Garden Theatre

929 W. 7th Street,
St. Paul, MN 55102

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The Garden Theatre was opened in 1918, and closed in 1959.

Does anyone have any further info on this St. Paul Minnesota nabe?

Contributed by Kirk Besse

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 14, 2009 at 5:35 pm

I’ve found the Garden Theatre mentioned in Boxoffice as early as the June 5, 1937, issue. It was then being operated by Sol Torodor.

Ten years later, the June 28, 1947, Boxoffice said “Sol Torodor is remodeling his St. Paul neighborhood house, the Garden.”

The Garden was still operating in 1957, when the July 6 issue of Boxoffice said “The St. Paul neighborhood Garden Theatre last Sunday offered a triple rock and roll bill comprising ‘Rock Around the Clock,’ ‘Don’t Knock the Rock,’ and ‘Rock, Rock, Rock.’”

The March 28, 1960, Boxoffice mentions a “Bob Komorek, who formerly operated the Garden Theatre (now closed)….”

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on January 1, 2010 at 9:17 am

Google and Bing shows the building still there, and I even found an address of a business at 929 W. 7th St.

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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on January 1, 2010 at 3:13 pm

Should not be classified as demolished. Building appears to still be there, as there is a tenant there at that address. I hear people are just dying to get into the old place.

petethebarber
petethebarber on March 29, 2012 at 7:14 am

I have a photo of it from the early to mid fifties at my barbershop next door

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