After careful consideration, and in response to the rapidly evolving public health crisis, the Paradise Theatre has made the difficult decision to suspend its operations effective immediately until further notice.

The safety of our patrons and employees is of the utmost importance to us, as is our responsibility to the greater Mora community to protect the most vulnerable among us. This can only happen with the cooperation of non-sick individuals maintaining wide-scale social distancing measures. Due to the continuing escalation of the Covid-19 virus, we do not feel this is possible for a large entertainment venue like our theater.

We thank you for your patronage and support, and want to reassure you that our temporary closure is in everybody’s best interest at this time. We will continue to reassess the situation as new information becomes available and will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. Please follow our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.


The smell of popcorn… that hush of anticipation as the lights dim… excitement growing through previews of coming movies… and finally, the opening frames of the feature film, an experience to be shared with family and friends, and cherished for a lifetime. That is what going to the movies is all about, and that is the legacy the Paradise Theatre has managed to resurrect and secure for its community.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the East Central Regional Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.