Garrick Theatre

106 Broadway,
Fargo, ND 58102

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Garrick Theatre

The Bijou Theatre was the first moving picture theater to open in Fargo. The opening date was April 1906. The original owners were J.F. and Walter E. Treat, who sold the theater to the American Amusement Company in 1915. The Bijou Theatre was expanded from its original 205 seats to 700 seats and was renamed the Garrick Theater in 1915.

It was replaced by Grant’s Department Store in the early-1930’s.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Chris1982 on July 5, 2014 at 2:56 am

The Garrick is no longer listed in 1934. From the mid-1920’s thru its closing, seating was listed at 700. looking at the photo I would guess the 700 to be accurate.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 5, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Fargo History provides pages for the Bijou and for the Garrick. The Garrick page says that the expansion of the theater took place at the time it was renamed, in 1915. It also says that the theater was no longer listed in the 1932 city directory, having been replaced by Grant’s Department Store.

Here is another photo of the Garrick, probably from its last year as the eight-story Black Building up the block was completed in 1931.

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