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tkinz commented about Empire Arts Center on Feb 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.

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tkinz commented about Forx Theater on Feb 17, 2008 at 3:23 pm

This theater always seemed to show the “B” movies – and if I recall, sometimes an X rated picture as well. I vividly remember seeing several really really bad horror movies here, and i’m not sure if they really were that frightning, or if it was just that this theater was so old and decripid and filthy, that they just seemed terrifying. Still, have a fondness for this place, and some good memories of going there.

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tkinz commented about Dakota Theater on Feb 17, 2008 at 3:20 pm

I remember seeing Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory here.

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tkinz commented about United Palace of Cultural Arts on Nov 7, 2007 at 11:23 pm

the restroom was on the second level, and there were probably about 15 to 20 urinals. it was a full house, but the wait was a few minutes.

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tkinz commented about United Palace of Cultural Arts on Nov 4, 2007 at 12:26 pm

Saw Annie Lennox last night. I had no idea what an amazing venue this would be – the interior is in great shape. The accoustics are excellent, and the sight lines, for being such a huge space, were good – much better than city center or the broadway theater, which both seem about similar in size. And what a gorgeous proscenium that frames the stage. It was such a thrill to walk into the lobby and up the staircase – not to mention the huge marble urinals!

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tkinz commented about Sutton Theater on Jun 2, 2007 at 7:47 am

This is the first theater I went to when I moved to NYC – I saw “The Crying Game” in the smaller theater and was appalled at the tiny screen and the rectangular shaped auditorium – it was almost impossible to see unless you were able to get a seat dead center. BUT I always loved the facade and marquee of this beautiful theater.

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tkinz commented about Movie-Plex 42 on May 16, 2007 at 12:14 pm

I went to this theater once – opening weekend of “Pulp Fiction” – all other theaters were sold out, but this one you could walk right in. An unbelievable experience, but kindof fitting for that movie – people shouting, snoring and breaking bottles along with a constant stream of transients coming in and out. Needless to say, the projection and sound were terrible, and the whole experience was like being in a dirty, smelly plywood shack.

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tkinz commented about Embassy Theatre on May 12, 2007 at 6:28 am

i have stopped trying to look at warren’s links they never work.

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tkinz commented about Embassy Theatre on May 12, 2007 at 6:27 am

i have stopped trying to look at warren’s links they never work.

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tkinz commented about Plaza Twin Theatres on May 6, 2007 at 8:37 am

This was my neighborhood theater growing up – I remember the first movies to play here when it opened where “The Poseidon Adventure” in Plaza 1 and “Avanti” in Plaza 2. I later worked as an usher and spent many long hours watching movies from the 70s. I remember the movie the most people walked out of was “An Unmarried Woman” back in 1978.

It was a pretty shitty little theater, but I had some good times there.