Olympic Theatre

114 N. Main Street,
Lenox, IA 50851

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Olympic Theatre

The Olympic Theatre was operating by 1912 in an old brick storefront, likely from about 1890. There is a round-fronted stage at the rear, presumably for live acts. Still appearing on the 1933 map, with a shortened stage, it was still open in 1939 but had closed by 1940.

It later became a Breadeaux Pizza restaurant, which is itself now closed. Judging by the style of sign that Breadeaux re-used, it may have been open well into the 1950’s.

Contributed by Seth Gaines

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SethG on August 17, 2019 at 7:39 am

I guess Breadeaux was reusing a later businesses sign. Maybe it became a bar or something?

SethG on August 17, 2019 at 7:56 am

Looking closer at my photos, and some others, that is definitely an aluminum poster case on the left. Does not look pre-1940. I think this must have re-opened, perhaps under another name.

50sSNIPES on June 14, 2020 at 9:41 am

Yes I Believe The Theater Ended Up Closing In 1939. This Was Followed By The Grand Opening Of The Nearby Lenox Theatre In February 1940, Which Will Have Its CinemaTreasures Page Soon.

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