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State Theatre

2002 Photo from the Bob Meza collection.
13 Main St
Ipswich SD 57451

Record #9157  
 Opened: 1932
 Closed: 1976
 Current Use: Community Center
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:

Information for this tour was contributed by Bob Meza.

The front of this theater is frozen in time, having shown its last movie in 1976 and locking the doors. The inside has been remodeled as a community hall with the stage still intact. The floor is now level with tables and chairs, or can be cleared for dancing. There is a cafe next door that now joins the building so that it can be used as a place to hold weddings, etc.

Built around 1930 or so, this theater has a very narrow lobby, about eight feetwide, just behind the ticket booth entrance. Note that the snack bar is located in the rear of the auditorium because the lobby was too small. It still has original projection equipment and the balcony is still intact.

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Last featured 1/23/2005. Last edited 12/19/2021.

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