Lyons Theatre

110 Main Avenue,
Clinton, IA 52732

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Previous Names: Parkside Theatre

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Lyons Theatre

The Parkside Theatre was opened in March 1914. It was remodelled in 1941 and renamed Lyons Theatre. It had closed by 1950.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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CSWalczak on August 7, 2012 at 11:16 am

According to this webpage, The Parkside/Lyons opened in 1913 or 1914.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 24, 2013 at 12:37 pm

The Parkside Theatre was remodeled and renamed the Lyons Theatre in 1941. Here’s an item from The Film Daily of August 29:

“T. J. Evans Completes $5,000 Remodeling Job

“Clinton, Ia. — The former Parkside Theater here has been remodeled and modernized under a $5,000 investment by owner T. J. Evans which included changing the name of the house to the Lyons Theater.

“Improvements included a new cooling system, improved projection and sound equipment, new seats, new interior finish and a new marquee.

“The new marquee is in the shape of a V with lighted glass sides and third dimension letters. The interior of the house now is attractively finished in tan, ivory and brown composition material in block pattern, with a checker-board effect trim. Indirect lighting fixtures harmonizing with the color scheme.

“The new seats are tangerine and blue to blend with the interior coloring. A washed-air cooling system and a new heating system also is included.”

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 15, 2014 at 3:31 pm

There is a photo of The Parkside Theatre on the Facebook page Clinton Movie Theatres. The page also has a couple of ads for the Lyons Theatre, one dating from 1956 and the other from 1970.

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