It's time to celebrate the Empire's perseverance as a historic icon and community asset! Please join us for Movie Musical Night, sponsored by Brady Martz & Associates! Admission is FREE.
Showings will be at:
Thanks to our generous sponsors, free popcorn will be available at all showings!
in 1919, the Empire theater spent 75 years as a local movie house. After showing its last film in 1995, the Grand Forks community raised over $1.4 million to make it into a community arts center. After major renovations, in the midst of which came the flood of 1997, the Empire Arts Center opened the region's finest renovated historic theater in the spring of 1998.
Two decades later, an estimated 600,000 visitors (at least!) have enjoyed a play, concert, film, or other event at the Empire Arts Center since it opened. The facility today is in use at least 300 nights per year, and it is the proud home for many local arts groups as well as its own artistic programming, like the professional Empire Theatre Company.
CELEBRATION WEEK SPONSORS
Hal & Kathleen Gershman Family Foundation
HB Sound & Light
Bob & Sally Clayburgh Family Foundation
Happy Harry's Bottle Shops
Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau
For more information about the entire week visit: http://www.empireartscenter.com/celebration-week.html