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Chateau Theater

15 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3009
+1 507-288-3848
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The "Comfy Seats" theater

My children call this the "comfy seats" theater. Generally, our family only goes to the first... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
RochMama
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Rochester, Minnesota
Favorite movie theater

We were long-term lovers of the "old" Chateau Theater, which really did look like a chateau. Very... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Esterace
,
Rochester, Minnesota
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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible11%
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“comfy seats” (2 reviews)
“bookstore” (18 reviews)
“movie” (9 reviews)
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15 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3009
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+1 507-288-3848
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My children call this the "comfy seats" theater. Generally, our family only goes to the first showing of a movie here, as a special treat, since they are more expensive. The recliners ARE very comfortable. But since the recliners take up more space, it has...More

Thank RochMama
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We were long-term lovers of the "old" Chateau Theater, which really did look like a chateau. Very quaint. And we loved its central "down town" location. But even after deserting the main scene, we still find the new Chateau our favorite of the now three...More

Thank Esterace
Reviewed 3 May 2017

A good movie, buttered popcorn and a revliner!!!!!what more could you ask for. Reasonably priced 7.00 for a senior citizen!!!

Thank Rosalie S
Reviewed 16 February 2017

In my opinion, this is the best theater in town. They have now added reclining seats. At every screen I believe, too. When you go, it looks like an old time theater from outside, inside though, you have the modern things you expect at a...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2016

The Chateau has inspired numerous quests to save it. It is really special to the people of Rochester and when you visit, you'll see why. There's something magical about it.

Thank Arielf3773
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Love the comfy, large reclining seats!! Clean establishment and good choices for snacks including beer and wine.

Thank 484tracip
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

as of may 2016 it appeared closed and there was no info displayed on the outside. Sign is illuminated at night and makes for a nice backdrop for pictures. The little plazza in front has a fountain with benches where you see Mayo staff and...More

Thank pesheff
Reviewed 11 April 2016

I really like this former theater, turned bookstore, turned who knows what is next. I never knew this building as a theater, but when it was a B & N Bookstore I enjoyed perusing books while I admired the very unique and decorative interior of...More

Thank traveltheworld012
Reviewed 25 March 2016

This is my favorite theatre in Rochester. I don't need all the frills of a bar and restaurant in the theatre. Keep the prices down and let me see a movie.

Thank Tony K
Reviewed 6 December 2015

I went to this theater as a child- it was always so magical- can't wait to see what they will do with it now- you can view the outside- I don't think the inside is open at the current time.

Thank P R
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