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DP70s in Minnesota (MN)

Written by: Thomas Hauerslev Date: 04.07.2009
Minneapolis Manns Academy Theatre (╗*)
  900 seats. Architect Seeman Kaplan restored and installed Todd-AO in this cinema wich reopened in July 1957. Showed only 70mm features from reopening until mid 1961
Minneapolis Century Theatre (*)
  Opened 26.04.1954 as 11th 3-strip Cinerama theatre. 1120 seats. DP70 for "Can Can" 14.06.1960. Demolished 1963
Minneapolis Hights Theatre
  Two DP70 (2453+2455) from Glenwood Theatre, Kansas City.

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The Heights currently runs two DP70's; one from Glenwood (nicknamed Glenn)
and one from the former Shelard Park Theatre (a.k.a Shelly). Steve Scott,  06.02.2006
Minneapolis Mann (*)
  Originally built in twenties by Pantages. Reopened 16.03.1961 as third 70mm house in Minneapolis with "Spartacus" in 70mm. Screen 40 x 20 ft. Two DP70 with extreeme downward projection angle each with two motors, ISCO 70mm lenses and Ashcraft Cinex Special 35/70 lamps. Screen curve could be changed. 6 x 40-watt power amps. Relaxing furniture of contemporary Danish design was used in all lounges. The costs were 350.000 dollars.
Minneapolis Terrace Theatre
  One DP70. 1300 seats, built 1951 (unsure when the DP70 was installed). The Terrace closed in 2000 after being owned by Classic Cinemas of Minnesota and
Carmike. The DP70 (nicknamed Terry) was in very poor shape & now has a home in the Heights' basement. Steve Scott, 06.02.2006
St. Louis Park The Shelard Park theatre, #1 auditorium
  One DP70. opened in the 1980's, closed in 2000 under General Cinema. The Heights took ownership of it afterwards. Steve Scott, 06.02.2006
St. Louis Park St. Anthony Main Theatre, #1
  One DP70. Installed in 1984 by United Artists. It was mated with a Xenex lamphouse and SPECO 35/70 platter. It was removed, in poor condition in May 1999, and was replaced with an XL for "Episode I" by Reading Entertainment of New York. This machine (nicknamed Tony) now sits in the basement of the Heights. Steve Scott, 06.02.2006
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