It was the biggest theater in Minneapolis history, a gigantic gilded pile of stone and glass. It defined and closed the era of great movie palaces, and it went broke - twice. It opened with the Depression, closed with the same; it reopened, renamed itself Radio City just in time for television to come along and shut down the theaters, one by one. It was demolished and forgotten - today only the old-timers recall the place.

The State Theater Garage - steam-heated, fireproof, and run by the Yellow Cab Company - welcomed its new neighbor with this ad and illustration. Not exactly the most precise directions, since the garage was across the street, and lacked an arrow.