Hartford Theatre

119 N. Main Street,
Hartford, SD 57033

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Functions: Senior Center

Previous Names: Palace Theatre, New Theatre

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The Palace Theatre was open by 1921 and closed in 1933. The theatre reopened as the New Theatre in 1937 and closed again in 1942. After a remodel in 1949 it was reopened again, this time as the Hartford Theatre. Initially seating was 300 but reduced to 234. The Hartford Theatre closed in 1955. The building is now a senior citizen center.

Contributed by Chris1982

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 21, 2014 at 6:27 pm

The Palace Theatre dates back to at least as early as 1921. It was on a list of public buildings for which license fees had been collected by the state during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1921.

Chris, you might find the list useful as you’ve been adding theaters in South Dakota. It starts here and continues through page 246 of the Google Books scan. About half the list appears to be theaters. Unfortunately, the list isn’t alphabetical either by theater name or by place, so you have to use the Google Books' search box in the left frame of the page to quickly find if a particular theater was licensed in 1921.

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