Century Theatre

40 S. 7th Street,
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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rivest266 on January 15, 2017 at 8:04 am

December 28, 1908 grand opening ad as Miles in the photo section.

rivest266 on January 14, 2017 at 8:40 pm

September 29th, 1929 grand opening ad in the photo section.

DavidZornig on November 6, 2015 at 11:33 pm

Photo added courtesy of The Last Remaining Seats Facebook page.

CENTURY THEATRE – Minneapolis “THIS IS CINERAMA” Premiere: April 19, 1954 Engagement Duration: 67 weeks

Chris1982 on May 10, 2014 at 1:24 pm

All the photos show the address to be 40 S. 7th Street.

Redwards1 on February 22, 2014 at 11:10 am

The Cinerama installation at the Century was highly successful. Orchestra and front half of the balcony were very effective for audience being put “in the picture”. The theatre’s moderate size was a factor. When I saw Cinerama in Chicago at the cavernous Palace, it was less sensational despite a larger screen.

kjb2012 on September 12, 2011 at 9:35 am

It’s been nearly half a century since the Century screened its last film, “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”, but it hasn’t been forgotten. During those five decades, the theatre burned down, an office building rose and was later razed to make way for City Centre, a downtown shopping mall which never really took off. But now the Hennepin Ave Theatre Trust, the folks who run the State, Orpheum and Pantages in downtown Minneapolis, are opeing the “New Century”. Located in inside City Centre, it will be a 300 seat, black box theatre. Although smaller and less grand than the old cinema, it’s good that the memory of the Century will live on in Minneapolis.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 3, 2010 at 3:36 am

The photos linked in the previous comment show that elements of the original facade of the Miles Theatre survived through both of the major remodelings of the building.

A photo of the Miles Theatre from the trade journal The Western Architect, issue of December, 1908, attributes the design of the Miles to the architectural firm of Kees & Colburn, also architects of the Loring, Orpheum, and Pantages theaters in Minneapolis.

A later page of the magazine displays the original floor plan of the Miles Tehatre.

devans326 on May 6, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Future home of the Miles Theatre (about 1908):
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The Miles Hippodrome (about 1910):
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The New Garrick Theatre (1925):
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The Century Theatre (about 1948):
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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 29, 2009 at 1:45 am

The September 28, 1929, issue of the trade publication Movie Age said that the Century Theatre had been opened by the Publix circuit the previous Saturday.

The article said that the plans for the rebuilding of the former Garrick Theatre had been done by the architectural firm of Lieberman & Kaplan, but they must have meant Liebenberg & Kaplan.

KJB2012 on August 31, 2009 at 5:55 pm

The Century was built next to the Strand theatre.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on March 6, 2009 at 11:15 am

Anyone know what “the Forum” next to the Century was? Looks like an interesting building.