Family Theatre

539 Locust Street,
Des Moines, IA 50309

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Family Theater, Des Moines, IA in 1923

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Ate a ton of popcorn at the Family Theatre. It was basic, no balcony and always ran westerns, Laurel & Hardy, Disney and Lantz cartoons, and serials. Think Rogers, Autry and I saved the west there. Basic flat V-shaped sign with no vertical sign. It was on the east side of the alley that seperated it fron the Casino Theatre.

Contributed by Swede Blue

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flickaguy on November 28, 2012 at 12:32 pm

In Bill Bryson’s paperback book “The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid” is a photo of the Family Theater on page 2. I can’t read all the marquee but it says “DOPE INFERNO”, “SHAME”, “HORROR” and “DESPAIR”. I can’t read the title of the movie. Does anyone know what the title might be? Thanks, JH.

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