Minnesota businesses have had a very challenging year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. St. Michael Cinema 15 is one of those businesses. Their luck actually took a turn for the worse recently when, according to their Facebook page, a pipe burst in the building.

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"We had a pipe burst here due to the extreme cold … it's going to delay any kind of Valentine's thing we were going to do," according to a video on their social media page.

Their lobby and a few of their front auditoriums saw some water. The movie theater is unique because they're an indoor and outdoor cinema. The theater added a drive-in option to their businesses during the pandemic so families would still be able to catch a movie together throughout the summer months.

A 'Go Fund Me' page has been set up to help the theater with some of their financial burden. The page was started by Elizabeth Bigelow from Monticello. She wrote, "Our movie theater needs our help! The place that has brought us together as families for years...Now its our turn to help them out."

Bigelow also mentioned in her fundraiser description that the theater has been giving away free items and not making a profit just to keep people coming back.

Bigelow's goal is to raise $25,000. Since the 'Go Fund Me' page was created one day ago it has already raised just over $1,000.

If you'd like to help, you can make a donation online or you can find out more ways to give by calling the theater at 763-400-8006. St. Michael Cinema 15 is located at 4300 O'Day Avenue NE in St. Michael.

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