Chateau Theatre

15 First Street SW,
Rochester, MN 55902

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Chateau Theatre

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The former Chateau Theatre, which opened in 1927, was remade into a Barnes & Noble bookstore after its days as a movie house ended in around 1986.

The interior is in an Atmospheric style, designed as a Medieval village with stars above.

Contributed by Dan Landherr

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unknown
unknown on November 8, 2003 at 9:08 am

Here is some additional information that could be added:

Also known as:
Chateau Dodge Theater

Architect, builder, or engineer:
Heffron & Fitzgerald,et al., Elletbee Architects

Period of Significance:
1925-1949

Jonathunder
Jonathunder on July 30, 2006 at 8:48 am

Here is a Wintertime view.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on August 6, 2008 at 7:17 pm

Thanks to the fellow who has taken these current photos of balcony, now used for storage. They show wonderful Art Deco detail.

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KJB2012
KJB2012 on May 11, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Is/was this theatre haunted?

tmkski
tmkski on February 27, 2014 at 1:31 pm

I rebuilt this organ in the late 50’s when I was attending IBM classes. Used my own money and did it in my spare time. Great to have stumbled upon this site. At least the theatre is still there!! I still have a tape of that original concert somewhere around my house!!

A few local organ buffs found out about it and helped tune it and we had a concert by the guy that played it originally. He played it out of the pit!

Chris1982
Chris1982 on January 26, 2015 at 10:32 pm

National Register of Hisdtoric Plasces Info. Status Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 17, 1980 Reference number 80002098 Architectural style Other architectural type; French chateau Areas of significance Entertainment/Recreation; Architecture Level of significance State Evaluation criteria A – Event; C – Design/Construction Property type Building Historic function Theater Current function Theater Period of significance 1925-1949 Significant year 1927

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