Stars, Statues & The State Gala

 Sioux Falls State Theatre
the last jewel in the crown of historic downtown

Our journey to reopen continues

Sioux Falls State Theatre

John Swedeen, president
State Theatre Company

Welcome to the State Theatre’s new home page! Please check out the wonderful photographs, fascinating historic tidbits and other cool features of our recently improved website, and revisit this page from time to time.

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Sioux Falls State Theatre

Looking Back: State Theatre’s glittering 1926 debut

 by: Eric Renshaw
For the Argus Leader

Sioux Falls State Theatre

The State Of The State Theatre

by: Dan Santella

Sioux Falls State Theatre

The State Theatre : 314 Phillips Ave.

by: Greetings from Sioux Falls


The State Theatre in Sioux Falls is the only remaining downtown cinema.

  • The State Theatre restoration project represents another important milestone in Sioux Falls' history and development. All great cities should remember and embrace their past, particularly a City like Sioux Falls, with its rich entertainment and cultural history. The State is clearly one our important community assets further elevating our quality of life.

    Evan Nolte
    Evan NoltePresident/CEO Sioux Falls Area Chamber Of Commerce
  • It will be done when the people decide it's time for the State theatre to be open.

    Bruce Eide
    Bruce EideOf Eide Motorcars
  • I grew up watching movies in a gorgeous old theater like the State Theater in Sioux Falls. I have amazing memories of that place and my experiences with family and friends there. When it was destroyed by fire, a piece of my hometown's soul was lost. We are so fortunate in Sioux Falls to have the State Theater and the true gift it is to us and to future generations.

    Michelle Erpenbach
    Michelle ErpenbachSioux Falls Central District City Council
  • I have yet to meet the person in Sioux Falls that's aware of the project that doesn't think its important.

    Gene McGowan
    Gene McGowanOwner of McGowan Capital

The State Theatre needs donations of money, time and in-kind gifts.

 Please consider a one-time, monthly or quarterly gift to bring “The Last Jewel” of DTSF back to life.
If you have questions, call the main office at (605) 335-5757.

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