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The Marquee is a building in the City in City Folk. For 800 Bells, the player can go and see Dr. Shrunk for a show to learn new emotions. The selections change every Sunday. The player must talk to the clerk before entering the main marquee area where the shows are performed.

Inside the marquee there may be some villagers who also are going to watch the show. Upon talking to them, they will talk about their expectations and views on Dr. Shrunk (and on some occasions Frillard) and the marquee in general. After being seated, the emcee will announce the show. 

Special visitors

Occasionally an older lizard named Frillard will perform a show instead of Dr. Shrunk, who will teach emotions unknown to Dr. Shrunk. Often times, a city animal may be sitting in the Marquee as well as the player, however they say that they dislike Dr. Shrunk's performance.

Upstairs (secret room)

There is claimed to be a secret room in the Marquee, where Frillard spends his time. It has been mentioned by many city villagers. For example, at night, there is lights upstairs on while the marquee is closed. Many believe the upstairs somehow has some connection to Reset Surveillance Center.



  • Katsuya Eguchi claimed in an interview that the marquee would be a means of interacting with other villagers that do not live in the player's town.

In other languages

The Marquee
Language Name
France French Le Théâtre
Germany German Theater
Italy Italian Il Teatro
South Korea Korean 공연장 Kongyeonchang


Main series

Animal Crossing
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Wild World
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City Folk
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New Leaf
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New Horizons
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Spin-off series

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