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The days are numbered now for this location. Odyssey has bought land on Dickinson’s west side for a new 8 screen movie theater to replace Cine 3. Progress in Dickinson moves on.
Just completed an expansion to 23 screens, the biggest theater in ND!
The Belle turns 100 this year! There will be upcoming renovations and restorations as part of the big anniversary!
Picture from the 1960’s of the drive-in:
The Lake Park closed last year and just in the past few weeks was taken down. Here is the webpage reporting it from the Bismarck Tribune:
To update my comment from yesterday, Cine 3 was purchased by Odyssey Theaters and HAS reopened under the new ownership. The theater has been added on the Odyssey Theatres website and shows showtimes for the current week. http://www.odysseytheatres.com/Odyssey_Theatres/Dickinson.html
Bad news for this theater. Thursday will be it’s last day. According to the Bismarck Tribune on Tuesday January 31, current owner Wayne Loberg will shut it down on Thursday since he plans to retire. The theater has been up for sale since Mid-October.
Carmike has closed this theater, but luck is on its side as the Bismarck tribune this last Sunday reported that Cine 3 has been purchased by Odyssey Theatres and will be reopening soon. Apparently Carmike will be building a bigger theater complex elsewhere in town.
This is now called the Little Chicago club, the hottest new Bar in Mandan.
Just passed by the block where this theater was and it is totally gone, demolished, which means soon construction will begin on the new three floor office tower that is replacing it. A loss of Bismarck history.
Well, looks like my customer was right, just one screen off. Now we’ll see if the Carmike 10 over across the river ends up closing or being taken over by someone like the moore family.
My great-grandfather in the later years was the movie camera operator for the State and because of it we had no problem getting in free to the movies. Saw Annie in the State because we missed it at Cine 3 in Dickinson.
A customer from Grand Forks told me that the River Cinema 12 is going through an expansion to 16 screens. Carmike 10 across the river in Grand Forks is going to have to do some fancy footwork to hold on to its customers now.
I guess they finally decided to tear it down. I wasn’t paying much attention the last time I was down there two years ago. So we can say it was torn down maybe about 2007 or so.
It is now called the Belle Mehus Auditorium.
The former Ivanhoe building’s address(Now Jordheim’s Gym and Fitness) is 41 East Villard Street, so 15 East Villard was correct.
Wrong! That address places it one block east of where the theater was. The Dickinson Theater was right beside the Ivanhoe Inn.
I think both names were used. In the book, Centennial Roundup: A History of Dickinson North Dakota, it was listed as the Lakeview, but I do believe the old sign used to say Lake Vue.
That tells me that even in a history book about Dickinson, there are typos. Thanks for the correction, Chuck!
The address should be 44 First Avenue West
Actually, Cine 3 was opened by Carisch Theaters and was later bought by Excellence. It opened in 1982 following the closure of the Dickinson Theater. The original manager was Al Schon.
The lakeview was operated by Ted Kostelecky. It opened in 1974.
Formally opened on September 1 1937 with the movie “Mountain Music”. Initially the theater sat 700. In 1977 they added the second theater as well as reduced the size of the original theater to 475. The second Theater sat 200. Sold to Carisch Theaters in 1981 and closed on January 7 1982.
It opened as the Dickinson Drive-in in 1950. Was renamed the Hillcrest Outdoor Theater in 1966 or 1967. Sold to Carisch Theaters in 1982.
It’s official. The Plaza Three is becoming the new MidDakota Clinic. It was mention by columnist Crystal Reid in the Bismarck Tribune this last week. Here’s a link to the article.