Robin Theatre

4707 N. 42nd Avenue,
Robbinsdale, MN 55422

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Robin Theatre

The Crystal Theatre opened in 1926 with 305 seats. In 1931 it was remodeled and reopened as the Robin Theatre. In 1939 it was taken over by William & Sydney Volk of the Minnehaha Theatre Corp. based in Minneapolis. The Robin Theatre was closed in the early-1950’s.

Contributed by Lon Peterson

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 6, 2013 at 1:09 pm

There is a photo of the Robin Theatre on this page of the Robbinsdale Historical Society’s weblog.

Terrace on February 7, 2018 at 9:21 am

The Robin opened as a silent movie house in 1926. Originally called the Crystal, the 305 seat theater was built on the backside of Mueller’s Rexall Drug in 1926. The Crystal didn’t have a snack bar, but a doorway led from the lobby to the candy counter in the adjoining drug store. In 1931, the Crystal underwent a major remodeling and reopened as the Robin Theatre. Seven years later, the Robin was purchased by William and Sidney Volk’s Minnehaha Theatre Corporation. The Volks closed the Robin in the early 1950’s. The building became a laundry and dry cleaners for a couple years before it was demolished.

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