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I lived in Des Moines in 1980-1981.
I’ve been tooling around the city via Google Street Maps.
Came upon the Ingersoll Theater. It appears that it has been turned into some teen/young adult Party Palace?
They mention 2 parties coming up. One on a Friday and the other on a Saturday.
The theater itself appears to be in good shape, at least from the outside. The map with the actual photography is from 2012, so not to long ago.
The building to the right was the old ELKS BAKERY.
It was open the last time I visited NY in 1985.
Brought back a lot of memories.
I went to see THE ODESSA FILE, back in the early 70’s,
Interestingly, I was the only patron in the entire Theatre!
They stopped the movie about 20 minutes or so into it and the manager asked if I’d come back at some later date!!!
DANG! I was furious!!! I never came back and never saw the rest of that movie till the 1990’s!
We had an Aunt and Uncle who lived in Carbondale.My brother and I went to see a Steve Reeves film one afternoon with my 3 cousins. It was about Persians in ancient times. I don’t remember the films name?I do remember that it was really a huge movie theater.The screen seemed much bigger than any I’d ever seen before. I was 9 or so.
Like so many big, older movie Palaces, the owners, the caretakers of such opulence, let down future generations of potential movie fans.
Lost forever, like so many other great Movie Houses
Isn’t this were STAR WARS debuted in the Summer of 1977?I believe I went to a Midnight showing there.We moved away from T-Town in 1986.
That building is the old Woolworth Department Store.
It closed when Woolworths went out of business.
Not sure when it closed.