Skip to main content

Longtime Minneapolis movie theater demolished

A fixture in Minneapolis' Stadium Village is being demolished. The Oak Street Cinema went under the wrecking ball Friday. The Star Tribune reports a 60-unit apartment building will take its place. In recent years the theater showed classic films and was the primary venue for the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

A fixture in Minneapolis' Stadium Village is being demolished. The Oak Street Cinema went under the wrecking ball Friday. The Star Tribune reports a 60-unit apartment building will take its place. In recent years the theater showed classic films and was the primary venue for the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-12-03 at 4.35.18 PM

Watch: New London-Spicer wins 3A championship on incredible walk-off TD

New London-Spicer defeated the unbeaten Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in remarkable circumstances.

MoorheadMurderSuspect

Suspect in woman's killing in Moorhead is arrested

James Kollie Jr. was arrested Friday evening.

Jennifer Carnahan

Former chair Jennifer Carnahan sues Minnesota GOP, which is suing her back

Carnahan stepped down under a cloud of controversy in August 2021.

Minneapolis Fire Department

One injured after leaping from burning vacant building in Minneapolis

Authorities say the building is known to be used by squatters.

ambulance

Head-on crash leaves two drivers dead in southeastern Minnesota

The crash happened in Houston County just before 4 p.m. Friday.

ConellHarris

Charges: Armed man made death threats at Minneapolis LGBTQ bar

The man allegedly used derogatory terms while threatening to kill someone.

image

FDA pulls last COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment as new variants rise

A therapy used to treat more than 11,000 Minnesotans is no longer authorized amid a surge in the latest COVID-19 variants.

Austin Robert LeClaire

Charges: Plymouth man shot girlfriend in head after birthday party

The 23-year-old victim is in critical condition as of Friday.

image

State announces $2.5M in grants for child care providers

Child care providers in roughly a dozen communities will receive funds to help grow the supply of affordable, quality child care.

image

Probe of Golden Valley police uncovers racism, alleged misconduct

One officer was terminated for alleged racist comments and violations of state law.

blowing snow

Blowing snow Friday in Minnesota; will it snow next week?

Winds could gust up to 50 mph Friday afternoon and night.

Deer hunting blaze orange

To combat CWD, late-season deer hunting announced for 9 areas of MN

The special hunts will be held between Dec. 16 and 18.

Related

Contest coming to Minneapolis gives filmmakers 48 hours to make movies

A unique movie contest is coming to the Twin Cities. The 48 Hour Film Project will give filmmakers two days to write, cast, film and edit a movie. To start, the registered teams will each be given a movie genre, character, prop and line of dialogue at the Riverview Theater in Minneapolis on June 8. The final products will screen at the venue June 12-14.

Block E clears out, AMC movie theaters to close Sept. 23

Developers announced that AMC movie theaters in downtown Minneapolis' Block E will close at the end of the business day Sept. 23. The complex is nearly empty, leaving only one business afloat. Block E's owner intended to build a $400 million casino in the space, but the plan wasn't making any progress at the Capitol.

Minneapolis theater director found dead in northern Minnesota

A man with ties to the Twin Cities arts community was found dead in northern Minnesota Tuesday. Andrew Wagner rented two homes, one in northeast Minneapolis just down the street from the Ritz theater where he served as technical director.

Military tank used to demolish house

A few hundred people gathered in Kasota Saturday for some unusual entertainment. KARE 11 reports a crew from Drive-A-Tank was hired to demolish a home built in the mid-1800's. The property owners are making room to build a new home.

Minneapolis' renovated theaters put evening shoe leather on Hennepin Ave.

According to a new study, half a million people went to events at the four live theater venues on Hennepin Avenue last year. That foot traffic and the businesses it supports are the payoff for the $38 million spent renovating those theaters.

Cloquet theater group headed for Japan

The County Seat Theater Company, of Clouquet, has been invited to perform in the World Children's Festival of Performing Arts in Toyama, Japan later this month.

Theater renovation revealed: Uptown goes upscale

The 83-year-old Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis is about to unveil its $2 million renovation that restored some of the venue's old charm and adds modern features, including more luxurious seating, gourmet concessions and a larger screen.