Cinema-70

3501 S. University Drive,
Fargo, ND 58104

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As far as I can find out the Cinema-70 opened as a Cinerama theater in the 1960’s and was still a single screen theater at least till 1971. Sometime after that date it was made into a 3-screen and was open till about 1983.

It was closed and was empty for about 10 years and was torn down in about 1993 to make a parking lot for the gym next door.

Contributed by Bob Jensen

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 11, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Any info anyone??

Coate
Coate on April 11, 2010 at 3:10 pm

The October 7, 1968 issue of Boxoffice included a brief write-up about the opening of the Cinema 70, which, presumably, was in September ‘68. Owner was the St. Cloud, Minnesota-based Ross Theatre Circuit. “Oklahoma!” (in 70mm) was the debut attraction.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on April 11, 2010 at 7:06 pm

Michael, what is your guess on what pecentage of the CINERAMA Screen was used to show the 35mm, 1.85:1, THE ANDERSON TAPES?

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on February 23, 2013 at 8:18 am

Address was 3501 S University Dr. Opened 1968, closed 1989. Also known as South Cinema.

plindgren
plindgren on June 12, 2014 at 1:29 pm

remember it well. it was a Cinerama set-up, with initial films including 2001:a space odyssey and ice station zebra. most expensive tickets in town ($1.25?). had a huge room for intermissions. two other firsts for fargo was seating in a smoking loge and a tv in the lobby.

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