Mysteria Theater

212 Main Street West,
Mandan, ND 58554

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The Mandan Theater opened in 1936.

After closing it has been in use as a pizzaria. It has been re-named Mysteria Theater in 2008, and was due to re-open late-2008 as a theatre-restaurant. In 2011, it was opened as a bar, known as the Little Chicago Club.

Contributed by Terry Bender

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 14, 2007 at 1:08 pm

This 10/7/07 article presumably refers to the Mandan as the other theater on Main Street is still open:
http://tinyurl.com/2ag5g8

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 23, 2008 at 7:35 am

The Mandan opened in 1936.

Melissa Koppinger
Melissa Koppinger on October 22, 2008 at 2:15 pm

I recently passed by the former Mandan Theatre(Now called the Mysteria Theatre) and it seems that the renovations are complete, they are just looking for employees. Will post pictures at a later date.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 22, 2008 at 6:04 pm

Here is a website for the Mysteria Theater. This one is spelled with an “er”.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 23, 2010 at 2:21 am

Boxoffice of December 2, 1974, said that the former Mandan Theatre had reopened as the Showboat Cinema in mid-November, following a $100,000 renovation. It was a single-screen house with 412 seats. The Mandan Theatre had originally been built by Frank Wetzstein.

Photos of the Showboat Theatre appeared in Boxoffice of June 30, 1975.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 25, 2010 at 4:55 am

I’ve had no luck finding a confirmation of the address, but the June 6, 1977, issue of Boxoffice has a list of theater projects completed during 1976, and it includes the Showboat Cinema 2 at Mandan, with 144 seats. As the item doesn’t mention a Showboat Cinema 1, I suspect the new screen might have been in an addition or in space annexed from an adjacent building rather than carved from the existing auditorium.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 28, 2010 at 4:33 pm

“The Last Unicorn” I remember that summer movie and couldn’t figure out how GCC got it.Nice looking theatre.Hope they did some business.

Melissa Koppinger
Melissa Koppinger on October 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm

This is now called the Little Chicago club, the hottest new Bar in Mandan.

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