South Dakota theaters documentary

posted by Michael Zoldessy on April 11, 2008 at 3:48 pm

ARMOUR, SD — Numerous local theaters play a role in this new documentary.

Theaters in Armour, Platte, Mitchell, Gregory, Tripp, Britton, Bryant, Webster, Viborg, Redfield, Faulkton and Dell Rapids are included in the film, which is planned to eventually be shown on South Dakota Public Broadcasting as well as in Mitchell.

The documentary focuses on small-town theater origins and also a spate of closings in the late 1970s and early ‘80s. It also highlights the community members and volunteer supporters who are faced with renovation, maintenance, operating costs and the regular struggle to compete with city theaters.

Read more in the Daily Republic.

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TheaterBuff1 on April 12, 2008 at 7:02 am

This is an ironic twist, because where I live — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — all the successful theaters are located out in the suburbs now, the city theaters we had unable to compete with them…

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