Time Theater

132 S. Phillips Avenue,
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

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One of Sioux Falls' early vaudeville and movie houses was the Olympia Theater. It opened in 1909 and originally had 250 seats to fill. Manager Otis Adams made sure all films were accompanied by a five-piece orchestra made up of his children. The Time Theater was still in operation in the early 1950’s.

Contributed by Eric Renshaw

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spectrum on December 22, 2008 at 6:14 am

According to the website (which has a few exteriot shots), the building is now Skelly’s pub. No indication if any of the interior architecture survives.

roger on March 7, 2010 at 9:53 pm

I recall seeing a newspaper photo of the Time theater after it was gutted by fire. I do not know if it was reopened after the fire but I think not. The current building housing Skelly’s Pub does not match the hight and architecture of the photo of the Olympia theater on the Greetings from Sioux Falls website. I have been in Skelly’s and none of the theater architecture survives. According to a longtime projectionist I knew, the theater was “a shootin' gallery”, a very long and narrow storefront turned movie palace.

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