plaza shopping center a couple of miles to the south around 1982. The Andria Twin Cinema & the Andria 3 did close around 1990-91 & were replaced by the Midway Mall Cinema.

Coate on April 15, 2009 at 2:57 pm

By the mid-1970s this theater had been twinned.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 6, 2006 at 3:21 pm

The Andria Theatre has been operating since at least 1941 as it is listed with 750 seats in Film Daily Yearbook of that year.