The historic NorShor Theatre officially reopened Wednesday, January 31, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to signal the start of a new era in downtown Duluth. The theater’s first performance will be “Mamma Mia” Tomorrow.

The part I like, from the outside it looks like I remember it. The lighted marguee looks like it did when I was a kid. 30.5 million dollars later the Norshor comes to life and retains it's unique look. With a classic Art Deco look to it, a large stage, with main floor, balcony, and lounge seating for comfort. It boasts rehearsal and educational spaces, and the best part, a Skywalk connection to hook it into the heart of downtown.

According to a press release from Greenfield Communications, Mayor Emily Larson exclaimed, “This is a momentous day for the NorShor Theatre and Duluth! This theatre represents hope and vision and has been a capsule collecting a century’s worth of memories and historic moments....... The NorShor is a shining example of great foresight, leadership, perseverance and patience.”

credit :Pakou Ly
City of Duluth Communications Office