The Fargo Theatre
The building's architecture consists of a blend of early commercial and Art Deco styles.
Fargo Theatre was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
The Mighty Wurlitzer organ.
Backstory and Context
The Fargo Theatre earned a place on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 and its stage has been graced by such national figures as Babe Ruth and Janet Leigh. It began operations as a cinema and also provided a stage for vaudeville shows. It also boasts a working Mighty Wurlitzer organ that is played on special occasions and is known for its interior and exterior art deco design and lighting.
Visitors today come for the indie and foreign movies, as well as the live concerts and comedy shows. Many guests have their picture taken next to the larger-than-life wood carving of “Wood Chip Marge” from the Oscar winning movie, Fargo which stands in the lobby.
In 2009 a second small theater, called the Fargo Theatre off Broadway, was added. This 76 seat venue is perfect for private parties, corporate events and lectures.
Johnson, Steven. "Fargo Theatre." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places. October 21, 1982. http://focus.nps.gov/GetAsset?assetID=ca8c16e5-dfd2-4d61-b483-6a0d159b12f0.