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Dakota Theater and Provident Life buildings, Bismarck, N.D.
Dakota Theater and Provident Life buildings, Bismarck, N.D.
TitleDakota Theater and Provident Life buildings, Bismarck, N.D.
Date of Original1954
DescriptionA crowd gathers in a downtown Bismarck parking lot for an unknown event. Many children are present, and quite a few bicycles and cars are parked in the area. A large trailer or truck is partially visible, and the crowd is looking at it. In the background, the Dakota Theatre advertises the film "The Glass Web" with Edward G. Robinson, John Forsythe, and Marcia Henderson. The Provident Life building is also visible in the background. An ice cream shop, with a sign reading "Hi Ho The Dario" and a Sinclair gas station are also visible.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectEntertainment
People
Transportation
Sports & Recreation
Subject (LCTGM)Ice cream & ices
Automobile service stations
Motion picture theaters
Insurance companies
Bicycles & tricycles
Automobiles
Children
Crowds
Boys
Girls
Personal NameRobinson, Edward G., 1893-1973
Forsythe, John, 1918-2010
Henderson, Marcia
Organization NameDakota Theatre (Bismarck, N.D.)
Provident Life Insurance Co. (Bismarck, N.D.)
Hi Ho the Dario (Bismarck, N.D.)
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
AddressBismarck (N.D.) - Rosser Avenue
Bismarck, (N.D.) - 4th Street - 400 block
Decade1950-1959
Item Number00239-165
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryThe Dakota Theatre opened as a single screen in 1951 and was converted to a twin screen theatre in at a later time. The theatre originally seated 900, but the seats were reduced to 821 after the second screen was added. The theatre is still standing and has been converted into a restaurant.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionMiscellaneous Photograph Collection 00239
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00239-165)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh00239165
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