State Theatre

313 N. Main Street,
Mitchell, SD 57301

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RalphK on March 5, 2012 at 4:21 am

I was working at the Time Theater (tiny 400 seat theater owned by the same company as the Paramount) when they remodeled it and renamed it “State” in 1952. I hated the fact that they covered all the beautiful marble in the lobby with cheap plasterboard or tile to “modernize” it.The place was stunning before they “fixed"it. It seemed fitting to me that they dumped a classy name like Paramount and gave a cheap generic name, “State”. Because it had originally been built for stage shows they still had all the dressing rooms in the basement.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on July 18, 2010 at 9:42 am

From the 1940s a photo of Mitchell’s Main Street that captured a glimpse of the Paramount Theater along with signs pointing out the direction of the Roxy that was located on North Lawler.