Canton Theatre

S. Main Street,
Canton, SD 57013

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Previous Names: Kennedy Opera House, Lowell Theatre

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Canton - Canton, SD

The Kennedy Opera House was opened by 1917. It was listed with 200-seats. By 1929 it had been renamed Lowell Theatre, still with 200-seats. By 1932 the Lowell Theatre was listed with 400-seats. By 1938 it had been renamed Canton Theatre. It was still open in 1957.

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SethG on November 13, 2023 at 7:23 am

Some dates, etc. are wrong. This has been demolished, along with all the other buildings on this block. Now a really ugly bank building and a gas station with a huge parking lot.

The 1911 map shows this ‘From Plans’, meaning it likely was not quite finished yet, although there was at least one business there. The 1917 map shows it as the Kennedy Opera House, showing movies as well. 200 seats seems ridiculously low for such a large building. Address was 116 W 5th. I’ve added a Sanborn view to show the layout.

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