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Carroll H. Rasch
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From: Saint Louis Park, MN
Registered: Apr 2005


 - posted May 11, 2005 08:09 PM      Profile for Carroll H. Rasch   Email Carroll H. Rasch         Edit/Delete Post 
I lived in Fridley, MN (a suburb of Minneapolis on the north side) from the summer of 1966 through 1968. I think that this outdoor theater got its name from the old highway system that once almost cirlced the west and north of the Twin Cities. Like the Paris Periferique or the "Beltway" of Washington DC, the "Beltway" for Minneapolis on the west and north was Highway 100. The 100 Twin was a two sided outdoor theater. Two films were shown at once to two different audiences of cars. I took my wife to see "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" there. It was one of those small straws that break a marriage. I was thinking of attending graduate school in History...hoping to become "a bog in the History Department." My first wife was lovely but had Elizabeth Taylor's contempt for my career direction. I think the marriage may have begun to end in the 100 Twin that night.

Today, the land on which the 100 Twin stood is the campus of the great Medtronic corporation...which will eventually put Heart Pacemakers or medical engineering into all of our bodies. I loved the 100 Twin. I wish I could remember what other films I saw there. There is no evidence of its existence still standing.

[ May 12, 2005, 09:10 AM: Message edited by: Carroll H. Rasch ]

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