Cresco Theatre

115 Second Avenue West,
Cresco, IA 52136

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The Cresco

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The present Cresco Theatre was built in 1915 and called the Cresco Opera House. It was where the traveling shows stopped to put on their performances between 1914 and the 1920’s.

The Opera House has been fully restored including a chandelier in the lobby and unique decorative plaster work. Residents can attend daily movies at 7:30pm Monday thru Thursday and 7:00 and 9:00pm on week ends. Matinees when warranted. They also have live performances put on by the Cresco Community Theatre.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 14, 2006 at 9:53 am

Here is the registry information:

Cresco Opera House (added 1981 – Building – #81000245)
Also known as Cresco Theater
115 W. 2nd Ave., Cresco
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Social History
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Local Gov’t
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Theater

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 14, 2006 at 1:25 pm

Here is some additional background on the Cresco theater including a thumbnail photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 25, 2008 at 1:18 pm

Here is the website for the Cresco Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 24, 2009 at 7:26 pm

This is another 1986 photo.

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