Fargo Cinema Grill

630 1st Ave N,
Fargo, ND 58102

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The Fargo Cinema Grill opened in the former Lark Theatre building in April of 1997 and closed on May 31, 2001.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 20, 2009 at 5:45 pm

If you go on that site the ad might be posted in a larger size. I don’t recall offhand.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 20, 2009 at 5:46 pm

We should use the 600 seat count that I mentioned back in April.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 20, 2009 at 5:54 pm

This is the site hosting the ad. The ad looks about the same size on their website.

christofermeissner
christofermeissner on July 20, 2009 at 7:27 pm

If you click on the link at the bottom of that blog post, there is another link to a nice, big, high-res version of the image.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 20, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Your right. Here is direct link to the jumbo ad.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 21, 2009 at 6:31 am

The Lark Theatre opened on November 19, 1970, according to the November 23 issue of Boxoffice. It was built for the North Central Theatres division of ABC Theatres. The August 24 issue of Boxoffice had said that the new house was intended to replace the circuit’s Grand Theatre, which was located adjacent to the new theater.

The May 18, 1970, issue of Boxoffice ran an item about the groundbreaking for the project. This item said that the new theater was designed by New York City architect George Henry Greene, who designed many theaters for ABC during this period. The seating capacity given in the Boxoffice item was 688. It also said that the old Grand Theatre was scheduled for demolition following the opening of the new house.

christofermeissner
christofermeissner on July 24, 2009 at 7:06 pm

I just noticed that the number of screens listed here for this theater is three. I can’t say 100% for sure, but I am pretty sure that this theater never had more than a single screen. If it did have three, it was subdivided from one very late in its life. But I don’t think it was anything other than a single screen.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 24, 2009 at 7:15 pm

According to the link in the first comment above, “The two-floor theater held two lobbies, two separate kitchens, and three large theaters that served food, beer, and wine”.

macroman
macroman on August 8, 2009 at 2:54 am

When it operated as the Cinema Grill it was configured with 3 screens one on the ground floor and two upstairs with kitchen on the second floor and some lobby area on each. I don’t recall the Lark configuration.

The Cinema Grill configuration had all the traditional theater seating taken out in favor of dining tables and chairs.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on February 23, 2013 at 4:29 pm

This theatre was demolished in 2008.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjEyYfXudLM

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