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Breakfast With a Preservationist: A Brief History of South Side Movie Theaters

June 29, 2016
Mill Commons, Mill City Museum
1 hour

When: Wednesday, June 29, 8:00am – 9:00am
Where: Mill Commons, Mill City Museum, 710 2nd Street South, Minneapolis

Our June breakfast takes us into the movie theaters of South Minneapolis, as historian Anne Drolet tells the stories of neighborhood theaters and how they shaped and were shaped by the residents in the surrounding communities. Join us to learn about the theaters in their heyday and today, when many continue to play roles as communal space defined by the local culture. Coffee and breakfast treats provided…but bring your own popcorn!

The program begins at 8AM. Typical presentations take 40 minutes, which always transition into very thoughtful questions by audience members. The event promptly at 9AM.

Meter parking is available on 2nd Street or in a parking ramp across the street. Please bring a contribution for the coffee and bakery goodies.

Photograph: El Lago Theater on East Lake Street, 1948. Photograph by John Stern, courtesy of the Minnesota Streetcar Museum Collection via Placeography.