Grand Theatre

220 W. Gilman Street,
Sheffield, IA 50475

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Grand Theatre

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The Grand Theatre was located in the main business section of Sheffield on W. Gilman Street at N. 3rd Street. It opened in December 1937. The theatre has long been closed and stands empty and unused.

Contributed by Chuck

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kdavis on December 10, 2009 at 4:39 pm

This building is still standing. It is at the NE corner of Gilman and N 3rd. It is vacant and has lost its marquee, but remnants of the lobby are visible through the window.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 17, 2009 at 11:22 am

The Grand opened during the last week of December, 1937, according to an item in Boxoffice, January 1, 1938. The item said that the Grand was the second theater to open in Sheffield in three months, the Nu-Bee Theatre having opened in October, 1937. Prior to that, Sheffield had been without a movie house for fifteen years.

Owner-operator of the Grand was local physician F.H. Rodemeyer. The one-story, brick and tile building was 33x110, and the 300-seat auditorium was 74 feet long. The house was air conditioned.

Does anybody have anything on the Nu-Bee Theatre? Heh. Nu-Bee. n00b!

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