Collegian Theater

411 Main Street,
Ames, IA 50010

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Collegian Theater

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The Collegian Theater in Ames, Iowa was opened in September 1937 and was built at a cost of $70,000. It was owned by the Ames Theater Co. which was an affiliate of the A. H. Blank Co. of Des Moines. The Collegian Theater closed January 23, 1974.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 22, 2009 at 1:39 am

The Collegian Theatre was designed by the Des Moines architectural firm Wetherell & Harrison, according to this page about the Varsity Theatre at the Ames Historical Society web site.

macbot3000 on February 27, 2010 at 11:40 pm

Current use is as part of the First National Bank office complex. The structure has a modern dark brick façade, but the underlying theater structure is easy to see. Photo here:

JohnMessick on August 30, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Great looking marquee. Bet this was a beautiful theater in its heyday.

dallasmovietheaters on August 11, 2015 at 1:49 pm

Began its run in September of 1937 with “Double or Nothing” and Western Electric’s Mirrophonic sound system. Ended its run January 23, 1974 with “Instinct for Survival.” Seven customers showed up for the beginning of the show and just one was there when the feature ended.

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