Liberty Theatre

108 S. Phillips Avenue,
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

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The Liberty Theatre was open May 10, 1919. The theatre seated 365 and was closed in 1928. It has since been demolished.

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rivest266 on December 11, 2016 at 3:48 am

First ad: June 25th, 1919 in the photo section. This theatre may have been open before, but it place no ads before.

CharlesSawyersfamily on August 28, 2017 at 8:20 pm

My grandfather, Charles Sawyer owned this theater. This is recorded in the 1926 Sioux Falls Classified Business Directory. It was a silent theater at the time. The crash of 1929 forced him to close.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 13, 2021 at 6:32 pm

Here is a brief item about the Liberty Theatre from the November 1, 1924 issue of Moving Picture World:

The Liberty Theatre, C. Sawyer, Manager; P. A. Hagen, Projectionist, seats 365. It uses Mazda equipped Simplex projectors. I enjoyed a pleasant chat with Manager Sawyer and Projectionist Hagen.“
An April 20, 2018 article in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader said that the Liberty Theatre opened on May 10, 1919. A projection booth fire on February 1st, 1920 closed the house until March 13 while repairs were made. Sawyer’s ten-year lease on the building ended in 1929, and it was not renewed, as the Liberty had closed in 1928, though the article doesn’t give a date for that event.

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