March Theater

104 E. Main Street,
Vermillion, SD 57069

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: March Bros. Theaters Inc.

Architects: Jack J. Liebenberg

Firms: Liebenberg and Kaplan

Styles: Colonial Revival

Previous Names: City Theatre, Orpheum Theatre

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March Theater
Contributed by Ken McIntyre

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

kencmcintyre on January 24, 2008 at 3:18 am

Here is an undated photo of the March:

kencmcintyre on January 27, 2008 at 12:53 am

There was a March Brothers theater circuit, headquartered in Vermillion, in the 1960s. Perhaps that had something to do with the name of this theater.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 27, 2010 at 12:34 pm

The archives of the architectural firm of Liebenberg & Kaplan list an undated theater project at Vermillon under the name March. The photo of the theater linked by ken mc above does look like their earlier work, but seems quite old fashioned for the opening date of 1935. Perhaps this was an older building that was converted into a movie theater?

The November 30, 1946, issue of Boxoffice has an interesting item datelined Vermillion: “George March is the new owner of the March Theatre here. He purchased the house at an auction.”

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 28, 2010 at 10:12 am

It’s too bad they knocked that building down. That was a very nice Colonial Revival facade. Liebenberg and Kaplan’s undated work on the building must have involved only minor alterations as far as the exterior was concerned if it was done before that photo was taken.

TLSLOEWS on March 3, 2010 at 3:33 am

Nice old photo of The MARCHS vertical sign.

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