Murdo theater may re-open

posted by Michael Zoldessy on June 3, 2008 at 7:50 am

MURDO, SD — The Murdo Theater might reopen thanks to a dedicated community.

Kevin Moore, director of the Turner Youth Foundation in Jones County, said the group has been collecting money for three years to fix up the closed movie house. He said $36,000 has been raised for the effort, and volunteers hope to get about $86,000 to complete the project.

Moore says the theater, which was built in the early 1940s, was open for about three decades.

Since it closed, Murdo residents have driven about 55 miles to Pierre to see movies. More recently, they also have gone to Philip, which reopened its theater three years ago.

Read the full story in the Rapid City Journal.

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