While other reviews here are about the modern Chateau Theaters at a strip mall location, this review is of the one pictured at 15 1st St. SW. This is a classic theater of the 1920's that has been converted to a Barnes and Noble book store, which is itself worth a visit. The current tenant has retained what were the old walls and ceiling of the original theater, designed to make one feel as if he/she is inside the atrium of a medieval castle. The ceiling is lighted like the night sky, with stars twinkling overhead. Even the ticket booth and concessions stands, now check-out counters, are left as they were in the original theater. The location is on Peace Plaza and connects to the skyway system of downtown Rochester and Mayo Clinic. Because it's one of the few remaining classic theater interiors, It's worth a stop even if you are not looking for a book to read!
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