Center Theatre

602 Seventh Street,
Grundy Center, IA 50638

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Center Theatre

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Opened as the Grundy Theatre in the early-1930’s, it was operated by Pioneer Theatres. During the early-1940’s it became the New Grundy Theatre. Later it was renamed the Center Theatre, seating was originally listed at 500.

During the late-1960’s the theatre closed. It was reopened in the late-1980’s after a complete renovation and a second screen was added in 2003.

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LonPeterson
LonPeterson on February 3, 2009 at 9:09 pm

The Center Theatre was purchased in 1967 by Peterson Theatres of Waverly Iowa. I think the the previous owner was Sam Backburn. My father remodeled The Center in about four months opening on Christmas day 1967 showing Disneys Jungle Book What a response we recieved from the people of Grundy Center. The theatre closed in 1983-1984 or so and sold to the local committee who once again revived The Center. Today it is a 99 cent theatre with a huge following

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