Mounds Theatre

1029 Hudson Road,
St. Paul, MN 55106

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Mounds Theatre, St. Paul, MN

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The Mounds Theatre was built in 1922 as a cinema and vaudeville house but eventually 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

Recent comments (view all 10 comments)

julian on May 31, 2004 at 3:09 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.

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Lost Memory on October 25, 2005 at 6:52 am

This website has some background on this theater and a before and after photo.

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Lost Memory on October 29, 2005 at 12:03 pm

Here is a 1950’s photo of the Mounds Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 22, 2007 at 10:42 am

Another photo of the Mounds Theater can be seen here.

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Lost Memory on May 2, 2008 at 7:02 pm

This is another photo of the Mounds Theater.

kencmcintyre on May 2, 2008 at 7:15 pm

Here is the updated link for the 1950s photo:

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Lost Memory on October 21, 2008 at 7:12 pm

Here is larger version of the 1950s photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 16, 2009 at 6:23 am

This is a working link for the Mounds Theater website.

packer on February 21, 2012 at 9:15 pm

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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