Crookston Grand Theatre

124 E. Second Street,
Crookston, MN 56716

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Crookston Grand Theatre

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The Grand Theatre has been operating since at least 1941 when it is listed with a seating capacity of 900. Very nostalgic…smells like you are going back in time. The balcony seats, lights, even curtains make it seem as if you are going to see a Wild Buffalo Bill show live!

There is something about this theater that makes people clap at the end! One of the town’s truest treasures to marveled at!

Contributed by blue marble

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Melissa Koppinger
Melissa Koppinger on May 25, 2008 at 2:46 pm

Here is the official website for the Grand Theatre.
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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 11, 2009 at 8:52 am

Chuck….This theater is a twin and screens should be changed to two.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 22, 2010 at 8:10 am

The Grand was apparently operated for several decades by members of the Hiller family. The Grand Theatre was being managed by C.L. Hiller at least as early as 1929, when the July 6 issue of Movie Age said that sound equipment was being installed n the house. A 1937 Boxoffice item said that the Northern States Amusement Company was operating the Grand, Lyric, and Royale theaters at Crookston.

Northern States might have been the Hiller family’s operating company even then. In 1985, the June issue of Boxoffice said that Jeff Hiller was the head of Northern States Amusement Company, but that item and the 1937 item are the only appearances of the company name I’ve been able to find in Boxoffice. C.L. Hillers brother, Ernotte Hiller, was operating the Grand at least as late as 1973.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 28, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Nice picture,Chuck 1231.

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