Grand Theatre

1148 Edgington Avenue,
Eldora, IA 50627

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Grand Theatre

The Grand Theatre opened prior to 1941. Closed in the mid-1950’s it was later re-opened.

It was renovated in the mid-to-late 1990’s

Contributed by Chuck

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 15, 2007 at 6:05 pm

Listed in the 1941 & 1943 editions of Film Daily Yearbook as the Grand Theatre. In the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. it has been re-named New Grand Theatre.

kencmcintyre on February 9, 2007 at 6:19 pm

An ad in the Hardin County Index dated 8/28/53 touts the grand opening of the New Grand Theater, with a panoramic wide screen. Opening features were “Dangerous When Wet”, starring Esther Williams, “Arrowhead”, starring Charlton Heston and Jack Palance (as an Indian), “Stalag 17” and “Pickup on South Street”, a great Sam Fuller film.

LonPeterson on February 3, 2009 at 4:27 pm

The Grand Theatre was purchased in 1975 by Gerald Peterson of Peterson Theatres of Waverly Iowa. It was interesting in the fact that it had a balcony with 25 or so seats in it.Restrooms were in behind the stage in the basement. It operated until the mid to late 80’s when I believe the Eldora New Providence School systems Voc- Ed class undertook the gutting and remodel of the Grand and was re-opened as a dollar house run by a group of volunteers

DavidZornig on October 29, 2018 at 8:33 pm

July 1996 image added credit The Hardin County Index.

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