Mounds Theatre, 1029 Hudson Road, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Mounds Theatre

ca 1950
Address: 1029 Hudson Road
Neighborhood/s: Dayton's Bluff, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1922
Major Alterations: Significantwarning.png"Significant" is not in the list of possible values (Intact, Some/mostly intact, Altered, Significant Alterations, Alterations more apparent than original) for this property.
Historic Function: Theater/concert hall
Current Function: Theater/concert hall
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Stucco

Dayton's Bluff Saint Paul Ramsey

Mounds Theatre, 1029 Hudson Road, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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The Mounds Theatre was built in 1922. It was used for live shows as well as movies at least into the 1930s. It had a stage and small orchestra pit in addition to a movie screen. The theatre has gone through many renovations, which has changed the façade over the years. In 1967 the theatre was closed and turned into a warehouse. Portage for Youth, a non-profit for young women, was given the theatre in 2001. When completed, the theatre will be a performing arts center for the Dayton’s Bluff Community. Amenities include: seating for 250, a fountain and fireplace in a gathering space, a 900 square foot stage, movie capabilities, and much more. [1]



  • Built in 1922 as a venue for silent movies and live entertainment
  • Renovated around 1933
  • Renovated again in 1950 including extensive changes to the exterior
  • Closed in July 1967
  • Used as warehouse - 1967 to 2001
  • Most recent renovation started in December 2001
  • Theatre reopened in October 2003
  • Location: 1029 Hudson Road, Saint Paul, MN; Scotten's Subdivision, Lot 72-Lyman Dayton's addition to St. Paul except East 11 feet-Lot 24 and all of Lot 23 and block 71
  • Building: 8,600 square feet and partial basement. Originally had a 700-person seating capacity including the balcony. After the renovation, the seating capacity is approximately 250 with no balcony seating.
  • Parking: On-street. Original parking lot is no longer available for use.

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