The Empire Movie Theater in downtown Minot, North Dakota. When it opened in 1954, it was considered plush. The marquee was illuminated by 480 light bulbs. When the multiplex opened at the new mall years later, the Empire was tragically torn down for a parking lot. The only other theater, Oak Park, was sold to a church. Gone were the days of the majestic giant screens in favor of small theaters with screens the size of your average RV. Sigh!

the old Empire Theater in Minot, ND-SOOO modern and state of the art when it opened!

oak park mall carousel and car play area - ab

oak park mall carousel and car play area - ab

Small shot of inside Oak Park Mall, 1980's, Austin, MN

Small shot of inside Oak Park Mall, 1980's, Austin, MN

The Oak Park "Mall" January 28, 1976    What an ugly mess that used to be.  So glad they put the streets  back in.

The Oak Park "Mall" January 1976 What an ugly mess that used to be. So glad they put the streets back in.

Oak Park Mall-day cat ceramic cat money box large face craft decoration home decoration_1

Oak Park Mall-day cat ceramic cat money box large face craft decoration home

NORDSTROM,Oak Park Mall, KS, "If you want to go fast go alone. If you want to go far go together", (African Proverb), pinned by Ton van der Veer

NORDSTROM,Oak Park Mall, KS, "If you want to go fast go alone. If you want to go far go together", (African Proverb), pinned by Ton van der Veer

Oak Park Mall - Overland, KS. Photo features Sabbia Unpolished, Argento Light Polished, and Marrone Polished in 18 x 36 and 9 x 36 on the floor.

Photo features Sabbia Unpolished, Argento Light Polished, and Marrone Polished in 18 x 36 and 9 x 36 on the floor.

Rare Frank Lloyd Wright In Oak Park 1889-1909 Coffee Cup Mug Adapted From 1895 Playroom Art Glass Design In FLR's Oak Park Home by parkledge on Etsy

Rare Frank Lloyd Wright In Oak Park Coffee Cup Mug Adapted From 1895 Playroom Art Glass Design In FLR's Oak Park Home by parkledge on Etsy

Shopping in Oak Park.

Shopping in Oak Park.

Oak Park Mall - Overland Park/Lenexa, Kansas

Oak Park Mall - Overland Park/Lenexa, Kansas

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