Lyceum Theatre

85 S. 11th Street,
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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Supr8 on November 4, 2018 at 3:38 pm

Demolition was closer to 1973 or 1974. Orchestra Hall was open with shows in 1975.

DavidZornig on November 4, 2018 at 3:06 pm

Address was 85 S. 11th Street. Confirmed by the Minnesota Historical Society, Hennepin Theatre Trust, WPA Guide to Minnesota and the Hennepin County Library Digital Collection link below.

rivest266 on January 15, 2017 at 7:31 am

This opened on October 25th, 1924. Grand opening ad in the photo section and

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Joe Vogel on October 21, 2014 at 1:59 pm

The original architect of the Minneapolis Auditorium was Arthur B. Chamberlin of the firm of Bertrand & Chamberlin. I haven’t been able to discover the architect of the 1924 conversion of the house into the Lyceum Theatre, but according to this article in the December 27, 1924, issue of Exhibitors Trade Review, the $500,000 renovation was quite extensive, and involved replacing the old tiered galleries in the auditorium with a modern cantilevered balcony.

Redwards1 on March 18, 2014 at 5:30 pm

I saw The Most Happy Fellow at the Lyceum late 50s. It had a single balcony, the upper reaches far from the stage. It had an elevator to get to the rear section. Reserved seat tickets for this Broadway musical were $1.10 at the back of the balcony. It was a very bare auditorium, rather dark & in need of refurbishing.

Supr8 on May 31, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Here’s another photo, from 1912. Select page 116 at left: View link

misterjoel on October 24, 2008 at 10:20 pm

The world premiere of the motion picture “Martin Luther” was held at the Lyceum in 1953: View link

intern on July 21, 2005 at 10:55 am

I’m looking for information that would connect S.L Rothapfel to the current Orpheum theatre. Can anyone help? Or I guess any information that would connect him to any of the Hennepin theatre trust buildings.

teecee on March 10, 2005 at 12:39 pm

Theater at left in this 1956 photo:
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