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State Theatre


2002 Photo from the Bob Meza collection
419 Pierre St
Pierre SD

Closed
Record #20855  
 Opened:
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Current Use: Retail
 Demolished:
Capacity:
Architect(s):
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Bijou

Information for this tour was contributed by Chuck McLaughlin.

The Bijou Theatre, as it was known in the 1920s and 1930s, was owned and operated by the Hipple family, who also later owned The Capitol Journal newspaper. In the 1940s, it was remolded into the State Theatre, and was operated by the State Theatre Company. The principals of the company were Leo Peterson and Burt Johnson. Later, Leo's son, Dan Peterson, took over the circuit. Two of the theater's managers were Ken Peters and Doug Martin.

In the 1950s, the theater was flooded and it later burned. After the theater burned, a Jewelry Store (Allen's Jewelry) moved in and the New State Theatre was built up on the hill.

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August 2003 photos from the Adam Martin collection.


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Last featured 11/26/2004. Last edited 11/26/2004.

 
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