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“Beautiful old theater”
Review of Chateau Theater

Chateau Theater
Ranked #15 of 52 things to do in Rochester
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 5, 2014

Love visiting this old theater, now bookstore, with each yearly visit to Rochester. A must stop for us each time. It has been beautifully preserved and it serving another form of entertainment for all ages to enjoy.

Thank Patricia C
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

A treasure even if you don't read. Inside and outside architecture like no other. Another free attraction in Rochester, MN. Don't miss the ceiling, if you don't look up, you missed the whole experience.

Thank danaknaak
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

Interesting use of space of a former movie theater. Nice just to see what has been preserved, especially on the second floor.

Thank TBERTMA
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

The original film projection booth sits above the second floor balcony, hidden behind the giant Barnes & Noble mural. The theatre's historic decorative side walls — replicate an early French (Normandy) village. The castle, with 40 balconies and 20-foot-high (6.1 m) turrets, resembles a 10th-century French castle (chateau). Children and adults will love it!

1  Thank TracyMPLS
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

I went to this Theatre when it really was a theater (I am 49 years old), I remember sitting in the theater seats before the movie started and staring at the stars in the ceiling, and looking at the "castle walls" . Barnes and Noble Bookstore is there now and they have retained the beauty of the building inside and out! This is not a real movie theater any more, it is a book store!! If you are looking for Paragon Theater/also called Chateau 14, that is one of the Theater here in town.

Thank uffdabaybee
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