Palace Theater, 414 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Palace Burlesk

Address: 414 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hennepin County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1914
Year razed: 1953
Historic Function: Theater/concert hall
Architect or source of design: John Eberson
First Owner: Finkelstein & Rubin

Minneapolis Hennepin

With 2,400 seats, the Palace Burlesk was a very impressive theater when it open its doors in 1914. The Palace cost half a million dollars to build, and it was mixed movie theater and vaudeville-type performance venue. In the 1930s the Palace started to run a double feature format, but by the end of the 1930s the theater featured two movies and an "ice cream wrestling" interlude: in one and a half tons of ice cream. The Palace Burlesk was demolished in the 1950s to make room for a parking lot.


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