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 built in 1937 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 in 1975.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 21, 2009 at 7:39 pm

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
macbot3000 on February 27, 2010 at 6:40 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: http://twitpic.com/15s37w

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 26, 2012 at 10:28 am

Described in this 1937 trade article: Boxoffice

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 29, 2012 at 6:16 am

Described again with emphasis on lighting in this lengthier 1938 article: Boxoffice

JohnMessick
JohnMessick on August 30, 2012 at 2:29 pm

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

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