Gopher Theater

116 E. Howard Street,
Hibbing, MN 55746

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Gopher Theater

The Garden Theatre was opened prior to 1925. It was closed in 1929, unable to meet the cost of converting to ‘talkies’. It reopened around 19309 as the Gopher Theater.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 5, 2019 at 10:29 pm

A web page about downtown Hibbing has this to say about the Gopher Theatre:“An Edelstein theatre from 1925-1928. 434 seats. It was originally called the Garden Theater.”

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 5, 2019 at 10:53 pm

A rather sketchy history of theaters in Hibbing by a member of the Edelstein family says that the Garden Theatre was closed in 1929 due to the cost of conversion for sound movies, and then reopened about a decade later as the Gopher. The Gumm Sisters made an appearance at the Garden in 1927. Little Frances Gumm (aka Judy Garland) would have thurned five years old that year.

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