Plaza Theater

N. Pearce Street,
Sioux City, IA 51101

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Plaza...Sioux City Iowa

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The Plaza Theater was located on North Pierce Street, and opened in 1916, a conversion of a former wholesale liquor house. It had gone from listings by 1941. It had no connection with the Plaza Twin that opened in the 1990’s.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Billy Smith / Don Lewis

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 12, 2012 at 7:57 pm

The Plaza Theatre was in operation by 1919, when it was mentioned in The Moving Picture World.

CSWalczak on October 13, 2012 at 2:57 am

The Plaza can be seen at the top left in this photo montage of old historic theaters in Sioux Falls.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 13, 2012 at 6:44 pm

The Plaza Theatre opened in 1916. Here is an announcement from the January 8 issue of The Moving Picture World that year:

“SIOUX CITY. IOWA.— Plans have been filed for the new Plaza theater in Sioux City which St. Elmo Bateman of Waterloo is promoting. A wholesale liquor house is to be transformed at a cost of $35,000. It will contain a pipe organ, the only one in a Sioux City photoplay house.”

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