Beck graduated from MSUM with a degree in film history and criticism and worked for Marcus theatres before getting the job as director. In other words she’s found what few have found before, her dream job.
“I’m passionate about movies,” Beck said. “That’s what I love. I get to be surrounded by that and work with that everyday. That’s a dream come true.”
Although Beck found a dream job she still has to deal with the nightmare of trying to keep the theatre afloat despite an economy that’s hurting and advances in technology. Many movie theatres are moving to digital and the Fargo Theatre will have to follow in the near future.
The Fargo Theatre has many ways to help keep it afloat. It offers memberships ranging from a $25 student deal to a $2,500 super star package. Donations can be made through its website at fargotheatre.com. Beck said that one of the best ways to support the Fargo Theatre is to go to movies and shows and “buy the popcorn.”
Despite the financial struggles facing the theatre and a decline in interest in the art sector the Fargo theatre will remain resilient. The future looks bright through the eyes of workers at the theatre.
“There seems to be disconnect between the film art scene and the general public, a very unfortunate disconnect,” said Fargo Theatre worker Anthony Pilloud. “However, despite these hardships and setbacks, the theatre is resilient and the staff is dedicated. I think there is nothing but potential for it, people just need to know about the great things that actually are going on there.”
The Fargo Theatre tries to switch a movie every week. Movies are watched in bigger cities to see how they perform then, depending on how they did, are brought in.
“My goal is to always have something for everyone,” Beck said.
Fargo Theatre November Events:
Away in the Basement: A church Basement ladies Christmas- Nov. 25 and 26 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Nov. 27 at 2 p.m.
Rosanne Cash- Nov. 19 at 8 p.m.
Roy Clark- Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m.