Coyote Twin Theatre

10 E. Main Street,
Vermillion, SD 57069

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Previously operated by: March Bros. Theaters Inc.

Architects: Jack J. Liebenberg

Firms: Liebenberg and Kaplan

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Co-Ed Theatre, Coyote Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 605.624.3331

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Coyote Twin Theatre

Originally opened by 1941 as the Co-Ed Theatre which operated under this name into the 1960’s. It was later renamed Coyote Theatre (there was an earlier Coyote Theatre operating in the town in the 1940’s). The Coyote Twin located in Vermillion, South Dakota has two screens and shows first run movies. It is operated by J & J Theatres. Following renovations, in January 2017 one of the screens was renamed Red Steakhouse Auditorium to honor donations made to the theatre by Jerad Higman, owner of Red Steakhouse.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 27, 2010 at 4:29 am

The Coyote Theatre at Vermillion is listed as a 1939 design in the archives of the architectural firm of Liebenberg & Kaplan.

A November 25, 1939, Boxoffice item indicates that at that time the March circuit consisted of six theaters in three towns: The March and Coyote at Vermillion; the Elite and Royal at LeMars, Iowa; and the Crystal and Gay at Wayne, Nebraska.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 28, 2010 at 2:11 am

Maybe Liebenberg & Kaplan did some remodeling work on the building in 1939. Unfortunately the finding aid for the University of Minnesota’s collection doesn’t give details about the projects, only names, dates, building types, and locations.

packer on January 18, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Wow! Real cool picture of the theatre from back in 1985. Just drove through this town today and saw the theatre. Would never have thought it was as old as it is. I wish they would keep these historic theatres the way they were originally. At least it is still operating. Anyone have pics of the inside? Is that all remodeled also?

Chris1982 on July 22, 2014 at 3:34 am

I think the Co-Ed and the Coyote are one in the same. I posted a photo of the Co-Ed and they look like the same building to me.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 22, 2014 at 4:19 am

I believe Chris is right. The building next door to the theater in both photos has a distinctive Romanesque triple arch on the upper floor.

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