“There’s nothing to do here.” “This town is only fun if you’re 21.”
Statements like this are common around the Fargo-Moorhead area. Many students are looking for something to do that also fits into their tight budgets.
The Fargo Theatre offers an incomparable source of entertainment that other local theaters do not. This theater specializes in independent and foreign films. It also holds concerts and many different film events.
The Classic Film Series 2011 happens the second Thursday of every month all year long. Upcoming movies are “The Exorcist,” in October, “Some Like it Hot,” in November and “It’s a Wonderful Life,” in December. All show times are at 7:30 p.m.
Another film event, happening at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, is silent movie night. The upcoming featured movie is “Dr. Jack” starring Harold Lloyd. You can buy tickets in advance at any Hornbacher’s for $12 or at the door for $14.
Although most of the events at the Fargo Theatre are film based, it also holds concerts. Through Dec. 15-18 the Emmy Award-winning group The Blenders will return to Fargo – their hometown — to perform at the Fargo Theatre. Tickets went on sale Sept. 9 and can only be purchased online through Tickets 300.
The Fargo Theatre offers a college friendly hangout. Movie tickets are only $8 with a student ID.
Sean Volk, the operations manager at the Fargo Theatre, explained why college students should check out the theater.
“The movies we show and the concerts we hold are unique to this area. One night downtown and you’ll find something good and different,” he said.
The Fargo Theatre is located at 314 Broadway in Fargo. For more information visit their site at www.fargotheatre.org.
BY KRISTIN KIRTZ