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Parkway Theater hits the market for $775,000

The Parkway Theater, a movie house and music venue in the Field neighborhood of South Minneapolis, is up for sale at an asking price of $775,000.  For the past decade, the venue has been owned by William Senkyr, who also owns Pepito’s restaurant next door — hence the theater’s designation, on its website, as “Pepito’s Parkway […]

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Minnesota classic rockers to play for Camp Gratitude at the Parkway

This summer, Camp Gratitude will host ten military families for a weeklong bonding experience in Marine on St. Croix, Minn. The free-of-charge camp is designed for personnel who have returned from deployment, along with their families, and it offers attendees time to relax, grow, and spend time together. To help fund Camp Gratitude, several members […]

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David Bowie tribute concert to be held at Parkway Theater

As we pass the two-week mark since David Bowie’s death, it’s becoming clear that this is a loss the world may never truly get over. A local tribute to David Bowie has just been announced for Minneapolis’s Parkway Theater on Feb. 19th: “We Can Be Heroes: The Bowie Tribute.” The tribute will feature special guests Dave Pirner (founder of Soul […]

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Watch Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher talk about ‘Star Wars’ in vintage clips being shown at Parkway Theater

As the world waits eagerly for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens to be released on Dec. 18, TCMediaNow is presenting A Star Wars Celebration at the Parkway Theater. The 90-minute program features vintage television footage from Twin Cities airwaves, promoting the original Star Wars trilogy. In addition to cast interviews and merchandise commercials, the event will feature […]

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Mick Sterling to lead Parkway tribute to Joe Cocker

The man who played the first night at First Avenue will be honored in Minneapolis with a tribute show in honor of his music career. On April 3, 1970, Joe Cocker played the first gig at First Avenue, called the Depot at the time, with his band Mad Dogs and Englishmen. The Minneapolis Tribune covered the historical […]

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‘Nosferatu’ to screen at Parkway Theater with live music accompaniment

The Parkway Theater will be showing a screening of the highly-acclaimed vampire film Nosferatu on Oct. 25. The showing will feature a live score from small orchestra ensemble the Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra Minnesota. Despite their name, the Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra Minnesota actually started in St. Louis. They have been accompanying silent films since […]

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Color Me Obsessed: Replacements documentary screening to benefit Slim Dunlap

On the eve of the Replacements’ much-anticipated reunion performance, a special director’s cut of the documentary Color Me Obsessed will be shown at the Parkway Theater on Sept. 12. Also featuring live music and a memorabilia raffle, this fandom spectacular has been deemed “All Replacements Eve.” Featuring interviews with fans, friends and contemporaries, Color Me Obsessed became a […]

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