Southdale 4

6901 France Avenue S,
Edina, MN 55435

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50sSNIPES on September 4, 2022 at 5:50 pm

Closed on August 16, 1990.

rivest266 on January 16, 2017 at 10:16 am

This opened on September 21st, 1966 as the state’s first twin cinema. Grand opening ad in the photo section and below.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 2, 2011 at 2:46 am

Northstar16,glad someone had a camera.Thanks for getting the pictures on.

northstar16 on October 17, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Here are two photos of the Southdale 4 taken by a former employee on its last day open in 1990:

MinnesotaJones on January 14, 2009 at 2:52 pm

I remember seeing Star Wars there back in 1977. I also saw many movies there in the 1980’s: Bettleguice, Die Hard II, the list goes on and on. It wasn’t the most comfortable seating, but the good memories have replaced that with warm feelings. General Cinema’s Centenial Lakes (also not too bad a place) replaced it by 1990/1991 or so.

rvarani on July 9, 2007 at 4:10 am

Jack Reynolds was the first manager of the Southdale Cinema. Last I heard, 25 or more years ago, he was a salesman for Muntz TV.

Michele41 on July 9, 2007 at 2:33 am

Did you know Mr. Reynolds?

Jesse Hoheisel
Jesse Hoheisel on May 4, 2005 at 4:36 am

Anybody have pics?

rvarani on April 15, 2005 at 4:25 pm

I worked as a projectionist in Minneapolis from 1957 to 1975. I was part of the original crew at Cinema 1 & 11. Ran the first show on the Cinema II side. Projection was from one large room with projectors facing both sides. This was the first suburban theatre in the area that ran a grind policy seven days per week. RMV