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Chateau Theater

15 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3009
+1 507-288-3848
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as of may 2016 it appeared closed and there was no info displayed on the outside. Sign is... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2016
pesheff
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Bulgaria
via mobile
One of the best historical "saves" in Rochester.

I really like this former theater, turned bookstore, turned who knows what is next. I never knew... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2016
traveltheworld012
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Rochester, Minnesota
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Built in 1927, the Chateau was one of the most elaborate theatres built in Rochester in the early 1900s. The exterior sunburst design marquee is lit with 636 light bulbs. Its unique French Village decor includes interior balconies and turrets and, on the ceiling, stars in the night sky. Refurbished in 1994, this elegant old theatre now houses a Barnes and Noble Bookstore and Starbucks Cafe.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible12%
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“comfy seats” (2 reviews)
“barnes” (19 reviews)
“noble” (19 reviews)
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15 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3009
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Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

as of may 2016 it appeared closed and there was no info displayed on the outside. Sign is illuminated at night and makes for a nice backdrop for pictures. The little plazza in front has a fountain with benches where you see Mayo staff and...More

Thank pesheff
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

I really like this former theater, turned bookstore, turned who knows what is next. I never knew this building as a theater, but when it was a B & N Bookstore I enjoyed perusing books while I admired the very unique and decorative interior of...More

Thank traveltheworld012
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

This is my favorite theatre in Rochester. I don't need all the frills of a bar and restaurant in the theatre. Keep the prices down and let me see a movie.

Thank Tony K
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Reviewed 7 December 2015

I went to this theater as a child- it was always so magical- can't wait to see what they will do with it now- you can view the outside- I don't think the inside is open at the current time.

Thank P R
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

The last tenant for this building was Barnes and Noble. The city has since bought the building and is contemplating next steps for Destination Medical Center (DM)

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Reviewed 26 October 2015

This was a great place to visit when it was a Barnes and Noble bookstore. You can probably only see the outside now.

Thank Janet F
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

This facility was changed into a bookstore but was closed in 2014. A Rochester, MN moves toward Destination Medical Center this facility will reopen for a new purpose.

1  Thank DrMarkES
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

This was originally opened in 1927 as a silent movie theater then it adapted to the talkies. It ended up as a Barnes and Noble bookstore but they pulled out suddenly in 2014. Their concrete first (USA second) floor is still in situ but apparently...More

1  Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

We went all through the theater when it was still a bookstore in 2014. It was lovely and I could visualized the theater of my childhood. So ornate, how the theater goers of the past must have enjoyed such beautiful surroundings. The theater now has...More

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed 14 May 2015 via mobile

This was one of my FAVORITE spots to be when had Mayo appointments. It's such a shame to be gone!! I sincerely hope they put something unique in there...not a Walgreens or something!!! (No offense Walgreens, I just don't want you in this building.)

Thank Kate A
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