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Capri Theater in north Minneapolis planning major expansion

  • Blog Post by: Eric Roper
  • November 20, 2013 - 10:53 AM

North Minneapolis' famed Capri Theater is planning a major expansion.

A city council committee signed off Tuesday on the sale of three city-owned parcels to the Plymouth Christian Youth Center, which operates the theater. The 86-year-old building underwent a major renovation in 2009, when it received an improved facade, marquee and tech systems.

The Capri is a hub of the North Side arts scene, featuring both theater and music performances.

The planned upgrade (right) will add a two-story expansion to the existing theater, which will include rehearsal and performance space, dressing rooms, back stage space and a floor for youth arts and other programming.

The city is selling the parcels to PCYC for $161,650. The center's total budget for the renovation is approximately $5.8 million, which it will fund through a capital campaign.

The city acquired the parcels in 2010, after approving a modified plan for improving West Broadway.

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