Corning American Theatre

704 Davis Avenue,
Corning, IA 50841

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American Theatre, Corning, Iowa

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Previously a storefront which had been a bakery, the Lyric Theatre was renamed American Theatre in September 1916. It had 250 seats. In 1959 it became the Brokaw American Theatre which was closed in 2009.

The Corning American Theatre was renovated and reopened June 6, 2014.

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calc
calc on January 11, 2009 at 9:00 pm

for sale on ebay

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 15, 2009 at 7:15 am

Here is an April 1930 ad from the Adams County Free Press:
http://tinyurl.com/kq37yg

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 27, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Looks like it’s closed. Here is another photo:
http://tinyurl.com/yjdzvre

bmcvey
bmcvey on June 14, 2014 at 6:13 am

After being purchased and renovated, the “Corning American Theatre” is now RE-OPENED (June 2014)! Their website is http://www.corningamericantheater.com and information is also available on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/corningamericantheater

bmcvey
bmcvey on June 14, 2014 at 6:36 am

The news about the re-opening is available here: http://acfreepress.com/public_html/front-page-news/cornings-american-theater-a-sequel-the-silver-screen-returns-to-corning-on-june-6

doitnow
doitnow on June 15, 2014 at 4:30 am

This newly renovated theatre has 100 hi-back rocker seats. Theatre is handicap accessible. The distance between the seat rows was increased 5 inches over standard to ensure a more comfortable movie experience. Dolby surround sound and a digital projector produce an awesome movie watching experience. Prices for concessions are very reasonable.

bmcvey
bmcvey on June 15, 2014 at 10:25 pm

Attended a matinée showing of “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and the screen/sound where outstanding. Prices are VERY reasonable. The matinée and children ticket prices are $5 and for adults for evening shows are $7. Purchasing a combo of 2 large drinks and a large popcorn was only $11 at the Corning American Theatre. I usually have to pay closer to $20 for the same thing in a larger city like Omaha, NE. I was highly impressed to say the least.

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