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Very nice theater

Movies star on time, elevated seating, food and wine...you can have usual movie fare plus a... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2013
Kathy J
,
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Pretty Cool Place!

Now a Barnes & Noble... It has really cool architecture and a nice atmosphere. It would definitely... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2012
ElizabethM97
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Mobile, Alabama
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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...more
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15 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3009
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

Seats were comfortable, popcorn fresh and sound/picture quality excellent. Often movie theaters are somewhat cold for my wife, but the air temp was just right.

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Reviewed 5 June 2013

Movies star on time, elevated seating, food and wine...you can have usual movie fare plus a selection of entree type of food. Convenient location for people at mayo. Clean bathrooms. Good family environment.

1  Thank Kathy J
Reviewed 25 April 2013

This was a very nice theater. The seats are huge! There is a bar if you want to have a drink before your movie. I did not get anything from the snack bar, but it seemed very typical. We were there on a Friday night...More

1  Thank Smocky99
Reviewed 8 December 2012

Now a Barnes & Noble... It has really cool architecture and a nice atmosphere. It would definitely the best bookstore I have ever seen. I recommend a visit if you are a patient at mayo.

Thank ElizabethM97
Reviewed 14 October 2012

I visited here one evening recently while staying in Rochester. Since it was nighttime, the theater marquee was lit up beautifully outside. The theater fronts a plaza with a very pretty fountain. Inside the theater, I was amazed at the decorative walls and ceilings; my...More

1  Thank MSWMom50
Reviewed 19 April 2012

The fantasy motif of the decor makes for a fun experience.

Thank Byron P
Reviewed 15 April 2012

Theatre hasn't been maintained very well but it currently went under new management. Hopefully this place improves b/c Rochester definitely needs 3 well-run theatres in town.

1  Thank M H
Reviewed 12 December 2011

The only bad thing about this place is no longer a theater. It now has a Barnes and Noble in it, but still has the great old movie theater charm. Sparkling ceilings and castle feel. I suggests buying your books at the downstairs entrance, it's...More

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