Sixty years run away like stags, up and over the hump, across Hennepin Avenue and into the apartment arms east of Lake of the Isles and west of the Wedge.
Intrepid reporter Craig McNamara hits the downtown Minneapolis streets to cover the buzz surrounding the upcoming Minnesota Scriptworks First Annual Film Festival in 1988. I’m not sure if there was a Second Annual Minnesota Scriptworks Film Festival.
The Century Theater opened as a vaudeville house called the Miles in 1908. In 1915, the place was rebuilt, and reopened as the Garrick Theater. In 1929 the Garrick was gutted and The Century Theatre was created in the old theater’s shell. The Century proclaimed the most modern movie house west of Chicago. The new […]
The Minneapolis Pantages Theater opened as a vaudeville house in 1916. The original, Beaux-Arts style building, designed by the Minneapolis architectural firm of Kees and Colburn was originaly operated by Winnipeg theater tycoon, Alexander Pantages’ entertainment consortia. At the height of his empire, the Greek immigrant owned and operated 84 theaters in the United States […]
The four story Loeb Building at 7 5th street was built by Samuel Loeb in 1915. The building was designed by Chicago architect Henry Ottenhiemer. The Loeb’s three story shopping arcade arcade had room for 90 shops inside a curving skylit gallery clad in gleaming terra-cotta tiles. In 1920 the building was remodeled […]