SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Downtown Sioux Falls in its heyday was home to seven movie theaters, but filmgoers since the early 1990s have been heading to the malls to sit in front of a big screen.
Those longing for the old days will get their chance to go retro next year with the long-awaited reopening of the State Theatre, a circa-1926 vaudeville and silent movie house that for the past decade has been undergoing a slow but steady multimillion-dollar renovation.
“It’s a landmark,” said 91-year-old Sylvia Henkin, whose family donated $500,000 to the project. “Every kid that had a dime would go down there and see a cartoon or a movie, and they brought first-class, first-run shows there.”
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