A Sioux Falls filmmaker plans to turn back the clock on Dell Rapids’ historic main street in April when his movie crew shoots a movie set in the 1930s.
The Dell Rapids City Council approved Dalton Coffey’s request for a two-day film shoot the weekend of April 27 and April 28, which will require 4th Street from Ladella Avenue to Garfield Ave to be closed to traffic.
The council also approved the closures on portions of Ladelle and Orleans avenues along main street to accommodate the filmmakers.
Coffey, 25, said because the movie is a short film set in the 1930s, the historic feel of Dell Rapids’ main street made Dells the perfect match for the film.
Coffey said he will be contacting businesses on main street to discuss signage and frontage issues that might need to be resolved in order to ensure no modern objects or displays make their way into the film.
The streets slated for closure will be barricaded from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. both days of filming.