UTE to open Labor Day weekend
August 13, 2020
Mankato is home to the Ute Theater which was originally named the Blair Theater in 1919. The name was changed by Jess DeLong in the 1950s. UTE is taken from the name of an Indian tribe.
Before it was remodeled in 2008, the Ute was decorated in an Indian motif. In 2008, volunteers from the community joined together to created the Ute campaign, which allowed the refinishing of the orginal seats. painting, remodeling and adding the black curtains on the wall.
In the past few years, business for the Ute has been pretty good. It is managed by members of the community who volunteer their time...