Iowa Movie Theatres (page 2)

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Malek Theatre
Independence, IA
The Malek Theatre, named after its owner, opened in 1946. It was twinned in 1981 and closed in 1996. It was "untwinned" in 2002. These photos are from 2006. The building is currently being restored. For more, see this website. [map]

Englert Theatre
Iowa City, IA
The Englert Theatre opened in 1912. In 1926, a massive fire destroyed the interior. The facade was saved but the rest of the theatre had to be rebuilt. This marquee was installed in 1958. The Englert closed in 1999. It was restored and in 2004 reopened as a live performance venue. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These photos are from 2010. In 2020, a replica marquee was installed. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Grand Theatre
Keokuk, IA
Mills Theatre
Lake Mills, IA
Orpheum Theatre
Marshalltown, IA
The Grand Theatre was built in 1924. The City has been operating the theatre since 1987. It has been restored and is now used for live performances and other events. For more, see this website. [map]

The Mills Theatre was built in 1937 and closed in 2001. It was renovated and reopened in 2008. This photo is from 2009. The readerboards on the sides of the marquee are now electronic display boards. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Orpheum Theatre was built in 1948. In the 1980s, the theatre was twinned. The Orpheum was only open on a limited basis in the 1990s. It closed in 2001. Renovation began in 2008. The theatre reopened in 2010 as the Orpheum Theater Center, a live performance venue. It is operated by the Iowa Valley Community College District. I believe it has been closed since 2021. For more, see this website. [map]

Rialto Theatre
Missouri Valley, IA
Iowa Theatre
Onawa, IA
The Rialto Theatre has been here since at least 1930. It closed in the mid-1980s and was nearly demolished. The theatre reopened in 1990 and is still operating. For more, see this website. [map]

The Iowa Theatre was built in the early 1940s and has been operating continuously. For more, see this website. [map]

Watts Theatre

Lyric Theatre
Osceola, IA
Rialto Theatre
Pocahontas, IA
The Lyric Theatre was built in the 1930s. It is now known as the Super Saver Cinema. For more, see this website. [map]

The Rialto Theatre opened in 1939 and closed in 1989. It reopened in 1995, featuring movies and live performances. For more, see this website. [map]

Ottumwa Theatre

Rapids Theatre
Rock Rapids, IA
Hardacre Theatre
Tipton, IA
Town Theatre
Waukon, IA
The Rapids Theatre opened in 1919 as the Lyon Theatre. It was renamed the Rapids Theatre by the early 1940s. It closed in the late 1970s. After that, the building housed a furniture store and a restaurant for many years. When this photo was taken in 2012, restoration work was underway to convert the space into a live performance space and community events center. Work is still going on. For more, see this website. [map]

The Hardacre Theatre opened in 1916. It was restored in 1991. This photos is from 2010. The theatre closed in 2013. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

The Town Theatre was built in 1938. Around 1989, it became the Main Feature Theater and Pizza Pub. The seats have been replaced with tables and chairs. For more, see this website. [map]

Max Theatre

Storm Lake:
Vista Theatre

Rialto Theatre

Webster Theatre
Webster City, IA
New Strand Theatre
West Liberty, IA
The Webster Theatre opened in 1909 as the Orpheum Theater. It was remodeled in the 1920s and renamed the Granada Theatre. It was renamed the Webster Theatre in the 1930s. For more, see this website. [map]

The New Strand Theatre was built in 1910 as the West Liberty Opera House. It began showing movies and was renamed the Strand Theatre in the 1920s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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