Uptown Theatre

1053 Grand Avenue,
St. Paul, MN 55105

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shicks49 on April 28, 2009 at 7:14 pm

I worked at the Uptown all through high school in the mid 60’s as an usher. It was my first job, and I have many fond memories of working there. It was operated by a Mr. Stevens and his wife. I don’t recall the name of their company. They also owned the St. Clair theatre in St. Paul where I went to see movies often as a kid. I spent a lot of time in those days exploring the old theatre with other employees, especially the basement where the old vaudville acts prepared before going on stage. There were lots of old items left there such as dressing tables. I was very disapointed when I leared in had been torn down. I recently discovered that John Dillinger used to hang out there in the 30’s.

atmos on October 19, 2008 at 8:12 am

The 1929 atmospheric remodel was done by Jack Liebenberg and Seeman Kaplan.