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COMPASS GREAT FRONTIER U.S. See the stars in North Dakota North Dakota is filled with unique, small-town theaters that give visitors an authentic vintage theater experience with up- to-date technology. “Little has changed since picture shows made their debuts. Technology in the film room has evolved but the ambiance of a dark theater, buttered popcorn and a movie with friends is the same as it was when Marlon and Marilyn and the Duke filled the screen,” says Deanne Cunningham, group travel marketing manager with North Dakota Tourism Division. Frost Fire Summer Theatre The Kenmare Theatre and the Harvey Central Cinema— located in their namesake cities—both show first-run mov- ies. The Fargo Theatre will host the 17th annual Fargo Film Festival March 20–24, featuring more than 100 films and a range of social events and panel discussions. “Under its iconic marquee, visitors will enjoy the art deco interior and Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ in their full glory,” Cunningham says. “Fargo opens its arms to filmmakers from all genres, including international, animated, documentary and narrative features and shorts.” She also says there are summer theater performances in some of the state’s most beautiful areas. “The ‘Medora Musical’ opens in June in the outdoor Burning Hills Amphitheatre, surrounded by nature and the Badlands,” she says. Performances run June through August at the LaMoure County Summer Musical Theatre, featuring a World War I-era auditorium on the Chan SanSan Scenic Backway. Other venues with performances in June and July include Frost Fire Summer Theatre in Walhalla, Fort Totten Little Theatre in St. Michael, Prairie Regional Center for the Arts in New Rockford and Sleepy Hollow Theatre and Arts Park in Bismarck. For more information, contact Cunningham at decunningham@nd.gov or visit ndtourism.com. the wildest way into yellowstone: Carl Preussl (1894-1951). Old Faithful, 1929. Oil on canvas. Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Designated purchase. 3.01 It all begins in Cody. Buffalo Bill Center of the West ■ Cody Nite Rodeo ■ Old Trail Town ■ Buffalo Bill Dam...and more! ■ Call your group tour pros in Cody, Wyoming: claudia wade, Cody Country Visitors Council yellowstonecountry.org | 307-587-2297 debra elwood, Buffalo Bill Center of the West centerofthewest.org | 307-578-4114 44 February 2018