Fargo Theatre was built in 1926 as a vaudeville and cinema house, complete with a Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ. Through the years, film icons have graced our silver screen and many greats (including Babe Ruth, Janet Leigh and Tom Mix) have made guest appearances on our stage. With its classic art deco design beautifully restored and renovated in 1998-99, Fargo Theatre now operates as a first-run cinema, 364 days a year. The theater brings the best of independent and art films to the Red River Valley. There is a weekend Midnight Movie Series, a Classic Film Series and Silent Movie nights. Weekends and special events, the Mightly Wurlitzer comes to life with performances by the Red River Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society. Every March, the theatre hosts the annual Fargo Film Festival bringing together film lovers and filmmakers from around the world. Fargo Theatre also hosts a variety of live events, including concerts, album release events and guest speakers. In the spring of 2009, the Fargo Theatre opened a second screen space the "Off-Broadway" theater to accommodate our ever-growing event and film schedule. Stop in to the Fargo Theatre to tour our 870-seat theater and take your picture with our "Wood Chip Marge," a larger-than-life statue commemorating the Academy Award winning film "Fargo."
- Open Year 'Round
Admission for first-run films is $6 for matinees and students, $8.50 for evenings and $7.50 for seniors and Fargo Theatre members.
- Hours of Operation
The live events box office is open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The theater is open Monday-Friday at 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.