Des Moines Theatre

517 Grand Avenue,
Des Moines, IA 50309

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Modernized marquee (circa 1941-42)

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Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Calmuse on October 8, 2007 at 11:50 pm

A few more details: built in 1918 by A.H. Blank at a cost of $750,000 (in 1918 dollars); style: Egyptian Revival interior. Torn down in the mid 1960s.

rodmo71 on July 9, 2009 at 8:02 pm

The Polk County Convention Complex now stands where the Des Moines Theatre was.

Tinseltoes on June 27, 2012 at 11:57 am

Wartime renovations described in this 1942 trade article: boxofficemagazine

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