Broadway Theatre

117 N. Broadway,
Fargo, ND 58102

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Broadway Theatre

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The Roxy Theatre opened on March 7, 1932 with seating listed at 300. I could not find the owner/operator of this theatre. It became the Broadway Theatre in 1977 and played adult films for a short time before it closed.

Closed as a movie theatre in 1977, it has since been converted to a restaurant. Any further information on the Broadway/Roxy Theatre would be appreciated.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 22, 2010 at 6:18 am

The Roxy was opened in 1932 by brothers Francis and H.C. Aamoth. A third brother, Gordon Aamoth, was later associated with them. The Aamoth brothers also operated the Park Theatre in Fargo from at least the late 1930s until about 1953. They operated the Towne Theatre during the 1950s and into 1962.

According to an item in Boxoffice of September 27, 1965, the Roxy was leased to independent operator Willis Menge from about 1955 until 1965, when Menge sold the operation to the Dakota circuit, headed by Ernest Peaslee (or Peasley— Boxoffice uses both spellings), who had acquired the Towne from the Aamoth brothers in 1962. The Roxy had been Fargo’s last independently-operated theater.

The Broadway Theatre was sold to Delaware-based Windsor Theatres in 1973, along with the Towne, as reported in Boxoffice of April 30 that year.

Matthew Prigge
Matthew Prigge on November 12, 2012 at 1:39 pm

If anyone has any stories about going to/ working at this threatre in its adult days, I would love to hear them. I am chronicling the histories of adult theatres in the US. Please contact me at Thanks!

plindgren on June 12, 2014 at 1:34 pm

remember that in the ‘60s, it was the smallest theater in town and probably the least luxurious.

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