Mystic Theatre (Marmarth, North Dakota)

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Mystic Theatre
Mystic theatre marmarth north dakota 2007.jpg
Mystic Theatre (Marmarth, North Dakota) is located in North Dakota
Mystic Theatre (Marmarth, North Dakota)
Mystic Theatre (Marmarth, North Dakota) is located in the US
Mystic Theatre (Marmarth, North Dakota)
Location Main St., Marmarth, North Dakota
Coordinates 46°17′49″N 103°55′29″W / 46.29694°N 103.92472°W / 46.29694; -103.92472Coordinates: 46°17′49″N 103°55′29″W / 46.29694°N 103.92472°W / 46.29694; -103.92472
Built 1914
NRHP reference # 77001029[1]
Added to NRHP September 13, 1977

Mystic Theatre is a historic theatre in Marmarth in Slope County, North Dakota. It was built in 1914 and has also been known as Marmarth Theatre. The theatre was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1]

It is a 26-by-76-foot (7.9 m × 23.2 m) frame building, stuccoed, with 187 seats.[2]

It was unusual for its time, as it was specifically designed for showing "motion pictures". It was a project of professional baseball player Guy Johnson (1891-1971), who moved to Marmarth and built the theatre in 1914. It opened April 22, 1914 and was packed.[2]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Dawn Maddox (October 27, 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Mystic Theatre / Marmarth Theatre" (PDF). National Park Service.  and accompanying photo