Hamline Theatre

1543 University Avenue W,
St. Paul, MN 55104

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The Hamline Theatre opened in 1925. For some time it was operated by Lake Amusement Co. Seating for the Hamline Theatre was listed at 525. It was located four blocks east of the much larger Centre Theatre.

The theatre closed in 1963 and was later demolished. There is a fast food restaurant where the theatre once stood.
Any further information on the Hamline Theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

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KJB2012 on June 27, 2010 at 3:06 pm

This should be the Hamline Theatre.

nelsonexpert on August 24, 2010 at 11:34 pm

Still more corrections needed:

The Lake Amusement Co. was John Enquist, and that was in the very early days of this theatre. The building permit was issued in 1915. Twin City Theatre Corp. purchased it in 1933. That was a small chain of local owners that included Howard Dale, M. E. Montgomery, Robert J. Rydeen and Dick Latshaw. It closed in 1963, demolished soon after.

I caution people not to use Motion Picture Almanac and those kinds of sources – they are highly unreliable, especially in reporting seating capacities.

JHANSEN on August 18, 2012 at 12:42 pm

The Hamline theatre was west of the Centre theatre not east. It was also more than four blocks.More like 6 or 8

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