Park Cinerama Theatre

Minnetonka Boulevard,
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

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This was a beautiful theater on Minnetonka Boulevard in St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55426. The seats were velvet. The balcony was huge.

The park Theatre was operating prior to 1941. By 1950, it was known as the St. Louis Park Theatre and Ted Mann acquired it in the 1950’s. In the 1960’s, it was reserved seating for “Oliver!” and “Patton”. Guests would ‘dress to the nines’ in the evening to attend this elegant venue.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 27, 2009 at 10:08 am

The Film Daily Yearbook gives the address as 3825 Minnetonka Boulevard which doesn’t map and is probably wrong. Cinematour has photos of this building. The photos show a jewelry store located in this former theater. The address for Elequent Jewelry is 4835 Minnetonka Boulevard. Google maps that address to Minneapolis. Sometimes you just can’t win. :)

KJB2012 on July 27, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Yes, the auditorim has been torn down but the lobby is today a jewelry store.

KJB2012 on July 27, 2009 at 4:35 pm

Actually I believe Ted Mann took over in 1963. Before that it was operated by Harold Field.
The Park was the second Minnesota theatre to screen 70mm (following Mann’s Academy). 70 arrived in 1959, with a screening of Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty”.
In December 1965, it became the Park Cinerama with the opening of “The Battle of Bulge”.

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