Spencer 3 Theater

504 Grand Avenue,
Spencer, IA 51301

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Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on August 12, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Now a fitness center.

packer
packer on January 19, 2012 at 5:11 am

The theatre is for sale. For only $59,900 you too can own a movie theatre. I was through this town yesterday for work and came across this theatre. Good to see some postings about it. The building on the right is sold. I didnt even notice that it was part of the theatre at some point. Here is the link to the listing: http://www.spencerhomes.biz/houses/500_2/photos.htm

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 16, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Iagree Scott when ever i can, I get photos. I do.Hope someone up there will read your post.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on December 16, 2010 at 5:52 pm

“HOPE SOMEONE CAN TAKE PHOTOS INSIDE AND OUT BEFORE THE THEATER CLOSES!”

Seriously — does nobody realize there’s a website that devotes itself to photographing as many theatres as possible as in depth as possible?

http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/1281.html

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 16, 2010 at 5:42 pm

The Spencer theatre with the local Chamber of Commerce would sponsor Kid Shows on saturdays,like so many theatres would in that time.They Played the Disney movie “CASTAWAYS” Jan 1962 and raised Children ticket prices to fifty cents!Good Old Disney.Never give a parent a break.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on July 27, 2010 at 6:35 pm

I HOPE SOMEONE CAN TAKE PHOTOS INSIDE AND OUT BEFORE THE THEATER CLOSES!

Anyone have more info or old photos?

Early 1930’s opened by Finkelstein Theaters?

Late 1930’s taken over by Pioneer Theater?

Late 1960’s sold?

Early 1979’s taken over by Fridley Theaters?

Early 1980’s expanded to 3 screens?

I THINK the theater was expanded into the former Walgreen Drug Store right next door. The entrance to the theater is in a sorta “modern” building which could be the drug store. If you click on the map, go to the satellite and go to the street photo, you see 2 older buildings on either side of the entrance either one (especially the one to the right) could be a theater. That’s the best I can do from Manteno Illinois, can you add anything?

August 1,2010 last paid for admission movies:

GROWN UPS

TOY STORY 3 IN 2D

TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE

August 3 & 4, 2010, Free Summer Mechant Movie:

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID

“THE END”

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on July 21, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Fridley Theatres will be closing the Spencer 3 in August of 2010; according to this article about the closing, it became a triplex in 1979: View link

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on August 6, 2007 at 2:29 am

now thats an odd marquee