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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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 12, 2005 at 4:12 pm

This is a photo of the former Chateau Theater now a Barnes & Noble.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 28, 2006 at 7:42 am

This is a daytime view of the former Chateau theater.

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

Here is a Wintertime view.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 10, 2007 at 4:55 pm

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980

Chateau Dodge Theatre ** (added 1980 – Building – #80002098)
Also known as Chateau Theatre
15 1st St., SW, Rochester
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Heffron & Fitzgerald,et al., Elletbee Architects
Architectural Style: Other
Area of Significance: Architecture, Entertainment/Recreation
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Theater

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 30, 2007 at 10:43 am

A Marr & Colton theater organ size 2/9 was installed in the Chateau Theater in 1927.

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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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 21, 2008 at 7:14 pm

Here is a recent photo of the Barnes & Noble store.

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!

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