East Gate III Cinemas

1550 E. Euclid Avenue,
Des Moines, IA 50313

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The Eastgate was a three-screen theater located in the Eastgate Shopping Center in Des Moines, Iowa. The actual legal address was 1558 East Euclid Avenue.

According to a Des Moines Register article dated 5/18/1998, Davis Theatres opened it in 1966. As the "Cinemas I & II", it was billed as "Iowa’s only Twin Theatre". Eventually a third theatre was added and it became the "Eastgate Cinemas III".

The building was demolished circa 2005 and it appears that hardly a trace of the theatre can be found on the site – an empty lot behind the Iowa Health Physicians & Clinics Walk-In Urgent Care Clinic – as of June 2009.

Contributed by Edward Cook

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Century6
Century6 on January 2, 2010 at 9:15 am

The Eastgate I & II was owned by Dubinsky Bros during the 80s and was a second-run theatre. Eastgate III was a separate theatre (located in the same strip mall) which showed adult movies.

rivest266
rivest266 on July 26, 2012 at 12:47 am

This was opened by General Cinemas* on October 26th, 1966. Dubinsky must has taken it over shortly after.

  • typical General Cinema ad design.
rivest266
rivest266 on July 26, 2012 at 1:22 am

Also uploaded the Cinema III grand opening ad from November 26th, 1969. It had separate management from the other two screens.

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