Garden Theater

615 Locust Street,
Des Moines, IA 50309

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Grand Entrance (1926)

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The Garden Theater sat on the north side of Locust Street, directly facing the Strand Theater. It had no balcony and was rather plain. It ran mostly second-run releases and B movies, but not too many oaters.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 29, 2010 at 4:46 am

This web page about Des Moines architect Norman T. Vorse says that he designed the Garden Theatre, among others. As the Garden was in operation before 1919, when Vorse merged his practice with that of the Kraetsch Brothers, this was one of his solo projects.

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