Alexandria Area Arts Association Theatre

618 Broadway Street,
Alexandria, MN 56308

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 17, 2014 at 8:32 am

The caption of a photo on page 97 of Alexandria, by Barbara Grover, gives February 7, 1936, as the opening date of the Andria Theatre (Google Books preview.)

Chris1982 on June 16, 2014 at 10:35 pm

The Andria Theatre was listed as open in 1937 with seating at 750.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 20, 2012 at 4:23 am

Here is an interior photo showing the Andria Theatre’s main auditorium.

LDL on April 19, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Gentlemen, The Andria was originally a 1 screen house; in the photo; it was the storefront where the marquee extends over the sidewalk. it was adjacient on the south ( “ left ” in the photo )to a Gamble’s Hardware store which was remodeled to be a 2nd screen around 1974-75. The “ Andria 3 ” was an additional 1 screen theatre built in the Viking Plaza shopping center a couple of miles to the south around 1982. The Andria Twin Cinema & the Andria 3 did close around 1990-91 & were replaced by the Midway Mall Cinema.

Coate on April 15, 2009 at 6:57 am

By the mid-1970s this theater had been twinned.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 6, 2006 at 7:21 am

The Andria Theatre has been operating since at least 1941 as it is listed with 750 seats in Film Daily Yearbook of that year.