Historic State Theater
Remodeled with the help of the Minneapolis City Council in the early '90s, the Historic State Theatre turned from a faded former movie house into a gorgeous Italian Renaissance-style auditorium seating about 2,200. While formidable, it still remains a completely inviting theater for extended runs and acts that draw smaller crowds. You can hear music groups like Bela Fleck and Joe Jackson here and lots of other cool edgy stuff, as well as more staid fare like Broadway tours.
There is ample parking in the area. There are flat lots on the corner of 10th St and Hennepin Avenue. There are also ramps located at Marshall Fields, LaSalle Plaza, Target Center, or municipal ramps. The State Theatre recommends using the Hawthorne ramp at 9th Street & First Avenue. The State Theatre is also accessible by the downtown skyway system.