Inland Theater

306 Main Street,
Martin, SD 57551

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Functions: Church, Movies, Special Events

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Inland Theater, 1940

The Inland Theatre opened in January 1940. Small theater amid storefronts. Was closed when I saw it in 1986.

The Inland Theatre was reopened in 2009, as a combined movie theater, with use as a church and for special events.

Contributed by Chris Brame

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William on December 18, 2003 at 1:53 pm

The Inland Theatre seated 300 people.

ChrisB on November 28, 2009 at 9:20 pm

A little more info – The Inland is currently being used by the Living Word Community Church. The address is listed as 306 Main Street, Martin, SD 57551.

According to a posting dated 1-4-09 at this site:

the Inland “is a wonderful place and still in operation for movies and church”. I left a comment asking for more info from Roseanna, the site’s owner, and I’ll pass along any new info when I get it.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on November 29, 2009 at 12:42 am

No mention of any movies on their limited information website.

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Renaud on January 16, 2012 at 12:02 pm

The Inland Theater operates 3 days per week showing one movie. It is also used by a local church and as a venue for special shows, most recently, the Potter Family Christmas Show in December 2011. The Theater is owned by the Claussen family. Currently seeking grant restoration info.

Renaud on January 16, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Inland Theater Bennett County, South Dakota, Diamond Jubilee, A Journey Into the Past 1911-1986,p. 35 “A new theatre, the Inland, was constructed across the street the latter part of 1939 by Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Bradshaw. The Inland opened in January, 1940, playing The Under Pup. Subsequent owners were Mr. and Mrs. Tom McKee and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Nelson.”

Renaud on January 16, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I am seeking information on restoration grants, grants for digital projection and sound conversion, and other support for the Inland Theater (opened in 1940), Martin, SD. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you.

Renaud on March 15, 2012 at 3:19 pm

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Friends of the Inland Theater

FilmChinatown on April 27, 2013 at 9:05 am

The historic Inland Theatre needs to raise funds for the required conversion to digital projection. Check out their page on the crowd funding site, Indiegogo. Their deadline is May 15, 2013. The movie theater is vital to this community.

Chris1982 on July 21, 2014 at 1:57 am

The Inland is now tax exempt, has been placed on the National Registor of Historic Places and has made the conversion to digitial projection showing first run attractions.

Trolleyguy on July 9, 2016 at 10:14 am

The Friends of the Inland Theater Facebook page shows second-run films scheduled.

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