Mounds Theatre

1029 Hudson Road,
St. Paul, MN 55106

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Mounds Theatre, St. Paul, MN

The Mounds Theatre was built in 1922 as a cinema and vaudeville house, operated by the Finkelstein & Rubens chain. It was closed in the mid-1960’s. For nearly 40 years the theater sat dark … until 2004!

When restoration started, they found candy wrappers and popcorn boxes from the last movie showing back in 1967! They also found movie posters from silent movies dating back to 1922. What a great time capsule. Hopefully St. Paul will come together to restore the original exterior of the building.

Contributed by Doug Eastlund

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julian on May 31, 2004 at 11:09 pm

Really interested in the theatre and its program of operation. We are restoring a 250 seat 1936 art deco with limited stage size proscenium opening 24x14-8; stage width 43-6x16 deep, for both projection and performance.

kencmcintyre on May 3, 2008 at 3:15 am

Here is the updated link for the 1950s photo:

packer on February 22, 2012 at 5:15 am

Wow! Boy did someone wreck this theater! What a great looking theater in the 50’s. Why would anyone change it to what it looks like now. What a shame.

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