Robbinsdale Historical Society Presents ‘The Mid-Century Movie Scene’
If you’re a fan of old movie theaters, like Robbinsdale’s former Terrace Theatre, there is an event Saturday just for you.
“We’re going to be having an event at the Hennepin History Museum. It’s going to be a free virtual event due to the COVID-19 restrictions at the museum,” said David Leonhardt, who heads up a website called AmericasClassicCinemas.com.
The Robbinsdale Historical Society is co-sponsoring the event. Author Dave Kenny, who wrote the book “Twin Cities Picture Show,” will lead a discussion.
“He’s going to be doing a talk about the mid-century movie scene in the Twin Cities,” said Leonhardt.
The event titled “The Mid-Century Movie Scene” starts at 2 p.m. Saturday online.
“It’s going to be mostly mid-century, the way the movie theater scene in the Twin Cities changed after World War II. We’ll talk about the birth of the Terrace. We’ll talk about the Riverview, the Cooper and other mid-century theaters that were around at that time,” said Leonhardt.