Stage to Screen: Historic Theaters of the North
A brand new documentary from WDSE WRPT tells the history of some of the most storied theaters in Northern Minnesota. "Stage to Screen: Historic Theaters of the North" takes a look back to the earliest years of settlement in the region, when hard working lumberjacks and miners came to town for some entertainment. From the Iron Range towns of Virginia and Hibbing, to Superior Street in Duluth, theaters large and small, lavish and basic opened to serve the growing population.
"Stage to Screen" recalls some of the theaters that have faded into history, and others that continue showing movies decades after construction. Early in the twentieth century, "moving pictures" became the rage, and by the 40's and 50's going to the movies was part of the American way of life. And historic theaters now shuttered in Duluth and Virginia may one day re-open and find new life as cultural and arts centers.
Learn more about the documentary and the history of Northland theaters at our Stage to Screen page.