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A star is born again

Eloise Ogden/MDN The star at Oak Park Theater in Minot was installed at its original site beside the building Friday just in time for the newly renovated theater’s opening that night. The theater and the lighted star have not operated since just before the Souris River flood in 2011.

The star by Oak Park Theater is back again.

Al Schon, theater owner, said the lighted star had been by the theater throughout the time until the Souris River flood occurred in 2011. In between the flood and now the star was damaged.

With the plans going forward to renovate the theater, Indigo Signworks in Minot took on the work to totally rebuild the star so it would operate again.

Friday night, the newly renovated theater in northwest Minot opened for business with the star lighted on its pole beside the building. Earlier that day, Indigo Signworks installed the star.

Schon said the Friday night opening went very well and many people attended both movies shown. He said Saturday afternoon’s matinee was sold out.

Eloise Ogden/MDN The star at Oak Park Theater in Minot was installed at its original site beside the building Friday just in time for the newly renovated theater’s opening that night. The theater and the lighted star have not operated since just before the Souris River flood in 2011.

Oak Park Theater, built around the 1960s, was damaged in the Souris River flood. It has not been open for several years until now.

Another part of the original theater will also be returning. Schon said the original “Oak Park” sign will be installed. The “Oak Park” sign or letters used to be on the front of the building.

For movie times and more information check the theater’s

Facebook page or oakparktheater.net or call 852-show (7469).

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