Maco Theatre

415 Chestnut Street,
Virginia, MN 55792

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The Maco Teatre was designed by the Minneapolis-based firm of Liebenberg & Kaplan and opened in 1938 in Streamline Moderne style.

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lockertalk
lockertalk on June 23, 2008 at 5:37 pm

hi mntwister,

lockertalk
lockertalk on June 23, 2008 at 5:41 pm

ken mc from jun 19, 2008 6:03pm post:

hey the photo of the doors are NOT from the MACO Theatre.
thanks
lockertalk

packer
packer on June 23, 2008 at 10:17 pm

Oh ya, those are from the Servicemans club (old Sammy’s Restaurant) in the 200 block of Chestnut. I didn’t think those looked right

mntwister
mntwister on June 25, 2008 at 6:59 am

Does anyone have any photos of the Granada Theater in Virginia, MN? I spent many weekends of my childhood there and cannot find a single photo of the place and I am having trouble remembering it. I remember well that they showed The Sound of Music every year for a weekend, one performance per night (until its tv showing). I usually went all three nights!

packer
packer on June 25, 2008 at 10:41 pm

if you look at the 5th comment from the top on this page, there is a link to a picture of the Granada theatre with the State Theatre accross the street even. I too went to alot of movies at the Granada. It’s too bad it’s gone.

lockertalk
lockertalk on July 2, 2008 at 10:06 pm

i’m still waiting to hear from mntwister, who apparently was good friends of my family that owned the Maco, Granada and Von’s DriveIn Theatres. You can contact me at lockertalk @yahoo.com.
thank you

mntwister
mntwister on July 3, 2008 at 12:27 am

Lockertalk, I sent you an email about the 26th….I’ll send the email again.

mntwister
mntwister on July 3, 2008 at 12:43 am

Speaking of Von’s Drive-in….our home was on the hill in Eveleth and we could see the screen perfectly, and I remember when I was around 13-14 watching some of those American International R rated biker/sex movies with binoculars. Several times we snuck onto the property and watched from the bushes, but they had someone guarding the area pretty well and I think both times we were caught and thrown off the property.

culpurple
culpurple on June 15, 2011 at 3:50 am

Does anyone have a link to photos of the interior of the Maco when it was still in use as a theater? I understand the Native American motif was quite beautiful.

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