Moorhead Theatre

412 Center Avenue,
Moorhead, MN 56560

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The Moorhead Theatre was open in the early-1930’s with seating listed at 671. It was operated by the Minnesota Amusement Co. and then by ABC Theatres.

From what I read the theatre played “The Sound of Music” from October 1965 thru October 1966. I don’t know the accuracy of that, but maybe someone can verify it.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft, Chuck

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KJB2012
KJB2012 on June 30, 2007 at 12:44 pm

“Music” was not the only film that drew protests for its long run. “Harold and Maude” ran for 114 weeks at the Westgate cinema in suburban Minneapolis. Neighbourhood group did march in front of the Westgate with signing demanding a change.
For the record “Harold and Maude” was the longest running film in Minnesota history. “Music” logged in second. It ran 95 weeks at the Downtown Mann cinema.

Coate
Coate on February 22, 2010 at 8:15 pm

<<< From what I read the theatre played “The Sound of Music” from October 1965 thru October 1966. I don’t know the accuracy of that, but maybe someone can verify it. >>>

The claim is correct. “The Sound Of Music” played at the Moorhead for 53 weeks beginning October 20, 1965.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 24, 2012 at 8:26 am

Pictured in this 1966 trade report: Boxoffice

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