Plaza 3 Cinemas

639 Kirkwood Plaza,
Bismarck, ND 58504

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Located in the Kirkwood Mall right off East Bowman Street. Typical small box theatre, the Plaza 1-2 opened October 29, 1970. Operated by Carmike Cinemas it became a triple screen theatre on June 21, 1979.

The Plaza 3 Cinemas was closed in around 2000, and in early-2009 it was being converted into a medical clinic.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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dictionary101 on October 27, 2005 at 9:20 am

IF this theatre is still operating it’s operating as an Independent. It is not listed on or

Anteater on February 3, 2008 at 4:01 am

This theatre has been closed for at least 7 years, maybe longer.

Melissa Koppinger
Melissa Koppinger on May 24, 2008 at 2:45 am

According to the Kirkwood mall website, the mall map shows the spot where the theater once was(spot 15 on the map with no store claiming it). The theater was only accessible from the outside of the mall. There is no entrance inside the mall. It is closed and is sitting empty, so far.

Melissa Koppinger
Melissa Koppinger on May 24, 2008 at 2:45 am

Oh, it’s Bowen Street, Not Bowman Street.

Melissa Koppinger
Melissa Koppinger on November 14, 2008 at 2:34 pm

Just found out that the old theatre area is in the midst of being converted into a clinic. Perfect idea in Bismarck. This will be the second clinic in the mall, unless it means that the clinic will move from the current smaller spot into the bigger spot where the theatre was.

Melissa Koppinger
Melissa Koppinger on January 28, 2009 at 6:38 pm

It’s official. The Plaza Three is becoming the new MidDakota Clinic. It was mention by columnist Crystal Reid in the Bismarck Tribune this last week. Here’s a link to the article.
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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 23, 2010 at 4:57 am

This theater opened to the public as the Plaza Twin on October 30, 1970, following a benefit premier the previous night. It was a joint venture of Mid Continent Theatres and the Dubinsky circuit, operating under the name R&D Theatres. In the original twin configuration it had 900 seats, according to several Boxoffice items of the period.

Boxoffice of November 23, 1970, said that the Plaza Twin was designed by Mel Glatz & Associates. The opening feature in the Plaza I was “The People Next Door” and the Plaza II featured “The Boatniks.”

rivest266 on November 12, 2017 at 4:46 pm

October 29th, 1970 full page ad:

Found on

rivest266 on November 12, 2017 at 5:24 pm

3 screens on June 21st, 1979. Another ad in the photo section.

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