Safari Cinema

925 30th Avenue South,
Moorhead, MN 56560

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Safari Cinema

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Given the probable lack of safaris in Minnesota, I would be curious to know the origin of this theater’s name. It was decorated in an African safari theme.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 26, 2008 at 4:55 pm

I don’t know the origin of the name, but this theater is operated by Marcus Theatres.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 26, 2008 at 6:53 pm

This theater suffered fire damage in 2004. The interior had “Safari murals" on the walls before the fire. Article.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 26, 2008 at 8:37 pm

I think those are second run films on the theater site, i.e. Alvin & the Chipmunks. The function should be changed accordingly.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 27, 2008 at 4:37 am

This theater was formerly operated by CEC (Cinema Entertainment Corporation) based in St. Cloud, Minn. Marcus Theatres took over the operation in April of 2007.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 23, 2010 at 12:33 am

A few pictures of the Safari 1&2 illustrate this article in Boxoffice, June 30, 1975. The Safari had 850 seats, divided 550 and 300. Originally operated by the State Theatre Company, the Safari was the first new hardtop built in Moorhead in 30 years. The African safari theme was the notion of State Theatres head Dan Peterson, and the design was carried out by decorator Jerry Arness. Boxoffice did not give the name of the architect.

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