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The building occupied by the Grand Theatre in our vintage photo was still standing when Google’s camera car last passed by, but might be no longer. In the current street view it was occupied by a shop called Wild Eyes Pets and Exotics, 430 Chestnut Street, which has since moved to a new location.
The facade of old theater building was looking pretty rough when the street view was made, and it’s possible that it has since been demolished. It is also possible that the roughness was due to restoration work, as the roof looked pretty sound in the satellite view. We’ll probably have to wait until someone visits the location, or Google’s camera car returns and updates the view, before we know the fate of the Grand Theatre building.
This must have been an early Nickelodeon. It was right down the street from the Bijou. It was not listed in 1925.
102 years ago, thanks again Don.
From 1908 on a cold snowy day a photo of the Grand Theater in Virginia MN.
I THINK it was open in 1920?
Anyone have any photos, an address, or more info?