K Cinema

308 W. 37th Street,
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

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This theater is now occupied by a Lutheran church. With the exception of the porte-cochere, there is little to suggest that a theater ever existed here.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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roger
roger on May 22, 2006 at 1:28 pm

The K-cinema opened in August 1968, seating capacity of 880 and boasted a “living screen” (27'x64' deeply curved) that seemingly floated in front of a sea of blue velour drapes. although designed for 70mm presentations, the theater was equipped only with 35mm projection and featured one of the first installations of Strong Xenon lamphouses using 6000 watt bulbs. The Lutherans remodled it for a school in the mid 1980’s before threats to “twin” it were carried out. One of the jobs of the ushers was to keep kids from litterally climbing the walls of the auditorium, portions of which were cinderblock laid on its side so the holes were part of the decor and perfectly sized for the placement of small hands and feet.

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