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Westgate Theatre

2006 Photo from the Carroll H. Rasch collection.
3903 Sunnyside Ave
Edina MN 55410

Record #19802  
 Opened: 1937
 Closed: 1977
 Current Use:
Capacity: 550 seats
Architect(s): Perry E Crosier
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:
 Previously operated by: Friedman Circuit, Mann Circuit, General Cinema Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by Carroll H. Rasch.

This theater is located near the intersection of France Avenue and Sunnyside Avenue just beyond the western edge of Minneapolis. It is just inside a neighborhood that used to have its own identity and was called Morningside. The suburb of Edina absorbed it.

In the pictures you can see the entry minus the wonderful canopy of bulbs and colors. You would enter and the auditorium was angled off to the left at about 110 degrees. The auditorium is still there and is now filled with laundry and dry cleaning equipment.

The Westgate played "Harold and Maude" for what seemed like an endless run.

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August 2006 photos from the Carroll H Rasch collection.

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