Wayne Theatre

110 N. Franklin Street,
Corydon, IA 50060

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 25, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Boxoffice of April 19, 1947, reported that Frank and Floyd Smith had sold a half interest in their Wayne Theatre at Corydon to the Iowa United Theatres circuit. The item said that the Smith brothers had arrived in Corydon and built the Wayne in 1936.

A September 19, 1977, Boxoffice item said that Bud Kelly had permanently closed the Wayne Theatre on August 1, so the house must have been dark for more than a decade after that.

Bijou2
Bijou2 on May 25, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Links to an update on the theatre and 2010 pictures:
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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 19, 2007 at 6:41 pm

Can I come out of my bomb shelter now?

In 1963, the Wayne was part of Iowa United Theaters, a Des Moines-based chain. Chief officers were A.E. Thiele and E.M. Garbett. This chain ran houses in numerous Iowa cities at that time.