West Theater

Two Theaters, One Stone: Historic Auditoriums Brought Back to Life in West Duluth

NORTHLAND UNCOVERED: The West Theater was an art deco movie palace when it was originally built in 1937.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s not your average movie theater, it has a lot of history! The West Theater is one of two historic theaters making a comeback in the Northland. “I said I would only be interested if I could turn it back into a theater,” Bob Boone said. This was the promise Boone made to the last owner of his…

Light It Up Marquee Fundraiser Hopes to Get West Theater Back on Track

Bob Boone says the redevelopment of the theater will build a sense of community.

DULUTH, Minn. – Work has been underway for years to restore the West Theater in Duluth, but after hitting a few snags the project is over budget. A fundraiser was held to help get the project back on track. Bob Boone of the Duluth Reader is sphere–heading the redevelopment project and he managed a movie theater years ago in Superior. Right now…

Historic West Theater Set to Open This Summer

The original 1937 theater originally seated 595 people.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s original Art Deco Theater was established in 1937 and was a premiere theater until the 70’s and almost 50 years later it will open once again. Several showed up to Beaner’s Central in West Duluth to learn more about the renovation progress of the historic Theatre. Bob Boone is the owner of the Reader Weekly and is…