Rebecca KuhlmanLove those old ticket booths. What style!
April 11 at 10:00am · Like · 1
BudandToni RowellI believe if I remember correctly this was between DuPont and Emerson avenue, with Gambles on the corner of DuPont.
April 11 at 10:08am · Like · 1
Suzy Goldstein LewisSpent many Sat. afternoons there!
April 11 at 10:12am · Like
Millie LaCombe IvesWent there many times,usually to the Broadway and the Empress, I never made it to the Capri much.
April 11 at 10:14am · Like
William BloedowUsed to go there with my grandmother.
April 11 at 10:29am · Like
Anita Urvinawhich one had the mean manager who yelled at the kids. They didn't have a pop machine, they sold orange drink in little plastic oranges instead. Funny, the things I remember vividly versus the things I can't.
April 11 at 10:35am · Like · 1
David Ziebawent to many SATurday matinees there in the '50s, early '60s...<>
April 11 at 10:39am · Like
Rick MasonMy grandpa took me there. They had double features that were 50 cents.
April 11 at 10:41am · Like
Denise VignesI lived on Dupont not too far off Broadway back then. I can't recall what block this was on. I think this was a little farther towards the river. The Capri I remember very well. Does anyone remember The Clock? Got my first Malt there.
April 11 at 10:49am · Like · 1
Donna Daini saw the sound of music there.
April 11 at 10:50am · Like · 1
Donna Dainoops,i meant west side story.
April 11 at 10:51am · Like · 1
Norman JohnsonWent to it many times...
April 11 at 10:58am · Like
Mark HebertI think the building is still there. Painted white and looking very lonely. You have to look very closely to detect it. If it's not there today, it was about 5 years ago. I think many of you would enjoy TWIN CITIES PICTURE SHOW...A CENTURY OF MOVIEGOING, by Dave Kenney. It's a history of the movie and theater business in the TC area.
April 11 at 11:12am · Like · 3
LaDonna WeinandI sure remember this went there all the time till they started showing dirty movies does anyone remember that
April 11 at 11:16am · Like
Shelly SchaulsHey Gary are u related to a patty Schwartz?
April 11 at 11:25am · Like
Gary SchwartzShelly - no
April 11 at 11:26am · Like
Sarah JoslinLoved that theater!
April 11 at 11:35am · Like
Jonathan B ShankThat's cute!
April 11 at 12:13pm · Like
Celest Smithremember seeing South Pacific there........wow ya 50's...
April 11 at 12:45pm · Like
Connie L Malm AndersonI remember this
April 11 at 1:42pm · Like
Sheri Manke VaskoSpent many hours at this theater while my mom played bingo nearby ( :
April 11 at 2:09pm · Like
Sheri Manke VaskoI remember "The Clock" that was more toward the Capri Theater. My favorite though was The Red Barn in Robinsdale, does anyone remember that place?
April 11 at 2:13pm · Edited · Like · 1
Marybeth Teetzelwent evey sunday to the showhall with my two sisters and yes I do remember the redbarn but it was southside
April 11 at 2:19pm · Like
Sarah JoslinThe last film that I saw: The REIVERS, adapted from Faulkner!
April 11 at 2:29pm · Like
Tamie Jo BlesiI grew up just a couple blocks from this Theater and I remember them turning it into a Porn Theater after a while...SMH...
April 11 at 2:37pm · Edited · Like
Tom LeVasseurAny photo of the Empress Theatre (412 W. Broadway)?
April 11 at 5:31pm · Like
Linda Hagen-tweeterremember it vaguely
April 11 at 5:44pm · Like
Nancy Mero HansonI saw a movie there with my friend back in about 1966/67, when we were 12 or 13. Her Dad dropped us off. It was already pretty run down by then. I think the movie had Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller. :)
April 11 at 5:59pm · Like
Phyllis FaheyThe owner gave free admission to Ascension students once a year for a food donation.A potato?Yes,during the depression.
April 11 at 6:10pm · Like
Denise Beechler CichoszI remember the Clock. so well. We would go there and buy 10 hamburgers for a dollar. I thought that was soo cool at the time. Can you imagine 10 cent hamburgers? I actually think I had my first non-homemade burger from there. My friend Linda Weigel...See More
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Cheryl NordstromI went to lots of movies there and at the Paradise down on Logan & Broadway. Sat. matinees were 25 cents!
