Lisbon, ND – Oldest Movie Theater in U-S is in North Dakota
Podcast from KFGO.com: l Michels, the owner of “The Scenic” Theater in beautiful Lisbon North Dakota. The Scenic opened in 1911 with the showing of “Nemo,” a 10-minute black-and-white movie.
The fact that The Scenic is the theater opened longest continuously in the U-S is remarkable enough, but the fact that it’s still in operation is truly the result of good old North Dakota team work. When the change to digital movies was being made a few years ago, the cost was so high, the town nearly lost it’s theater. Instead, with grants and donations, the very expensive shift was made to modern day movie equipment.
Al tells us in this podcast that the picture is much better than the old days, and the projectionist doesn’t have to fix burnt strips of film. In fact, he says that one time, the film burnt with only 10-minutes left in a three-hour movie. (They sent the customers home.)
Ah, the good old days, do get better…
Link to story and audio podcast: http://kfgo.com/podcasts/it-takes-2/955/oldest-movie-theater-in-u-s-is-in-north-dakota1/
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