Main Street Cinemas

115 N. Main Street,
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641

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The Masonic Temple Theatre was opened in 1923.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 27, 2013 at 6:59 pm

The Masonic Temple Theatre was built in 1923 and designed by the Kansas City architectural firm of Owen, Payson, & Carswell. Architect Robin B. Carswell left the firm by 1925 and was replaced by William Sayler.

As Owen, Sayler, & Payson, (Albert S. Owen and Charles H. Payson were the other partners) the firm designed the Ararat Shrine Temple in Kansas City (1926), which would also later operate as a movie theater and would also be listed on the NRHP, as part of the Eleventh Street Historic District.

After establishing his own practice, Carswell also designed the Memorial Auditorium at Burlington, Iowa.

Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on November 2, 2013 at 8:49 am

Now known as the Main Street Cinemas. Here’s the website: http://www.mainstreetcinemas.net/

JeffAdamson
JeffAdamson on March 30, 2014 at 5:53 pm

I just performed there, last Friday night with my comedy improv troupe, Guys In Ties. The owner did very good of bringing it up to modern amenities while still keeping the original feel of an old movie house. The large third floor hall, once used as a Masonic lodge, is being turned into seven apartments.

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