April 11 at 6:53pm · Like
Patricia Al WilkeIf I remember right the Capri used to be called the Paradise what fun we had there
April 11 at 6:57pm · Like
Kay KelleyI went to many movies there. We lived on 25th and Emerson. I remember there being a cafe called Helen's somewhere near the theater too.
April 11 at 7:48pm · Like
Tony HillBroadway Sales occupied the old Gambles store. The owner bought used records indiscriminately and sold at a single price ($1.99), which meant the good ones got bought immediately and the rest of the stock was dogs. He also leased the theater next doo...See More
April 12 at 1:04am · Like
Jim ReillyGood to see some photos of the North side!
April 12 at 10:35am · Like
Suzette SullivanThank you for posting this! I have been looking for a photo of this theater for over a year.
April 13 at 9:11am · Like
Jack StarkThere was the Broadway and the Empress further down Broadway Ave. The Broadway would show a lot of old horror movies and it cost like a dime to get in....The Empress was a little more fancy and showed the Disney Movies....that cost a quarter !!! Broadway was hoppin back then...Woolworths...The Clock Drive Inn !!!
April 14 at 9:18am · Like
Greg Bo BeauchaineI loved those clock burgers.
April 16 at 11:44am · Like
Linda TobinThanks for sharing this. I also saw many movies here in the late 50's and early 60's. We lived on 25th & Lyndale and I went to Hawthorne Elementary. I also recall lots of horror movies here. The scariest ever was "The Blob". We also spent time at the soda fountain that was in the Merwin Drug Store that was across from Gambles.
April 17 at 6:37pm · Like
Trudy ParksI remember standing in a long line with the other kids waiting to get in. I saw Tom Sawyer there with my cousin, Floyd Ruggles, my sister Sue. Great memories!
June 2014 · Like
Theaters from Years Ago and Those Still in Business!
Wayzata Theater 619 Lake St. Wayzata, Mn 55392 - CLOSED
Academy Theater 22 North 7th St Minneapolis, Mn 55403 CLOSED
Time Theater 729 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, Mn 55403 CLOSED
The Academy Theater
Formerly the Shubert Theater & before that the Alvin Theater.
Avalon Theater 1500 East Lake St Minneapolis, Mn 55407
Avalon Theater - OPEN
Built on the site of the 1909 Royal Theatre (later Seventh Ward Theatre/Rosebud Theatre, Reno Theatre). It was given a makeover in 1924 to the plans of architectural firm Ekman, Holm & Company and renamed Avalon Theatre. Seating was provided for 300. In 1937, the theatre was enlarged to the plans of architect Perry E. Crosier and given an Streamline Moderne style. The facade features an interesting hulking corner tower with neon light boxes.
It became the Fine Arts Theater from 1955. By 1982 and until 1985 it operated as an adult porn movie theatre, known as the Avalon Fine Arts Theater.
Since 1986 it has housed a theater puppet ‘company’ called ‘In the Heart of the Beast’. They create and perform large scale puppet performances. They are very active in the community and “employ” many volunteers and school children. The highlight of their year is the annual May Day parade.
It is a great renewal effort for a building that had become a nuisance to the community. The HOBT is wonderful program that is one of the gems of Lake Street
Metro Theater 2519 27th Ave. South Minneapolis, Mn 55406 - It opened in 1931 and closed in 1955.
Nokomis Theater 3749 Chicago Ave. Minneapolis, Mn 55407 - CLOSED
Cooper Theater 5755 Wayzata Blvd. St. Louuis Park, Mn 55416 CLOSED/DEMOLISHED
Pantages Grand Theater 708 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis 55403 OPEN formerly RKO PAN Theater, before that Pantages Theater, before that the Grand Theater.
Varsity Theater 1308 Fouth St. SE Minneapolis, Mn 55414 - OPEN Formerly the University Theater
Cedar Theater 416 Cedar Ave. South Minneapolis, Mn 55454 - OPEN
Century Theater 38 South 7th St Minneapolis, Mn 55402 - CLOSED & DEMOLISHED
State Theater 805 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402 - OPEN
American Theater 16 East Lake St. Minneapolis, Mn 55408 CLOSED/DEMOLISHED