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The State Theatre in Sioux Falls, SD.  Photo from the THS archive

Sioux Falls, SD-State Theatre to reopen

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.

The State Theatre in Sioux Falls, SD.  Photo from the THS archive

The State Theatre in Sioux Falls, SD. Photo from the THS archive.

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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