Yucca Theatre

322 Elliott Avenue,
Hysham, MT 59038

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The Yucca Theatre (National Register of Historical Places #93001447) is a significant building, representing a period of growth and development in Hysham and in Montana. During this period, electricity was introduced to the rural areas of Montana. This one advancement was highly significant, saving people time and energy, and freeing them from the drudgery of performing many chores, thus expanding their leisure time.

The theatre also reflects the impact that motion pictures made upon Americans during this era. The theatre and attached home are a historic treasure providing great insight to the life of Dave M. Manning, a state senator and builder. Finally, the theatre is an excellent example of Mission style architecture, reflecting the grandiose style and flamboyant design of movie theaters during the 1930’s.

Contributed by Barbara Schulz

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 20, 2006 at 2:41 pm

Here is a photo of the Yucca Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 12, 2007 at 8:24 am

This is another photo of the Yucca Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 6, 2008 at 8:04 am

Here is a 2007 article about the Yucca Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 8, 2008 at 11:05 am

This is the information from the National Register of Historic Places for the Yucca Theater. The address given is not the same as the one above.

Yucca Theatre ** (added 1994 – Building – #93001447)
Also known as Manning Residence/24TE
520 Division St., Hysham

Historic Significance: Person, Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Manning, James, Manning, David
Architectural Style: Mission/Spanish Revival
Historic Person: Manning,David M.
Significant Year: 1936, 1937, 1931
Area of Significance: Architecture, Politics/Government
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Local Gov't
Historic Function: Domestic, Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling, Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Museum

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