Border Theatre

437 Third Street,
International Falls, MN 56649

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Border Theatre

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The Border Theatre opened in 1939. After being twinned in the 1970’s, it was closed in 1982. It was demolished in 2009.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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William
William on December 5, 2003 at 7:44 pm

The Border Theatre is lcoated at 323 Third Street and it seated 800 people.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on December 25, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Address should be changed to 437 3rd St. In the 2nd photo link above it shows Falls Credit Bureau at 427 (which is still there), next is Island Realty at 435, and the old theater is clearly marked next to the door at 437 3rd St. Marquee and vertical sign has been removed.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 27, 2013 at 8:46 am

This weblog post indicates that the Border Theatre was demolished in April, 2009.

The Border Theatre’s facade was almost identical to that of the Ridge Theatre in Breckenridge, Minnesota, and to the Park Theatre in Park Rapids, Minnesota, seen in this photo. If we can find the architect of one, I’m sure we’ve found the architect of all three. All of these houses were built for the Baehr Theatres circuit during the late 1930s-early 1940s.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 24, 2014 at 2:34 am

An April 28, 2009, article in The Journal, the local newspaper, indicates that the auditorium the the Border Theatre was demolished some time before the three-story building in front, but doesn’t give the year. Google’s current out-of-date Street View shows the front building still standing, while the view from the side street (5th Avenue) shows a parking lot where the auditorium would have been, so I guess that’s what happened.

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