Theatre 1536

1536 E. Grand Avenue,
Des Moines, IA 50316

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rivest266
rivest266 on November 29, 2015 at 4:00 am

This opened on May 29th, 1941. Grand opening ads in photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on July 27, 2012 at 6:32 am

This opened as Theatre 1536 on October 25th, 1974. Grand opening ad posted here.

macbot3000
macbot3000 on February 28, 2010 at 12:48 pm

The 1536 building was demolished about 2000 or so.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 16, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Here is a December 1974 ad for the Theatre 1536:
http://tinyurl.com/man8tm

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 16, 2009 at 1:20 pm

It looks like it was called Theater 1536 in the 1983 photo. Maybe that was its porno name.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 16, 2009 at 1:19 pm

Here is a December 1965 ad from the Des Moines Register:
http://tinyurl.com/llyx9u

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 16, 2009 at 1:19 pm

I can’t see any building resembling the theater in Google street view. It must be gone. There’s a newer building with six store fronts which looks like it occupies the theater site and a couple of adjacent parcels as well, though it has the address 1534 E. Grand. The building next door is definitely not the theater.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 13, 2009 at 12:18 pm

From Boxoffice magazine, May 1941:

DES MOINES-The Eastown, new Tri-States and East Des Moines Theater Corp. theater here, is scheduled to open Wednesday. The new house will be the tenth Tri-States theater in the city.