Mindframe Theaters

555 John F. Kennedy Road,
Dubuque, IA 52002

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February 1, 1987

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The Kennedy Mall opened as a twin by General Cinemas in the early-1970’s. During the late-1980’s it was under the Excellence Theatre banner and was expanded to a six screen.

In the early-1990’s Carmike Cinemas took over operations featuring first run features. During 2004 when the expansion and remodel of the Cinema Center 8 was completed the Kennedy Mall became a discount house. The theatre was closed in May 2007, but soon re-opened as a first run cinema under independent management.

Contributed by Chuck

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

saegerjon on June 16, 2007 at 9:14 pm

We were in Dubuque this past weekend and this theater sure looked closed.

kencmcintyre on November 27, 2007 at 4:32 pm

I can’t come up with any show times, so it may in fact be closed.

ironsij0287 on April 3, 2008 at 1:23 pm


Kennedy Mall has been given new life. The theater has been remodeled into Mindframe Theaters, which will focus on showing smaller, independent and foreign films as well as playing some old classics as well. I really hope they’re successful.

kencmcintyre on April 3, 2008 at 1:31 pm

Great, so it’s open again. I hope they do well.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on August 12, 2011 at 3:00 pm

The newspaper ad I uploaded was from 2/1/1987

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on August 12, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Best I can tell Essaness/Excellence took over in June of 1988.

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