Century III Theatres

507 S. Duff Avenue,
Ames, IA 50010

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The Century Cinema opened as a twin in the early 80’s and a third screen was added sometime in the early 90’s. Seating was listed at 720 for the three auditoriums. The theatre was owned and operated by Central States Theatres, closed sometime in early 2000.

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Logan5 on June 9, 2009 at 1:10 pm

The address listed in the newspaper article is 509 South Duff Avenue.

Logan5 on June 9, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Looks like it opened in the late 1960s or possibly early 1970s.

Logan5 on June 9, 2009 at 1:24 pm

20th Century Bowling was/is located at 505 South Duff, presumably next door – to the North of this 509 South Duff site. Apparently the building was demolished, but the sign was left standing.

rodmo71 on June 22, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Problem with the Century was it was located in the middle of a flood plain so kept getting flooded. The last time it got flooded was 1998 and never reopened.

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