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The NorShor: Duluth’s Marquee Movie House

The NorShor: Duluth’s Marquee Movie House

Tonight's Zenith City on Tap live—and free—at Glensheen

Tonight Zenith City on Tap presents “The NorShor: Duluth’s Marquee Movie House” live at Glensheen. Duluth historian Tony Dierckins will present the history of the 1941 Art Deco movie house—about to undergo a $30 million restoration—along with the stories of the two theaters that preceded it at the same location: the 1910 Orpheum vaudeville house and… Continue Reading

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