Empire Theater

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Empire Theater
The Empire Theater in 1981

The Empire Theater was a movie theater located at 2012 3rd Avenue North in the former D. M. Drennen & Co. general store. When it opened in 1926 the Empire screened first-run features from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

In late 1964 the theater was renovated with new "rocking chair" seats, a new projection screen, new lobby and lounge areas in a gold and cream color scheme. The theater held a grand re-opening on February 15, 1965, hosted by manager Arlie Miller and Acme Theaters general manager John Douglas.