Grand Theatre

Main Street,
Mohall, ND 58761

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Previous Names: New Grand Theatre

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The New Grand Theatre opened in August, 1916. It replaced an earlier Grand Theatre that had been lost to fire on March 13, 1916. The new theater was built of concrete.

In the late-1930’s, the Grand Theatre was being managed by Pearl C. Wisch. The Grand Theatre was in operation at least into the early-1960’s, when the manager was Ernest H. Nelson.

Contributed by Joe Vogel

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 15, 2012 at 10:21 am

The theater at left in this postcard photo could be either the original Grand or the New Grand, built after the fire in 1916. The postcard was mailed in 1919, but the photo could have been taken prior to the destruction of the old Grand.

Most of the buildings in the view from the 1910s are gone, but I’ve updated Street View to the most likely location from which the old photo was taken. The church in the distance on the left is still standing, hidden among the trees in Street View, but I think the theater in the old photo is gone.

However, if that was the original Grand, the new Grand might have been in one of the other buildings still standing on Main Street. The 1916 fire that destroyed the original Grand Theatre also destroyed other buildings on the block. One or more of the buildings at left in Street View might have been among their replacements.

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