Posted: Friday, January 10, 2020
Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2020

On January 5 there was a fire in one of the rooftop heating units at the West Mall 7 Theatre that damaged a portion of our front lobby and forced us to close temporarily for professional cleaning and restoration.

What progress has been made?

1/23/20:  All lobby duct work has been replaced, and our new lobby heating and cooling system has now been installed, complete with a new rooftop HVAC unit.  Crews are now starting work on our new lobby ceiling and preparing to paint portions of the walls.  We also completed the network wiring for our new digital signage system.

1/12/20:  Construction is underway!  Crews have already removed the ceiling in our lobby.  Next they will remove the old duct work to prepare for installation of the new heating and cooling system.

1/10/20: Initial fire clean up has been completed.   Restoration work is now underway and crews have cleaned and wrapped all of our projection and concession equipment in preparation for the ceiling repairs.

What else is happening?

We are also excited to announce that our lobby will be refreshed with some additional improvements during this time!  In addition to a new heating and cooling system, all new duct work and a new ceiling will be installed.  You will also see new carpet, new digital signage, and other updates.

When will you re-open?

The extent of this project means that we must remain closed for a number of weeks while the work is done.  At this time we expect to re-open with a full schedule of movies and our restored and improved lobby in  February.

How do I get more updates?

We will continue to post further updates on our progress on this page and on Facebook as the work proceeds.  You can also sign up for our mailing list here to receive the latest updates right in your email box.

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What happened?

On Sunday, January 5, a small fire in one of our rooftop heating units damaged a portion of our front lobby.  The cause has been determined to be a blower motor failure.  Fortunately, our maintenance crew was at the West Mall 7 when the incident occurred and they reported it immediately.  The Sioux Falls Fire Department responded quickly and minimized the damage.  We are very thankful that no one was injured, and grateful to our staff and the Sioux Falls first responders for their quick action.

Thank you for your continued understanding and patience.  We look forward to seeing you back at the movies very soon!