Dakota Stage Playhouse

412 E. Main Avenue,
Bismarck, ND 58501

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Dakota Stage Playhouse

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Built in 1905-1906, the Capitol Theater was later renamed Cinema Theater and went over to screening adult movies. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 10, 2007 at 11:11 pm

In the 1941 edition of Film Daily Yearbook this is listed as the 500 seat Capitol Theater. The 1943 edition lists a seating capacity of 370 and in the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. the Capitol Theater is listed with 400 seats (located at 412 Main Street back then).

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 11, 2007 at 5:51 am

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984

Patterson, E. G., Building ** (added 1982 – Building – #82001310)
Also known as Capitol Theatre;Cinema Theatre
412-414 Main Ave., Bismarck
Historic Significance: Person, Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Beebe, Milton Earl
Architectural Style: Early Commercial
Historic Person: Patterson,Edward G.
Significant Year: 1906, 1905
Area of Significance: Entertainment/Recreation, Politics/Government, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Recreation And Culture, Social
Historic Sub-function: Meeting Hall, Theater
Current Function: Work In Progress

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 14, 2008 at 4:59 pm

Judging from this photo the Capitol was an adult theater in the 1970s.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 10, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Another 1983 photo is here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 24, 2009 at 10:47 am

This theater is currently known as the Dakota Stage Playhouse. Status should be open. Phone# 701.258.4998. Website

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