Grand Theatres

1486 Interstate Loop,
Bismarck, ND 58501

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Grand Theatres

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Originally opened as a twin screen theatre November 16, 1984. On January 30, 1987 it became a triple screen theatre. On July 23, 1993 it became a 6-screen theatre. On March 16, 2001 it reopened after a complete renovation with three more screens. The grand lobby took on a Egyptian style appearance after the remodel with columns coming down into the concession stand and statues on each side of the box office and throughout the lobby. A lot of marble effect was used in the remodel throughout the theatre. Large artificial palm trees were placed throughout the lobby to add to the effect. The remodel made this theatre a real movie going experience. Sort of like the Golden Years of the movie palaces. Another three screens were added, and by 2013 it had a total of 23 screens. By 2015 it had 22 screens.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

Melissa Koppinger
Melissa Koppinger on May 25, 2008 at 12:03 am

The Grand has fifteen screens.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 28, 2010 at 4:27 pm

It seems that Bismarck has plenty of movie theatres.You guys must really like going to movies up there!

TLSLOEWS on June 28, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Nice modern looking theatre.

NERVA on June 18, 2011 at 5:34 pm

This is a beautiful theater. I saw Super 8 with the family in one of the giant screen theaters last weekend. I’d like to thank the management and workers of Grand Theatres for doing such a fine job. Amazing experience.

Anteater on June 19, 2011 at 11:14 pm

Currently going through another renovation on several of the older theaters, installing stadium seating and redoing the interiors.

Anteater on June 20, 2011 at 12:06 am

And there were originally four screens, not nine.

Melissa Koppinger
Melissa Koppinger on January 21, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Just completed an expansion to 23 screens, the biggest theater in ND!

rivest266 on January 3, 2016 at 1:29 pm

Listed on website as 22 screens, not 23. A screen may had been shut down between 2014-2015. Maybe the largest Egyptian-styled cinema in the world.

rivest266 on November 27, 2017 at 2:38 pm

Found more information for this cinema. * November 16th, 1984 opened as a twin cinema

  • January 30th, 1987 3rd screen added

  • July 23rd, 1993 6 screens

  • March 16th, 2001 expanded to 10 screens as the theatre gets its Egyptian theme.

  • January 31st, 2003 11th screen opened

  • December 14th, 2005 expanded to 15 screens including the “Pharaoh’s theatre” in cinema 15.

  • 2014 22 screens becoming the largest cinema complex in the state.

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