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Metropolitan Theatre, Grand Forks, N.D.
Metropolitan Theatre, Grand Forks, N.D.
TitleMetropolitan Theatre, Grand Forks, N.D.
Date of Original1908-08-27
DescriptionA large stone theater building. There is a balcony on the third storey directly above the main entrance. A few people are on the balcony and a few more are scattered on the sidewalk. A horse and wagon stands to the left of the entrance.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectArt & Architecture
Entertainment
City & Town Life
People
Subject (LCTGM)Horses
Carts & wagons
Opera houses
Theaters
Balconies
Stone buildings
Sidewalks
Postcards
Organization NameMetropolitan Opera House (Grand Forks, N.D.)
LocationGrand Forks (N.D.)
Decade1900-1909
Item NumberB0724-106
Format of OriginalColor postcards
Transcription"Metropolitan Theatre, Grand Forks, N.D."--Printed on front of postcard.
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NotesPhotographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryIn 1889 the Grand Forks Opera House Company was formed and this theater was erected the following year. In 1907 the theater began showing movies, and in the 1940s the building became a bowling alley.
Bibliographic ReferenceTweton, D. Jerome. Grand Forks: A Pictoral History. Donning Co., Norfolk: 1986. 26-27, 41.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection B
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (B0724-106)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshB0724-106
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