Historic Landmark Building
Built in 1928, the historic Suburban World Theater is truly unique. Granada style facades and original stars and clouds floating on ceiling give the feel of being in an open air Spanish courtyard.
Event Types: Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquet / Dinner, Private Party, Corporate Event, PR / Marketing Event, Meeting, Conference, Lecture / Speaker, Stage Performance, Filming / Photo Shoot
Built in 1928, the Suburban World is truly a unique venue. Built in classic Granada Style, the Spanish facades and original stars still shine and clouds float by giving the effect of being in an open air Spanish courtyard. Originally called the Granada Theater, this historic building was designed by local architect Jack Liebenberg. His innovative design featured stadium seating in an atmospheric theater giving the illusion that viewers are seated outdoors in a Spanish courtyard. The theatre remains much as it was when the Granada originally opened. Stars and moving clouds adorn the ceiling – making it appear as if it has no roof. Stucco facades of balconies, statues and plants further enhance the illusion. It is the only surviving example of an atmospheric theater in Minneapolis and one of few remaining in the state. In 1954, the theater became known as the Suburban World Theater and it was during this period that extensive remodeling was completed. Wrought iron doors that adorned the front of the theater, as well as the lobby’s iron chandelier, were removed and replaced by more modern fixtures. Further restoration has succeeded in restoring much of the original façade of the theater. The theater has evolved over the course of 74 years – serving a variety of the community’s artistic needs. It was a venue for vaudeville performances – and was among the first theaters in Minneapolis to show “talkies”. For generations of patrons, the Historic Suburban World Theatre has been a cultural, as well as an historic landmark. Available for corporate & private events!
Location Character: Alternative, Elegant, Historic, Professional, Urban
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