Colonial Theater (later Egyptian Theater)

120 West Tenth Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57

(This Möller instrument from 1915 was apparently replaced by a newer Möller in 1917. See separate entry.)
Builder: Möller Organ Co., Op. 2047, 1915.
Manuals: 2
Ranks: Unknown
Action: Electro-pneumatic

Notes: Colonial Theater was biuilt in 1915. It was later called The Egyptian Theater (1926). Years Open: January 30, 1915-1961. The Colonial Theater was designed by Sioux Falls native Henry J. Schwartz and built by A.K. Pay in 1915. The theater created its own stock company, performing several different shows throughout the year. Movies were becoming the main draw at the theater, and in 1926, the theater was remodeled. The Egyptian Theater building capitalized on the hype from King Tut being found in 1922. The art deco sign was added to the exterior in 1938. The last movie shown was in 1961 and like many buildings of the era, the theater was demolished to build a parking lot in 1963.

Information from Organ Historical Society as of 2020 and website.