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South Dakota Movie Theatres

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Capitol Theatre
Aberdeen, SD
The Capitol Theatre was built in 1926. It has been home to the Aberdeen Community Theatre since 1921 and is now used for live performances. For more, see this website. [map]

Lorain Theatre
Armour, SD
The Lorain Theatre opened in the early 1920s and closed in 1982. It reopened in 1999. For more, see this website. [map]

College Theatre
Brookings, SD

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The College Theatre opened in 1941 and closed sometime after 1967. The building now houses Gold Medal Gymnastics. In 2018, building was repainted. The readerboard was replaced and the College neon letters were uncovered. For more, see this website. [map]

Strand Theatre
Britton, SD
State Theatre
Chamberlain, SD
The Strand Theatre was built in 1915 and is still operating. For more, see this website. [map]

The State Theatre opened in 1935 and is still operating. For more, see this website. [map]

Dells Theatre
Dell Rapids, SD
The Dells Theatre opened in 1938 and is still operating. For more, see this website. [map]

Mill Theatre
Milbank, SD
State Theatre
Pierre, SD
The Mill Theatre was built in 1948 as the DeFea Theatre. I believe the name was changed in 1979. The marquee was adapted for the new name. For more, see this website. [map]

The State Theatre opened in 1983 as the New State Theatre. Later, it became a triplex and was renamed the State 1-2-3. For more, see this website. [map]

Orpheum Theatre
Sioux Falls, SD
The Orpheum Theatre was built in 1913 and this sign was installed then. It is an example of a sectional electric sign produced by the Federal Electric Company. As far as anyone knows, this sign has never been repainted or restored. The theatre was a vaudeville house until 1927 when it was sold to Minnesota Amusement Co. It was then converted it into a movie theater. At that time, a 15-cent sign was hung below the Orpheum sign. That sign was removed in 1954 when the theatre became the Sioux Falls Community Playhouse. The theatre was then used for live performances, community and private events. The city of Sioux Falls purchased the theatre in 2003. It reopened in 2007 as the Orpheum Theater Center. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

State Theatre
Sioux Falls, SD
The State Theatre was built in 1926 and closed in 1991. It was being restored when these photos were taken in 2012. In 2017, the readerboards were replaced with digital displays. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Siston Theatre
Sisseton, SD
Lund Theatre
Viborg, SD
The Siston Theatre opened in 1939 and is still operating. For more, see this website. [map]

The Lund Theatre was built as the Glud Theatre in 1916. Around 1950, the facade was remodeled and the name was changed to the Lund Theatre. For more, see this website. [map]

Webster Theatre
Webster, SD
The Webster Theatre had opened by 1950 and is still operating. For more, see this website. [map]

Pix Theatre
Webster, SD
There is no information available about the Pix Theatre. Does anyone know when it was built? For more, see this website. [map]

Dakota Theatre
Yankton, SD
The Dakota Theatre opened in 1902 as the Yankton Opera House. In 1921, it was converted into a movie theatre and renamed the Hess Theatre. Around 1929, the theatre was remodeled in the Art Deco style and renamed the Dakota Theatre. For more, see this website. [map]

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