Northlanders Watch Big Game on Big Screen

By KBJR News 1

January 6, 2013 Updated Jan 6, 2013 at 12:10 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Typically when you think of football, images of a crowed bar come to mind. Saturday fans enjoyed the game in a not so typical venue

So close to state lines...it's no surprise that a rivalry game like this will bring out fans from both sides.

"I came up here from Madison to go to Minnesota to watch the packers beat the Vikings, and I wanted to be in Viking territory to see it happen," said Todd Stewart, a Packer fan.

No matter what the outcome is, it's all about where you watch the big game.

"Here's what so great about there, here I have a hamburger in my hand, I have a beer in my hand and I can sit in a state of the art theater," said Eddie Gleeson, a sports fan.

If a bar isn't quite your setting, fans enjoyed a cool beverage and some popcorn at Zinnema 2 in Downtown Duluth.

"This was just such an epic matchup that everyone cared about so we kind felt like we had to and we wanted to," said Tony Mayer, a projectionist at Zinnama 2.

"This is wonderful that they are doing this...looking forward to a great night," said one fan while he enjoyed his popcorn before the game.

Despite the abundance of purple and gold, one fan stood up for his team.

"This is pretty cool, and I kinda like being the only one here, very few cuz I mean there is a lot more to prove," said one Packer fan at the cinnama.

Proving that no matter where you sit, it's all about having a good time.

The Zinnema Theater has projected big games on theater screens in the past, but they say before today's game it had been awhile.

Posted to the web by Kati Anderson.
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