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Opening Summer 2019

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Exhibits

Theaters: Stage to Screen
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - Friday, August 30, 2019
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Old Courthouse Museum


In the 1880s, more than 10,000 people lived in the city of Sioux Falls, and they were looking for entertainment. Vaudeville shows and operas were popular at the time, and Sioux Falls needed to build a theater for these traveling shows to perform. By the early 1900s, moving pictures became popular, and movie houses were popping up left and right. Many of them designed for both stage and screen, and America’s “Golden Era” of movies exploded.  Soon, America’s suburban growth of the 1940s and 1950s impacted the jewels of downtown. Drive-In Theaters were one way for people to enjoy their car and enjoy a movie. But as more people moved away from the urban centers of the city, so did everything else. Movie theaters were either adding screens to current theaters or building new multi-plexes at shopping malls. Downtown one-screen theaters tried to stay afloat by playing second run movies, but many buildings were too expensive for owners to operate and were eventually torn down.