Grand Theater

Virginia, MN 55792

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 23, 2016 at 2:30 pm

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.

Chris1982 on July 1, 2014 at 12:07 am

This must have been an early Nickelodeon. It was right down the street from the Bijou. It was not listed in 1925.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on June 10, 2010 at 9:11 pm

From 1908 on a cold snowy day a photo of the Grand Theater in Virginia MN.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on June 9, 2010 at 7:26 pm

I THINK it was open in 1920?

Anyone have any photos, an address, or more info?