Empire Arts Center

415 Demers Avenue,
Grand Forks, ND 58201

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 12, 2009 at 7:55 pm

The list is on-line, but the UM web site is oddly set up so I can’t find the page the full list is on, only the introductory page. I’ve only seen the actual list in the Google cache of the page, which is a bunch of dismantled text, difficult to decipher. I’m not sure which theaters are already listed at Cinema Treasures, perhaps under later names, and which are missing. Four theaters on the list don’t even have names given. I’m still trying to puzzle it all out. Maybe somebody else will have more luck with it.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 11, 2009 at 2:04 am

According to the finding aid for the Buechner & Orth papers at the University of Minnesota, the firm designed over a dozen theaters. So far, Cinema Treasures attributes only three of these, with separate listings for Charles Buechner and Henry Orth.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 16, 2008 at 8:19 pm

Here is an event that took place at the theater in May 2007. I think the name should be changed to Empire Arts Center.
http://tinyurl.com/5z7fsd

tkinz
tkinz on February 17, 2008 at 3:27 pm

My earliest memory of this place was seeing “Mary Poppins”, probably around ‘65 or '66. It was one of the few theaters in Grand Forks, and although as a kid it seemed old and musty, when I think back, it was a pretty cool theater – great architecture with interesting ornamentation. Also, I had an accident at this theater in the early 70s, when I walked through a plate glass window in the lobby, after a showwing of the “HR Puffinstuff” movie. Must have been some movie.