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The Flame Theatre

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OPERATIONS
Showtimes: Friday through Monday 7 pm & also Sunday  at 2pm

Prices: $3.00 for all seats
 
LOCATION
Click Map to find the Flame Theatre, located 125 S Broadway, Wells, MN 56097

Information about terms of movies
Movies subject to change due to Box Office scheduling conflicts. Please continue to check Facebook and www.cityofwells.net for changes.

HISTORY
The theatre opened in 1912 with an admission price of five cents. At that time, it was owned by Sidney F. Heath and C. Anderson. Throughout the years, the theatre went through many changes, including its name before Heath settled on The State Theatre. When the building was destroyed by fire in 1960, Heath asked the public to submit suggestions for a new name for the new building. August J. Schultz and Rose Mershon won free passes for submitting the winning suggestion, The Flame Theatre.


The City of Wells took over ownership of the theatre in 1996 and formed the Theatre Board. The City immediately invested approximately $65,000 into the facility, including a new projector, seats with cup holders, a bigger screen, and a fresh coat of paint. It currently has a Dolby Digital sound system and 304 seats. Additionally, in 2012, the City updated the HVAC system and went from reel to digital films thus being able to provide more film offerings. The Flame Theatre is one of several services unique to this rural southern Minnesota community.


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