Falls Theatre

3954 Minnehaha Avenue,
Minneapolis, MN 55406

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Previous Names: Brandt Theatre, Ha Ha Theatre, Falls Theatre

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Opened in around 1917, the Brandt Theatre was renamed Ha Ha Theatre in around 1921.

Owned by William and Sydney Volk in the 1930’s, it was renamed the Falls Theatre, operating from 1931 and into the 1940’s.

The Volk’s replaced the Falls Theatre with the Riverview Theatre (see separate page on Cinema Treasures), which is still operating on 42nd Avenue South.

Contributed by Lon Peterson, Ken Roe

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LonPeterson on January 29, 2009 at 9:00 pm

The address for The Falls was listed as 3954 Minnehaha Ave Minneapolis Minnesota and operated from 1933 to 1948 William and Sidney Volks theatres were called Minnehaha Theatre Corp.

adsmith on April 7, 2015 at 11:24 pm

The Falls was a back projection theater. The projection booth was in the back near the alley and connected to the main building by a long rectangular structure. The story is that the projection booth burned down in 1948.

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