26 N. Sixth Street,
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Grand Theatre, Keokuk (Official)
Previously operated by: Frisina Amusement Company
Architects: Merle F. Baker
The Grand Theatre was built in 1924. It was built on the site of a former Opera House which was also known as the Baker-Dodge Theatre. The Opera House/Baker-Dodge Theatre burned down on December 7, 1923. Opening night of the Grand Theatre was on Tuesday January 27, 1925, and had a seating capacity for 1,030.
In the 1940’s it is listed as being operated by the Frisina Amusement Co.
The Grand Theatre stopped showing movies and closed in 1957. In 1987, it was restored and is now used for live entertainment, conventions and other events.
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