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“Rochester raised its voice- the theater remains a historic landmark”
Review of Chateau Theater

Chateau Theater
Ranked #14 of 52 things to do in Rochester
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Owner description: 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.
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.

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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 it could be removed to restore the whole space. It's art-deco is beautiful. I'm not sure when it will be open to general access. I attended a private reception here in early October and the interior has not yet been fully refurbished but the space is fabulous and full of potential.

1  Thank Michael B
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