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2019 Festival Schedule

Catalyst Content Festival presents five full days of screenings, panels,

workshops, meetings, parties, and much more in Duluth, MN.

Purchase your tickets to customize your festival itinerary.

The festival venues are:

  • NorShor

  • Zeitgeist Teatro

  • Zeitgeist Zinema 1

  • Zeitgeist Zinema 2

  • Spirit of the North at Fitgers

  • Greysolon Ballroom / Moorish Room

  • BlackWater Lounge

  • Old City Hall


All venues run simultaneously and are first come, first serve seating.

Most shows are screened multiple times throughout the week so you can see everything at least once.

Passes are available by the day or by the week. There are no passes just for individual screenings or individual venues.


Superior St.
Duluth, MN

NorShor Theatre

Duluth’s Grand Opera House (1883-1889) served as Duluth’s cultural centerpiece and seated over 1,000 people. In 1940, the Minnesota Amusement Company leased the Orpheum Theatre and the Orpheum Garage, then hired architects to convert the Vaudeville theater into a modern, art deco movie house.



The Zeppa Trusts developed the Zeitgeist Arts Center. The arts center helped begin the transformation of Duluth’s eastern downtown area into an arts and entertainment district, and has helped support scores of local, regional, and national artists of all kinds.



Duluth's first brewery was started in 1857 a block and a half from our present site, and utilized a small, clear brook which later was known as Brewery Creek. His brewery grew, and in 1881 Michael Fink purchased the brewery and built a new, larger one on the present Fitger's site.


Built in 1925, Hotel Duluth was built as the largest hotel in the northwest. It was called “Metropolitan” or a “bit of New York in the northwest” for its grand architecture and design. With 500 rooms and fourteen stories, Hotel Duluth was the first luxury hotel of its kind.

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