Paul Bunyan Playhouse

314 Beltrami Avenue NW,
Bemidji, MN 56601

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Paul Bunyan Playhouse (Official)

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Architects: Jack J. Liebenberg

Functions: Playhouse

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Chief Theater

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Former Chief Theatre

The former Chief Theatre opened as a movie theatre in 1940. It is now the Paul Bunyan Playhouse.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 28, 2012 at 11:12 am

David Gebhard and Tom Martinson’s Guide to the Architecture of Minnesota says that the Chief Theatre was designed by Liebenberg & Kaplan, and built in 1937. The finding aid to the Liebenberg & Kaplan papers at the University of Minnesota Libraries lists the Chief as a 1937-38 project. The style of the building is streamline modern.

packer on August 26, 2012 at 3:11 am

here is a link to the current website:

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