Valley III Theatre

1551 Valley West Drive,
Unit 186,
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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Valley III Theatre Site, Valley West Mall, West Des Moines, IA

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The Valley III Theatre was a tri-plex located within the Valley West Mall (built c.1975) in West Des Moines, Iowa. Operated by Carmike and later Dubinsky Brothers Theatres.

In May 2009, it is the Ocean Beach Bar & Grill

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Logan5 on June 2, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Actually I believe the ownership was the other way around. Operated by Dubinsky circa 1988, closed by Carmike (circa 2000?).

Logan5 on June 16, 2009 at 12:55 pm

More commonly known as the “Valley 3 Theatres” and later the “Carmike Valley 3”. Closed August 25, 2001 according the a Des Moines Register article (“Carmike To Close 3 Iowa Theatres”), the mall was remodeled at least twice and the space was occupied by retail, then a restaurant “Kahunaville” which had it’s ribbon cutting celebration on July 25, 2007. Became Ocean Beach Bar & Grill circa November 2008. More information about the mall can be found here:

Century6 on January 2, 2010 at 1:25 am

Yes, it was operated by Dubinsky in the 80s until they sold out to Excellence ca 1988, and then Carmike (after they bought Excellence).

rivest266 on July 26, 2012 at 3:49 pm

This opened on July 30th, 1976. Grand opening ad uploaded in the photo section for this cinema.

Logan5 on December 18, 2012 at 9:47 pm

The ownership was the other way around. The Valley III was operated by Dubinsky circa 1988, then Excellence and then closed by Carmike in 2001.

On October 28, 1988 it was announced that Excellence Theatres would buy Dubinsky Bros Theatres (see Box Office magazine, January 1989 page 45).

In March 1991 Carmike Cinemas reached a deal to take over Excellence Theatres.

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