Lund Theatre

119 N. Main Street,
Viborg, SD 57070

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Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Wild West Theatre, Dream Theatre, Glud Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 605.326.1200

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Lund Theatre

The Wild West Theatre was opened in 1913. It was rebuilt and reopened on September 1, 1915 as the Dream Theatre. It was later renamed Glud Theatre. In 1928 it was renamed Lund Theatre. It was badly damaged by a fire on May 21, 1982. It repaired and reopened.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Chris1982 on July 22, 2014 at 1:53 am

According to their website this theatre has AKA’s of Wild West Theatre, Dream Theatre, Glud Theatre and finally the Lund Theatre. website

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 22, 2014 at 3:05 pm

The August 28, 1915, issue of The Moving Picture World reported that the new Dream Theatre in Viborg, South Dakota, would open about September 1. The Glud Theatre was mentioned in the October 6, 1928, issue of Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World.

The July 19, 2007, issue of The New Era has an article about the Lund Theatre, published shortly after it became the first building in Viborg to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places (here is the last page of the article as Google News will not make a link to the front page. Put 1 in the “Page” box just above the article to see the first page.) The article says that the house was renamed the Lund Theatre in 1928.

The Lund Theatre web site has a small photo captioned “Dream/Glud Theatre shortly after construction in 1915” but above the marquee is a poster for All Quiet on the Western Front, which was released in 1930, so the photo is considerably later than they think. In 1930 the building had probably changed little since 1915, though. The modern front dates from the 1950s, according to the official web site and the New Era article.

Trolleyguy on July 9, 2016 at 12:09 pm


50sSNIPES on September 26, 2023 at 4:57 pm

Once heavily damaged by a fire on May 21, 1982.

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