Exhibition Dates: February 6, 2020 – May 23, 2021
When the Terrace opened in Robbinsdale in 1951 it was called “America’s Finest Theatre.” The claim wasn’t just hype; early patrons of the cinema would assure you that it was one of our nation’s finest. The Terrace was a beloved movie house and architectural gem for half a century before it was demolished. America’s Finest Theater: The Terrace presents its history, the fight to save it, and efforts to preserve its legacy. This exhibit includes information about the Terrace’s owners, William and Sidney Volk, and its designers, Liebenberg and Kaplan. It will also display numerous historic photographs and two of the original Terrace marquee letters that will be relit for special occasions.
America’s Finest Theater was curated in collaboration with David Leonhardt, America’s Classic Cinemas, and Robbinsdale Historical Society.