Your ticket to #SimplyGrand classics

Besides being one of the most uniquely beautiful buildings in Grand Forks, the historic Empire Arts Center (EAC) has become a hub of great live entertainment.

Renovated in 1998, the Empire is a circa 1919 movie house turned multi-use theater and gallery facility. In addition to hosting numerous concerts and special events, EAC produces an annual theater season through its in-house Empire Theatre Company. It’s also home to the University of North Dakota Art Collections Gallery, which includes works by such acclaimed artists as Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali.

On January 17, EAC returned to its roots by beginning to show a series of “Flashback Films”. These classics spotlight some of the best, most poignant movies ever produced. Tickets are only $5/free for children 10 and under; so, it makes for a perfect date night in Forks with your plus-one, all your pals or the whole fam bam! Since you’ll already be in our SimplyGrand Downtown, take advantage of the many dining and imbibing establishments within walking distance (yes, even in chilly winter months) of the Empire.

Upcoming flicks:

  • March 10 (7:30 PM) --> A League of Their Own
  • March 11 (7:30 PM) --> On the Basis of Sex
  • March 12 (7:30 PM) --> Hidden Figures
  • March 13 (7:30 PM) --> The Farewell
  • March 14 (2 & 7:30 PM) --> Frozen
  • April 17 (5 PM) --> Breakfast Club April 19 (2 PM) --> The Goonies
  • May 15 (7:30 PM) --> Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • May 17 (2 PM) --> Ferris Bueller's Day Off

To learn more about the Empire Arts Center and these films, please go to While there, you’ll find information on all our #SimplyGrand events, plus shopping, dining, lodging and more. We also invite you to follow Visit Grand Forks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.