Charles Theatre

405 N. Main Street,
Charles City, IA 50616

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Charles Theatre

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The 1935 Charles Theatre, designed in beautiful Art Moderne style, including its dramatic mulicolored tile facade other other stylish Moderne details inside, still operates today as a movie house, seating 450.

It originally could seat 600 and was first operated by a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures. In addition to first-run fare, the Charles also on ocassion shows classic movies as well.

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Recent comments (view all 15 comments)

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 15, 2008 at 3:38 pm

This is a photo of the Charles Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 28, 2008 at 3:20 am

Another photo can be seen here.

MPol
MPol on September 28, 2008 at 3:34 am

I love that outside design!!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 28, 2008 at 3:48 am

This theater will definitely get your attention.

MPol
MPol on September 28, 2008 at 9:15 pm

This theatre most definitely is a real attention-getter! Love that photo.

LFOP
LFOP on October 30, 2008 at 11:08 pm

Here’s a 2008 black and white view of the CHARLES: http://www.boxsetgallery.com/stein/index.html

MPol
MPol on November 2, 2008 at 2:31 am

I love all those photographs, hstein and Lost Memory. Thanks for sharing.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 22, 2009 at 6:51 am

The Charles Theatre was designed by the Des Moines architectural firm Wetherell & Harrison.

MPol
MPol on March 22, 2009 at 6:59 am

Thanks for the information, Joe.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 27, 2009 at 9:42 pm

A nice 2009 photo is here.

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