Granada Theatre

513 Chestnut Street,
Virginia, MN 55792

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The Granada Theatre was operating prior to 1941. It was one of three theatres within a two block area of the city almost directly across the street from the State/Lyric Thetre. I found two different seat counts of 502 and 574, and in 1950 it was listed with 900 seats. The same family that owned the Granada Theatre owned the Maco Theatre, I believe his name was mentioned on the Maco Theatre listing as Mr. Deutsch.

Any further information on the Granada Theatre would be appreciated. I do know that the Granada Theatre was open past 1984.

Contributed by Chuck

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packer on January 10, 2010 at 2:07 pm

great photos. Sadly, this theatre is long gone. There was a fire in the building next door as noted in the above pics. I don’t remember the exact details on why the theatre was torn down? Possibly a second fired in the same building’s shell? I enjoyed many movies here as a kid and young adult. An old friend of mine used to work here as an usher. Those were the days when the usher would walk down the long aisles with a flashlight and tell you to get your feet off the seat in front of you. There is a 6 plex in the neighboring town. Compares nothing to these grand old theatres of course.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on June 9, 2010 at 10:59 pm

As you look at the photos, the building on the right hand side survives today.

The lot is now occupied by Virginia Senior Citizens Center, using 511 Chestnut St. as their address.

Chris1982 on July 1, 2014 at 3:05 am

The Granada Theatre was owned by Louis & David Deutsch. It was listed as open in 1937.

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