212 N. Phillips Avenue,
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Architects: Harold T. Spitznagel
Firms: Harold Spitznagel & Associates
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Designed by Sioux Falls native architect 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 theatre 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.
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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.
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
more info and photos of the hollywood can be found here View link
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!
Sad photo if the HOLLYWOOD vertical sign being knocked down.
Grand opening ad in the photo section as well as :
Found on Newspapers.com