That was the last night of shows at the Le Mars theater, at least under its current ownership.
"There are potential investors looking at taking it over," said Patrick Johnson, who manages the theater with his wife Sara.
His father Terry "T.J." Johnson has owned it for the past three decades.
"Hopefully it won't be too long," Patrick said.
His family decided to sell the Le Mars movie theater a few months ago.
"We are split between Le Mars, Vermillion and a theater in Neligh (Neb.)," Patrick said, explaining that his family owns and operates theaters in all three locations.
"Our family wanted to focus on not being so spread out," he said.
T.J. Johnson purchased the Le Mars theater from Jack and Terry March in 1978.
Since then, the theater has focused on bringing in family and children's movies -- their core audience, Patrick said.
Their last three shows were "Where the Wild Things Are," "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," and "This is It."
Actually, Patrick said, there will be one more showing -- a free sneak preview of "To Save a Life" for youth leaders and teachers at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The Johnsons would ideally like to sell the theater to someone local, but a larger company isn't out of the question, Patrick said.
His family plans to assist anyone who purchases the theater in the transition, he said, adding that he'd be available to show new owners the ropes.
"The most important thing is to get them in the door and help them get this place fixed up," Patrick said. "We want to make sure we're not selling someone a dead end."
Even with the potential sale ahead, Patrick is still meeting with a historic preservation group to continue seeking grants and support to restore the building's historic value.
"We don't want to slow down the momentum there," Patrick said. "We don't want to see the building go to waste."
He, his wife, who is expecting their second child soon, and their son are in the process of moving to Vermillion, where Patrick will help operate the movie theater.
"If the sale doesn't go through, we'll revisit this in a couple of months when our family has settled down," Patrick said. "Hopefully it will transfer swiftly."
He apologized for the abrupt closing of the theater and thanked Le Mars for a good run.
"We appreciate all the support from the community through the years," he said. "We hope it continues."