Hollywood Theatre

212 N. Phillips Avenue,
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

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Hollywood Theatre

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Designed by Sioux Falls native Harold Spitznagel, who would go on to found the architectural firm today known as the Spitznagel Partners, the Hollywood Theatre opened in downtown Sioux Falls in 1938. The theater was designed in Art Moderne style, a feature being the huge vertical sign spelling out the theatre name. Inside the auditorium, all 786 seats were on a single level.

Unfortunately, the Hollywood Theatre has been torn down.

Any further information on this theater would be greatly appreciated.

Contributed by Bryan

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roger on June 30, 2004 at 12:30 am

this theater originaly seated 800+ patrons. in the 50’s seating was reduced to 765 to accomodate the 44 foot CinemScope screen. In 1970, 601 rocking chair seats were installed and it became a roadshow house for a brief period. the land where it stood is now a parking lot.

cosmo on August 14, 2005 at 11:46 pm

I grew up in Sioux Falls,and remember going to the Hollywood theater, and seeing “The Thing"and "Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein” and everytime I play thoese movies I think of the Hollywood Theater,and all the great Sat.I spent there

roger on September 18, 2007 at 2:42 am

more info and photos of the hollywood can be found here View link

Lefty57106 on September 19, 2007 at 11:37 pm

Thanks for posting that, Roger!

Expect some more updates in the near future reflecting the additional info you’ve provided.

Thanks again for the support!


TLSLOEWS on February 27, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Sad photo if the HOLLYWOOD vertical sign being knocked down.

rivest266 on December 11, 2016 at 7:47 am

Grand opening ad in the photo section as well as :

Found on Newspapers.com

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