221 E. Washington Street,
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The Englert Theatre (Official)
Previously operated by: Central States Theatres Corp
Functions: Live Theatre
News About This Theater
- Aug 24, 2011 — Defining 'independent film'
The Englert Theatre was built in 1912, opening on September 26, 1912 with Thomas W. Ross in “The Only Son”. It was designed by architectural firm Rapp & Rapp out of Chicago. It was operated by A.H. Blank. The theatre was gutted by a fire on February 13, 1926. It was rebuilt to the plans architectural firm Vorse, Kraetsch & Kraetsch of Des Moines, reopening on November 17, 1926 with Wallace Beery in “"We’re in the Navy Now”. It was equipped with a Barton 2 manual organ.
After being closed for several years, the Englert Theatre was renovated and restored and is in use as a live theatre.
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