Billy Joe's Pitcher Show Theatre

1701 25th Street,
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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Billy Joe’s Pitcher Show was a single-screen independent discount theater located in the Des Moines, Iowa suburb of West Des Moines. The theatre building was built circa 1983. Billy Joe’s Pitcher Show opened February 17, 1984 with a theater that was accessed through an outer lounge/bar area (one of the first bars in town to offer karaoke). Full food and drink menus were available inside the theater. On weekends the theater featured earlier family screenings as well as regular midnight showings of "Rocky Horror Picture Show" on Friday nights. Once a month the theater showed pay-per-view WWE and UFC events.

The Pitcher Show closed February 7, 2009 after celebrating 25 years of movie exhibition and re-opened soon after as a bar ("Billy Joe’s") without the theatre.

Contributed by Edward Cook

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

DavidZornig on June 16, 2009 at 11:25 pm

Interesting & versatile concept.
The website still advertises films, matinees etc. Albeit using 2008 dates. Plus the floor plan still looks like a theater type setting. Maybe they just haven’t updated the site for 2009 as of yet.

TLSLOEWS on April 12, 2010 at 7:25 pm

Very interesting.

CSWalczak on August 9, 2012 at 6:45 pm

It is still showing movies and the sign has been changed; see the official website above.

rivest266 on November 29, 2015 at 4:09 pm

February 17th, 1984 grand opening ad in photo section

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