Royal 3 Cinemas

33 Central Avenue SW,
Le Mars, IA 51021

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Royal 3 Cinemas

The Royal Theatre was opened by 1916. It was remodelled in 1946 to the plans of architect Henry A. Raapke. It was twinned in the early-1970’s and a third screen added in the early-2000’s. It was originally operated by March Brothers Theatres and later March Theatres. J & J took over operations in 2005. It was closed in 2009, and was renovated and reopened in early-2012. There is a Hollywood Video store in the lobby of the theatre.

Contributed by Chuck

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CSWalczak on November 11, 2009 at 3:14 pm

According to this article, the theater is closed and for sale:

kdavis on January 13, 2010 at 1:28 pm

According Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, the Royal Theater dates to at least 1923.

CSWalczak on November 1, 2010 at 12:57 pm

There are plans underway to restore and reopen this theater:

TLSLOEWS on November 1, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Thanks,Great looking theatre.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 2, 2010 at 7:38 pm

Impressed with one-sheets on display.

CSWalczak on January 25, 2011 at 11:36 am

An article about the renovations that are underway:

dallasmovietheaters on March 5, 2016 at 4:52 am

1916 ad posted in photos

Trolleyguy on April 14, 2016 at 7:36 am

Operated by Main Street Theatres. Updated website link:

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 1, 2017 at 4:48 pm

The Royal Theatre had recently changed hands, according to the January 29, 1916, issue of Motography:

“Carl Noltze of Cleghorn has purchased the Royal theater at Le Mars from George Toppings. The Royal will be managed by Mr. Harding, who will continue to run pictures as the regular program, but other shows and sporting events will also be staged.”

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