Davenport Theatre

1129 W. Third Street,
Davenport, IA 52802

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Davenport Theatre

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The Davenport Theatre was built in 1912 with seating listed at 320. The theatre was located on W. Third Street at Myrtle Street.

The theatre closed sometime in the mid-1950’s. The building is now used for a distributor for Appliances, Heating and Cooling parts. Any further information on the Davenport Theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 25, 2013 at 9:51 pm

The Davenport Iowa History web site has two photos of the Davenport Theatre under construction in 1912:

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Kingrjking
Kingrjking on December 29, 2015 at 9:28 am

In Davenport City Directories of 1913 thru 1933 the Davenport theater is listed at 1129 W. 3rd not far from the s.e. corner of 3rd and Marquette. This is one of only three neighborhood theater buildings I know of still extant in Davenport. A former West End resident once told me that some in the neighborhood referred to this theater as “Dingbats” but he did not know the story behind this odd name. Does anyone remember? Location of this theater was unusual, sort of halfway between the Downtown and the West End theaters located on or near Cedar St.

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