We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chateau Theater

Is this your business?
15 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3009
+1 507-288-3848
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Chateau Theatre closed bookstore V Chateau Paragon 14 theater!! Do not be confused!

These photos you are seeing in Trip Advisor is an historic old theater building in downtown... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
photogal22
,
Minnesota
via mobile
Comfort First!!

They offer the latest movies and it's great that reservations and choice seats are available. Their... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2018
Patagonia2014
,
Rochester, Minnesota
Read all 48 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible12%
Travelers talk about
“comfy seats” (2 reviews)
“bookstore” (16 reviews)
“barnes” (20 reviews)
LOCATION
15 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3009
CONTACT
Website
+1 507-288-3848
Write a ReviewReviews (48)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"comfy seats"
in 2 reviews
"bookstore"
in 16 reviews
"barnes"
in 20 reviews
"noble"
in 20 reviews
"movie"
in 11 reviews
"downtown"
in 7 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

These photos you are seeing in Trip Advisor is an historic old theater building in downtown Rochester. It was a theater 90 years ago. The Barnes & Noble bookstore occupied this building until it closed on Dec. 31, 2014. There is currently nothing inside of...More

4  Thank photogal22
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 12, 2018

They offer the latest movies and it's great that reservations and choice seats are available. Their lounge atmosphere is very cozy. This has been my "to go" movie theatre for years and I love the improvements that they have made. It's a constant for them...More

Thank Patagonia2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Miss this venue! Be it a Barnes and Noble or not, I can't wait to step back in someday in the future!

Thank Ethan H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed December 28, 2017

Half of the reviews for this activity relate to the old theater building, and half are for the new 14-screen cinema on the outskirts of town. Part of what attracted us was the prospect of watching a movie from a recliner in a 1927 theater....More

1  Thank Kari B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 21, 2017

My children call this the "comfy seats" theater. Generally, our family only goes to the first showing of a movie here, as a special treat, since they are more expensive. The recliners ARE very comfortable. But since the recliners take up more space, it has...More

Thank RochMama
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 22, 2017

We were long-term lovers of the "old" Chateau Theater, which really did look like a chateau. Very quaint. And we loved its central "down town" location. But even after deserting the main scene, we still find the new Chateau our favorite of the now three...More

Thank Esterace
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 2, 2017

A good movie, buttered popcorn and a revliner!!!!!what more could you ask for. Reasonably priced 7.00 for a senior citizen!!!

1  Thank Rosalie S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 15, 2017

In my opinion, this is the best theater in town. They have now added reclining seats. At every screen I believe, too. When you go, it looks like an old time theater from outside, inside though, you have the modern things you expect at a...More

2  Thank sep780
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 22, 2016

The Chateau has inspired numerous quests to save it. It is really special to the people of Rochester and when you visit, you'll see why. There's something magical about it.

Thank Arielf3773
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 7, 2016

Love the comfy, large reclining seats!! Clean establishment and good choices for snacks including beer and wine.

Thank 484tracip
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 52 hotels in Rochester
Rochester Marriott Mayo Clinic Area
377 reviews
.05 miles away
Days Inn by Wyndham Rochester Downtown
864 reviews
.07 miles away
Broadway Plaza
19 reviews
.07 miles away
DoubleTree by Hilton Rochester / Mayo Clinic Area
1,043 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Carroll's Corn
215 reviews
.08 miles away
Chester's
1,555 reviews
.03 miles away
Pescara
745 reviews
.08 miles away
Victoria's Restaurant and Wine Bar
1,161 reviews
.03 miles away
Nearby Attractions
The Plummer Building - Mayo Clinic Historical Suite
158 reviews
.14 miles away
Douglas Trail
66 reviews
.11 miles away
Mayo Civic Center
67 reviews
.23 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Chateau Theater staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;