Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Deadwood Theater and It's Last Movie

Located next to the old Deadwood City Hall (1889) on Main Street, the Deadwood Theatre opened in 1885 as the Opera House. After it burned down the first time, it was rebuilt in 1906 as the Deadwood Theatre. Originally serving as a legitimate theater, the Deadwood Theatre later became a movie house.

Another fire in 1952 destroyed both the Deadwood Theatre and the next door Deadwood City Hall. The last movie showing before the last fire was the 1951 release "Come Fill My Cup" staring James Cagney, Raymond Massey, Gig Young and Selena Royle. The current Franklin Hotel-Motel was rebuilt at the location of the City Hall and the Deadwood Theater.


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