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Mann Theatre Closes in Maple Grove

The business says the theatre has been “sold as a non theatrical use.”

After years of business in Maple Grove, Mann Theatre closed June 27.

“Our Maple Grove Cinema 10 theatre has closed permanently,” according to the Mann Theatres website, which also contained a statement thanking the community for “the many years of patronage.”  

Maplewood-based Premier Bank, according to an article in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, owns the building. It was reported the bank has been “trying to sell the property since foreclosing on previous owner, Scott Regan, in 2009.”

A proposed new WhirlyBall business at the Mann Theatre site from the Maple Grove City Council in April 2011. The Business Journal reported in May WhirlyBall franchisee Nick Lambrect “has the site under contract, but has not yet secured financing for the project, so the deal hasn’t closed.”

Hennepin County property tax records lists the property as built in 1991 and owned by Premier Bank with no sale information on file. Hennepin County lists the estimated market value of the property as $3.5 million as of January 2011.

Patch has contacted Premier Bank and WhirlyBall for a statement about the property. No response has yet received as of 5 p.m. July 5, 2012. Additional updates will be provided as they become available.

Mann Theatres has other locations in Champlin, Cottage Grove, Grand Rapdis, St. Paul, Hibbing, Hopkins, Plymouth, St. Louis Park and Baxter and was founded in 1935.

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Lorrie Henderson July 06, 2012 at 09:30 PM
I too am bummed. It was a great place to take my kids for a movie without breaking the bank. What is a WhirlyBall business anyways?? I can't imagine it will do better than the Mann. : (
Al Madsen July 06, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Whirlyball is a form of bumper cars on steroids with participants using a ball or another round object that needs to go into the oppositions net. There are some in Chicago but none in Minnesota to my knowledge. Object is to build teamwork and the benfit of people working together. Sign up the folks in Washington!!
Willow July 07, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Oh MAN. I'm out of the loop but I had no idea. That's the only theatre I would consider taking my kids to because we won't pay the prices for new movies. We will miss it!
Stefanie Briggs July 07, 2012 at 02:02 PM
Glad I got to see a movie there recently when I did! Didn't realize it was closing. That is too bad! I grew up going to that movie theater and am proud to say I saw The X-Files movie there with my friend about 5 times, twice in one day even! I don't know if I'd get into whirlyball though, maybe I need to watch a video of it somewhere...
Crystal Indradat Natcha September 26, 2012 at 06:21 AM
Why!!!!!! I loved that theater. I always go there then you have to close it 

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