Howard Theatre

112 W. State Street,
Jefferson, IA 80129

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The Howard opened in the early 40’s and was one of four theatres at one time in operation in Jefferson. Seating was listed at 265 so it was the smallest of the four. The Howard closed in the early 50’s and has since been demolished.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 1, 2009 at 5:49 am

I found a mention of the Howard Theatre as early as the March 21, 1942, issue of Boxoffice. The item said that Beverly Richards, 22, was the new manager of the Iowa and Howard Theatres at Jefferson, both operated by the Pioneer Theatre Corporation of Minneapolis. She was the first woman ever named manager by the company.

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