Valley Theatre

352 Dakota Avenue,
Wahpeton, ND 58075

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Chris1982 on July 18, 2014 at 6:25 pm

The Valley Theatre opened in 1937. From 1949 thru 1956 seating was listed at 937.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 29, 2009 at 11:11 pm

The Valley Theatre is mentioned in Boxoffice magazine as early as 1943. However, the last mention of it is in the March 10, 1956, issue, in an item that says the Valley had been closed and the building would be sold to the Wahpeton National Bank which intended to use it as a banking house. However, as the Cinema in the 1980s photo is at the Valley’s address, perhaps either the deal fell through or the place became a bank for a while and was later reconverted into a theater.

A Valley Drive-In opened in Wahpeton in 1957.

There is a goatload of stuff about the Gilles Theatre in various issues of Boxoffice, but the hardtop Valley Theatre is seldom mentioned and I can’t find anything at all about the Cinema.