Brookdale Theatre

2501 County Road 10,
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

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Previously operated by: ABC Theatres, Plitt Theatres

Functions: Retail

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Plitt Theater Brooklyn Center, MN 1971 aerial

Opened June 10, 1970, the Brookdale Theatre was operated by ABC Theatres and Plitt Theatres. It closed in 1984 and was demolished. A Kohls now stands on the site in Brookdale Center.

Contributed by Joseph Dobesh

Recent comments (view all 29 comments)

CSWalczak on April 23, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Just a little from some books I have read; my understanding is that after Marcus Loew died, William Fox wanted to buy Loew’s and the deal was actually announced. But Louis B. Mayer opposed it (remember that at that time Loew’s controlled MGM), and used his influence to press for an anti-trust investigation. Then Fox was injured in an automobile accident, the stock market crashed in 1929, Fox lost control of his holdings, and the deal came to nothing.

TLSLOEWS on April 23, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Thanks CWalczac,Thats what I have read too,but I thought the government would not allow it,I may be wrong though.

CSWalczak on April 23, 2010 at 2:42 pm

tlsloews: I did find some additional information about this; you can email me at golgafrinchan48 at att dot net. This discussion is, as you noted, not really on topic.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 2, 2010 at 2:25 pm

I THINK it opened in 1969 and closed in 1984.

It was run by ABC North Central Theaters and by Plitt from 1980-1984.

I kinda think Kohl’s is in a brand new building and not in the theater, can anyone tell us for sure?

DanaQualley on May 2, 2010 at 4:19 pm

The Kohl’s is new. They flattened the theater before building the Kohl’s.I saw a picture in the paper. Can anyone tell me why this theater bears a resemblance to the Cooper theater?

Coate on May 2, 2010 at 4:52 pm

<<< It was run by ABC North Central Theaters and by Plitt from 1980-1984. >>>

The transition to Plitt ownership happened before 1980.

(What’s your source that the transition took place in 1980?

kjb2012 on October 2, 2011 at 1:39 pm

I don’t think it had any resemblance to the Cooper theatre at all. Although it was a classy house, it wasn’t on the same level as the Cooper.

rivest266 on January 15, 2017 at 2:15 pm

This opened on June 10th, 1970. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

TallMovieGuy on July 9, 2020 at 2:16 pm

Yes, the KOHLS is a brand new building, the original building was torn down. It was one of the most visible theaters in the Twin Cities metro, very distinguishable from Highway 100.

DanaQualley on July 10, 2020 at 1:02 am

inside it was very similar to the Cooper at least in the way they laid out the seats. I don’t know when it closed,but I saw Star Trek the motion picture and Revenge of the Jedi.

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