Moorhead Theater

412 Center Avenue,
Moorhead, MN 56560

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Moorhead Theater

The Moorhead Theater was opened April 7, 1928 with William Haines in “The Smart Set” & Charlie Chase in “What Women Did for Me”. It was operated by the Minnesota Amusement Co. and then by ABC Theatres. In December 1940 it was remodeled in a Streamline Moderne style to the plans of architectural firm Liebenberg & Kaplan.

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 8:44 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 23, 2010 at 4:15 am

<<< 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.

POOIE
POOIE on March 1, 2018 at 9:03 pm

“Deep Throat” and the “Devil in Miss Jones” ran for a long time in Minneapolis in the early ‘70s (about the same time as H & M.

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