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Iowa Movie Theatres (page 1)

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Algona Theatres:
Algona Theatre

Atlantic Theatres:
Atlantic Theatre

King Theatre
Belle Plaine, IA
Iowa Theatre
Bloomfield, IA
The King Theatre was built in 1930 and is still in operation. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Iowa Theatre has been here since at least the 1920s. For more, see this website. [map]

Chief Theatre
Britt, IA
The Chief Theatre was originally named the Princess Theatre. It became the Chief Theatre in the 1940s. The building now houses the Hobo Museum. For more, see this website. [map]

Capitol Theatre
Burlington, IA
The Capitol Theatre opened in 1937. It closed in 1977. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2006, the marquee was rebuilt. There are plans to restore the theatre and turn it into a performing arts center. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Paramount Theatre
Cedar Rapids, IA
Ritz Theatre
Centerville, IA
The Paramount Theatre opened as the Capitol Theatre in 1928. In 1929, the theater was sold to Paramount Studios and renamed. The theatre still has its original Wurlitzer pipe organ. The Paramount closed in 2008 after the city was devastated by flooding. The theatre and organ are being restored. For more, see this website. [map]

The Ritz Theatre opened in the early 1900s as the Majestic Theatre. It was later renamed the Orpheum. After a remodeling in 1926, it became the Ritz Theatre. In more recent years, the theatre has housed retail space and a church. Renovation work began in 2001. The theatre will be used for live performances, movies, and special events. For more, see this website. [map]

Charles Theatre
Charles City, IA
The Charles Theatre opened in 1935. In 2006, the marquee was replaced with one closer to the original but including an electronic message board instead of changeable letters. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Clarion Theatre
Clarion, IA
The Clarion Theatre has been here since at least 1941. Does anyone have more information about it? For more, see this website. [map]

Wayne Theatre
Corydon, IA
Capitol Theatre
Davenport, IA
Ingersoll Theatre
Des Moines, IA
The Wayne Theatre was built in 1936. The theatre was restored in 1990 and is used for movies, live performances, and special events. For more, see this website. [map]

The Capitol Theatre opened in 1920. During the 1980s, the building was used as a church. In the early 1990s, the theatre was used for music and theatre. The theatre was operated by the Scott Community College and used for concerts and other special events. It closed in 2010. For more, see this website. [map]

The Ingersoll Theatre was built in 1939. It was most recently used as the Ingersoll Dinner Theater with live performances and food. It appears to be closed now. For more, see this website. [map]

Cresco Theatres:
Cresco Theatre

More Davenport Theatres:
Adler Theatre: 1, 2

Grand Theatre
Eldora, IA
Fox Theatre
Fort Madison, IA
The Grand Theatre opened in 1913. In 1950, it was renamed the New Grand Theatre. In the 1980s, the theatre closed and was gutted and remodeled. It has reopened and is operated by volunteers. For more, see this website. [map]

The Fox Theatre opened in the early 1930s as a the Strand Theatre. It closed in 1950 and was remodeled and renamed the Fox Theatre. The theatre has closed and reopened several times in recent years. It was closed in 2010 when this photo was taken. It reopened in 2017. The signs and facade are being restored. For more, see this website. [map]

Elkader Theatres:
Elkader Theatre

Forest City Theatres:
Forest Theatre

Strand Theatre
Grinnell, IA
The Strand Theatre opened in 1916. It is still operating. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Hampton Theatres:
Windsor Theatre

Harlan Theatres:
Harlan Theatre

State Theatre
Holstein, IA
The State Theatre has been here since at least 1934. In 1948, the older building was replaced with a quonset hut. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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