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Free Movie Night At Sioux Falls' State Theatre


Make Monday your movie night. AARP South Dakota is hosting three free movie nights on upcoming Mondays at the historic State Theatre in downtown Sioux Falls.

Free Movie Mondays will take place at 7 p.m. on Aug. 21, Sept. 18 and Oct. 16. The movie titles weren’t available at press time, but they will be classics geared to appeal to all ages. The featured film in May, for example, was the 1991 hit City Slickers.


The State Theatre opened in 1926 to host silent films and vaudeville performances. It closed in the early ’90s as moviegoers gravitated toward suburban multiplexes. A nonprofit restored the Beaux Arts theater, and it reopened with its iconic marquee in December 2020. It now has recliner seating and state-of-the-art projection.

The Monday screenings are open to AARP members and nonmembers. The State Theatre is located at 316 S. Phillips Ave. in Sioux Falls. Registration is required and will open two weeks before each showing. Seating is first-come, first-served.

To find more information, including the movie titles, and to register for one or all movie showings, go to Each person can register for themselves and one guest.

—Mary Van Beusekom