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I saw Return of the Jedi at the Parkway Theater. I couldn’t remember the name of the theater until I found it on this site. Hopefully someone will post a picture.
From a 2009 QC Times Article: “After the war, (Jim) Stopulos sold life insurance briefly and then opened the Coronet Theater on Davenport’s Washington Street at the suggestion of his brother-in-law, who ran an art theater in Iowa City. Later, he moved the Coronet to what had been the Uptown in the Harrison Hilltop neighborhood.
During his 25 years in the theater business, he also owned the Sierra in Moline, the Spruce Hills Twin in Bettendorf, the Central in Geneseo and the Strand in East Moline. He remained in the theater business until 1976, a time when competition from big chains made it difficult for independent operators to survive.
All of these buildings except for the Hotel Blackhawk were demolished and The RiverCenter was built. The Northeast corner of 2nd and Perry is now a greenspace.