The purpose of the Belfield Theater and Performance Center is to enrich, entertain,
educate and engage our community with exceptional cinema and performing arts.
The revitalization of the historic Belfield Theater will create a regional cultural center and
a gathering place for community connectivity.
The Belfield Theater was the first theater in North Dakota to
have a big screen. It was also the first theater to have
Cinemascope Projection and Magnetic Sound, top of the line
equipment in 1950. The owner also wanted top of the line
seating so he inquired what type of seats Radio City Music
Hall had and ordered the same chairs for the Belfield Theater.
On opening night the owner received several celebratory
telegrams from several Hollywood actors, such as Ester
Williams, Vaughn Vance, Red Skeleton and many more. The
building was well built, primarily by the owner himself, who
laid all of the brick. The building is styled in a simple art deco
motif and boasts the original theater marquee that still works
In the past, the Belfield Theater has been the glue in
connecting community members. Please help us keep this
small town movie experience alive for other generations to
enjoy. Donate today!