Arion Theatre

212 N. Main Street,
Burlington, IA 52601

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Arion Theatre

The Arion Theatre was located on N. Main Street at Valley Street. It opened October 30, 1946 and closed March 7, 1953. It then became a restaurant.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 13, 2009 at 10:29 pm

The November 23, 1946, issue of Boxoffice said that the Arion Theatre had recently reopened after a major remodeling. The auditorium had been expanded to accommodate 500 seats. The previous seating capacity was not mentioned.

ddiewold16 on December 10, 2009 at 11:20 pm

my great grandpa opened the theater which was then owned by my grandpa. It was changed into a restaurant and club in its later years. Any information you have or any information you would like to receive would be much appreciated. please email me at

tampabayhawk on February 23, 2013 at 9:11 pm

I did not know this was a theater, prior to restaurant. In 60s folks would take we kids to Arion Restaurant. I have always remembered two things — the pizza had a taste I would not identify until later years —– cumin seed, perhaps crushed, but not powder. Genius! I put crushed cumin seed on my homemade pizza to this day. And the gentleman playing the piano would play “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” for me.

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