Looming demolition of Dakota Twin stirs memories of other departed Bismarck theaters

posted by CSWalczak on October 20, 2010 at 8:45 am

BISMARCK, ND — The building that once housed the Dakota Twin theaters will probably soon be demolished and the site used for an office building. This fact prompted a reflection on it and other now-departed theaters in Bismarck and in nearby Mandan in this article from the Bismarck Tribune.

It closed in 1994 and has housed a number of businesses since then, but it faces likely destruction by the end of the year to make room for an office building.

“I think the minute theaters started going to multiplexes, they stopped making money,” Brekke said, referring to single-screen theaters. “In the 1970s, they started doing a lot of twinning and tripling.”

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