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The ornate Homestake Opera House was the center of civic life during Lead's early days.
The ornate Homestake Opera House was the center of civic life during Lead's early days.
Black Hills Knowledge Network photo/Chelsea Gortmaker
August 29, 2014

Lead Celebrates 100 Years of Homestake Opera House

The Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead will host a celebration in honor of its 100th anniversary with events Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Black Hills Pioneer reports.

The back wall of the theater is host to a detailed timeline of the history of the opera house from the first brick laid to the present day. People are encouraged to write their own opera house memories on the timeline. Select memories will be included in a 200-page coffee table book.

Those interested in submitting memories and information for use in the book may do so online at www.leadoperahouse.org/century-book.html. Submissions may also be e-mailed to [email protected]

Friday
  • 5:30 p.m. -- Social catered by Cheyenne Crossing
  • 6:30 p.m. -- History of Homestake Opera House presentation, featuring speakers, memories from longtime Lead residents, a photo exhibit and a video.
  • 7:30 p.m. -- Concert by Black Hills Blend and the 50-member Shrine of Democracy Chorus. Admission by donation.
Saturday

A day of film screenings features free popcorn with water, soda and beer available for purchase.

  • 2 p.m. - Screening of “Muppets Most Wanted.” Free for kids with a $5 chaperone admission.
  • 4:30 p.m. - Screening of several black and white classic films. Admission by donation.
  • 7 p.m. - Screening of “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Admission by donation.
Sunday
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- Photo and video presentations on the opera house's first 100 years.
  • 10 a.m. - Tour, 45 minutes and wheelchair accessible. Admission fee.
  • Noon - Tour, 45 minutes and wheelchair accessible. Admission fee.
  • 2 p.m. - Tour, 45 minutes and wheelchair accessible. Admission fee.
Monday
  • 10 a.m. - Tour, 45 minutes and wheelchair accessible. Admission fee.
  • Noon - Tour, 45 minutes and wheelchair accessible. Admission fee.
  • 2 p.m. - Tour, 45 minutes and wheelchair accessible. Admission fee.

 Read more about the Homestake Opera House online.

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