K-Cinema Theatre

308 W. 37th Street,
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

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Functions: Church

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The K-Cinema Theatre was opened August 31, 1968 with 880 seats. This theatre is now occupied by a Lutheran church. With the exception of the porte-cochere, there is little to suggest that a theatre ever existed here.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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roger on May 22, 2006 at 8:28 am

The K-cinema opened in August 1968, seating capacity of 880 and boasted a “living screen” (27'x64' deeply curved) that seemingly floated in front of a sea of blue velour drapes. although designed for 70mm presentations, the theater was equipped only with 35mm projection and featured one of the first installations of Strong Xenon lamphouses using 6000 watt bulbs. The Lutherans remodled it for a school in the mid 1980’s before threats to “twin” it were carried out. One of the jobs of the ushers was to keep kids from litterally climbing the walls of the auditorium, portions of which were cinderblock laid on its side so the holes were part of the decor and perfectly sized for the placement of small hands and feet.

rivest266 on December 11, 2016 at 8:45 am

“The Theatre with the LIVING SCREEN” opened on August 31st, 1968. Grand opening ad in the photo section as well as

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