Uptown Theaters

Tour curated by: Anne Drolet

Locations for Tour

During the early 20th century, storefront nickelodeons gave way to stand-alone buildings where both movies and vaudeville acts were on display. While there were ornate movie “palaces” in downtown areas, there also were smaller, usually less fancy…

Opened: May 1, 1915 Redesigned and Expanded: January 1916. Architect: Clifford T. McElroy Original owner: Calhoun Theater Company Contractor: David Comb and Sons Architectural Style: Italian Renaissance Revival The Calhoun Theatre -– also…

Landmark Lagoon Cinema 1320 Lagoon Ave, Opened: February 16, 1995 Owner: Landmark Theaters Architectural style: Postmodern with Neoclassical accents The Landmark Theater Corporation built the Lagoon Cinema in 1995 to be the “sister theater”…

Original architects: Buechner and Orth Contractor: Fleisher Construction Co. Architectural Style: Neoclassical Architects of 1939 renovation: Liebenberg & Kaplan Architectural style: Streamlined Moderne Originally called The Lagoon when it…

The Granada Theater 3020 Hennepin Avenue Opened: 1928 Architect: Liebenberg and Kaplan Owners: Rubenstein and Kaplan / Finkelstein and Ruben Contractor: William Berg Reopened as The Suburban World, 1954 Owner: Ted Mann Marquee redesign:…

The Lyndale 2934 Lyndale Ave So. Opened: May 5, 1915 Architect: A. L. Garlough Original owner: George Ashworth Building contractor: A.E. Rydlun This was called The Lyndale Theatre, The New Lyndale or just The Lyndale at various times. It was…